December 2014 Blog Posts (11)

The geese are back

The geese are back,

A few weeks ago the snow geese started to arrive in full force and spread out all over the valley in which I live. This started about five years ago and it seems more and more are joining the fray.  Winter wheat   planted in fall stands about two inches high at this time of year is tops on the menu. Flocks like the ones shown can destroy a field in one day, it is to the point farmers are planting more corn in place of wheat. Along with some corn my land is planted…


Added by ulis temos on December 27, 2014 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments



Added by ulis temos on December 24, 2014 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments


In Plane language would you guys explain what is going with Jabiru engines.

This brand has been used in Zenith aircraft for many years and  personally have owned two.

Other than typical heating issues in new engines, I didn't know of other problems until this morning..

Added by Steve Weston on December 24, 2014 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Snow Loads

Anyone have experience with your 601 XL-B and snow loads ?

With this years heavy storms, I am concerned about the stress of two feet,  maybe three feet of snow on the wings.

Cantilever wings ,  snow,  over stress spars,  weight of snow. 

Added by Steve Weston on December 23, 2014 at 3:45pm — 3 Comments

Christopher Ward's Zenith CH 750 Cruzer project - Horizontal Tail

Earlier this month, we opened up our factory to Christopher Ward and members of EAA Chapter 429 of Jefferson City (MO) to give Chris and his helpers to get a chance on progressing on the construction of a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.

Christopher attended our regular Zenith Workshop earlier in the year,…


Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 18, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Steel Bungee System now out in the field

Just got the first review on a flying "Steel Bungee"

"Yesterday I flew Rick's 750 with the new spring and what an amazing difference!"


We now have a bunch of hours on our own "Steel Bungee" and also have the V-shaped nylon block milled flat. I have tried to introduce rudder flutter to see if I could loose the rudder at VNE and all other speeds but it is just fine.

The suspension is now actually moving up and down, rather than mostly being locked into the top…


Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 14, 2014 at 4:10pm — 6 Comments

701 towing hook


I am looking for drawing for towing hook for 701 , is someone who can help me with this ?


Added by Andrzej Kostkiewicz on December 12, 2014 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Prop Pitch

Anybody have info on prop pitch I have a 80hp rotax 912 with GSC 3 blade wood 68 inch on my 701 with low RPM 4400 is max. Wondering what degree i should use at the tip for short field takeoff and more RPM. Thanks

Added by David McCusker on December 8, 2014 at 9:44am — 3 Comments

Bob Posted great pictures of his Steel Bungee Installation

Take a look at his nice workmanship.  Bob has a CH-650 and also a CH-750 and has gone steel bungee on each.  


Jan Eggenfellner 

Added by Jan Eggenfellner on December 6, 2014 at 3:45pm — No Comments

One more kit finished

Finished the last of the slats on November 6th.  The wing kit is now here and I hope to start assembly this weekend.

Added by John Burns on December 5, 2014 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Finished in the garage.

I finally have finished all that can be completed here in my garage.  Soon, I will move all the parts to Sunrise Beach airport, Texas, for re-assembly and to get ready for the FAA airworthiness inspection.

Added by Cliff Stripling on December 4, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

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