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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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Michael Chesney on September 23, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments
First flight of N756AC after the rebuild.
All went wonderfully
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:…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
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 …Continue
Added by Sebastien Heintz on September 9, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Rebecca Riley on September 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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!…Continue
Added by Chris Boultinghouse on September 5, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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.
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.