September 2016 Blog Posts (15)

Richard Jones making AVIATION HISTORY

After trying out the Corvair, Richard spent 6 months and some money to redo his airplane with a Viking 130 engine.  He made aviation history yesterday by being the first to fly a low winged Zenith aircraft with the Viking 130 engine model.  I spoke with him today and he could not stop talking about what a huge difference the engine has made to his airplane.  We hope to have a takeoff video from him shortly in order to get a before / after comparison to the airplane being powered with the…


Added by Jan Eggenfellner on September 30, 2016 at 6:27pm — 4 Comments

Wiring runs

Was a little worried about running all my wiring through the center console, along with the fuel lines, and having the dual controls. Fabricated and a rack and, with a bunch of adel clamps, it looks to be doable.…


Added by Michael Chesney on September 23, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

First Flight N756AC after the rebuild

First flight of N756AC after the rebuild.
Zenith Phoenix
All went wonderfully

Added by Christopher Jon Brown on September 22, 2016 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

Streamline Wing Struts for the STOL CH 701

We're pleased to introduce all-new extruded aluminum streamline struts for the STOL CH 701 light sport utility kit airplane.

Here's a first-flight video with the new streamline struts installed on the Zenith demonstrator STOL CH 701:…


Added by Zenith.Aero on September 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Don't do what I did!

Crashed my plane but all is well now. It's flying wonderfully again and hope someone doesn't make my same mistake by seeing this.

Added by Christopher Jon Brown on September 17, 2016 at 9:01am — 6 Comments

Parts, plans, engines for sale.

Hi everyone. I will be in Mexico for open hanger days next weekend. I am bringing with me a complete 601/650 tail kit, 650B plans package, 750 Stoll plan package, and 2 complete Corvair engines, less the car shrouding blower and carbs. These both have all the right numbers for WW conversion. If interested text me at 719 466-3101 for more details and pricing. Thanks Michael Armstrong, Pueblo CO 750 Cruiser # C75-10558

Added by Mike Armstrong on September 16, 2016 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Cleco Contest - Open Hangar Days 2016

Join us at the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days and participate in the first-ever Cleco Contest at the Zenith factory!…


Added by Rebecca Riley on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Camping - Zenith Open Hangar Days 2016

Plan to camp at the Mexico Memorial Airport (KMYJ) for the 25th Annual Zenith Open Hangar Days and have close access to all of the fun! Mexico's airport…


Added by Rebecca Riley on September 14, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


Roger and I went flying this morning in the Zenith CH 650 to summarize the events at the upcoming 25th annual Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Days and Fly In coming up in a couple of weeks at the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri:

Here's more info on the events from …


Added by Sebastien Heintz on September 9, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Zenith Aircraft Show - Fly Your Zenith To Open Hangar Days 2016 and Participate!

Fly-in to show off your Zenith during the 25th Annual Open Hangar Days at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri and register your plane to be judged in the…


Added by Rebecca Riley on September 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

New prop for my 701

I've been flying for several years now with a 72" Warp Drive. As my good friend Felipe points out - heavy but reliable. However, no leading edge protection meant that over the years of landing in places an airplane probably should not go, I had a pretty battered prop.

I met with the folks at Sensenich who are just up the road from me here in Florida (I like doing business locally where possible). Their website actually recommends the 68" with a 912S. However, after thinking…


Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on September 6, 2016 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

... and now for something completely different - Z Nation Zombie Apocalypse Zenith STOL CH 701 !!!

A while back I got hooked on watching The Walking Dead series - one of a number of shows and movies about a "Zombie Apocalypse" where most of the population is turned into zombies by a mutant virus, aliens, government weaponized virus, GMO's,  etc.,  - you get the picture - take your choice! The plot is predictable - a small band of "normal" humans makes a trek to find sanctuary from the hordes of zombies and…


Added by John Austin on September 6, 2016 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Construction has officially begun...

Finally, after having the Cruzer plans for 7 months, the first part was made! It's just a rudder rib, but it does mark the official start of construction. Onward!…


Added by Chris Boultinghouse on September 5, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Cruzer with Viking 130 Weight

OK folks - I asked this question about 6 months ago and only got one answer. I would think there are several Cruzers flying with the Viking 130 by now, can you all tell us how you have your bird equipped, if it is painted, and what you ended up with for an empty weight.


Added by Donald Lynam on September 4, 2016 at 7:41pm — 3 Comments

New Zealand South Island in November?

My wife and I will be touring the South Island for two weeks from 1st November in a campervan. 

Do any Kiwi Zenith members have any advice about aviation related events that are worth visiting while we're there?

I'd be interested in seeing some STOL ops and WW1 replica aircraft.

Best regards,




Added by Shay King on September 2, 2016 at 4:39am — 6 Comments

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