December 2016 Blog Posts (14)

Viking Aircraft Engines Supports AV84all...AGAIN!

Viking Aircraft Engines has once again proven itself to be a committed partner with AV84all. Viking recently donated an upgrade steel bungee for the nose wheel of the Zenith 750.

This upgrade to the standard rubber bungee will not wear out, and will make rudder operation smoother. This is crucial in an aircraft that will have a handle to control rudder deflection.

From Viking:

The Viking, steel bungee upgrade, “works in reverse of the original rubber bungee, yet the…


Added by AV84all on December 29, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Donna retires after 18 years at Zenith Aircraft

After 18 years, Donna Zimmerman will be retiring from Zenith Aircraft Company at the end of this year.

Donna was responsible for shipping and receiving, making sure the many parts that make up the kits were carefully packaged and crated.  Here, Donna works on one of her last shipments, helping Glen (of Hulett, Wyoming) pack his STOL CH 750 wings, slats and…


Added by Zenith.Aero on December 28, 2016 at 10:00am — 32 Comments

Video of Rib Flange Pressing

A demonstration of cutting and pressing a flange into a wing rib.

Added by Damon Brantley on December 27, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Zenith Helps AV84all

The Zenith 750 Cruzer build began Sept 2016 in Salisbury, NC.

Pulling the first rivet.

AV84all, EAA Chapter 1083, and Zenith Aircraft have partnered to build a handicap accessible 750…


Added by AV84all on December 26, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Rudder nose skin

I am a brand new 750 builder. Working on the rudder. Question. Is it critical how much is cut off the top of the rudder nose skin? I don't really see it in the plans. Is the bottom of the nose skin trimmed any? Thanks

Added by Mitchell Hargin on December 24, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Cradle plans for Two wings?

Does anyone have plans for a cradle for two wings while I finish the fuselage? I am a kit builder since I do not have the capability of independent building or construction.

Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on December 21, 2016 at 9:21pm — 7 Comments

Zenith Helps AV84all

Zenith helps disabled pilots achieve the dream of flight! With Zenith's help, AV84all will foster a community of disabled aviators and disabled aviation enthusiasts that will participate in the mainstream world of general aviation through education, hands-on training, and inclusion, to overcome the many obstacles we face.

I am a C7 quadriplegic as the result of an…


Added by AV84all on December 18, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What's Missing? Product, Service, Options. Ideas? Help!

Short and sweet. I love this community. I'm passionate about building and the people who like to as well. I love the idea of taking flat sheet metal and turning it into functional engineered art work that can take you places. I want to be involved in this full time. But I need to be able to support a family (my growing family) too. What product, service or option is missing in your build process or flying adventures that would be really nice to have and doesn't currently exist, or isnt…


Added by Bryan Walstrom on December 15, 2016 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

Zenith Workshop at the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

For the first time ever, Zenith Aircraft Company is bringing its famous two-day hands-on kit aircraft building workshop to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo (in Sebring, Florida, January 25- 28, 2017).

The Zenith workshops are aimed at…


Added by Zenith.Aero on December 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

First Rivets Pulled!

It's starting to come together, finally. :)

Added by Chris Boultinghouse on December 13, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

Cruzer CH-750 factory assembled wing spar.

I started the right passenger wing skeleton, it seems the factory assembled wing spar has multiple rivets in locations which will need to be drilled out to install nose ribs and rear ribs. Maybe I am missing something or have the wrong spar?
Is this a common occurrence or am I just unlucky?

Added by Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall on December 10, 2016 at 11:23pm — 18 Comments

Video of fabricating a simple angle bracket

While working on my wing spars I realized I had put a nose rib angle in backwards and needed to make another one. I decided to use this as an opportunity to demonstrate the method I use for for laying out, bending and checking parts that I fabricate.

Added by Damon Brantley on December 10, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Rainy weekend means drilling!

I had my rudder ready for priming and riveting last week, but it's been too rainy to prime. So I just moved on to the fin and kept drilling. :)

Added by Chris Boultinghouse on December 4, 2016 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Adding Louvers to cowl for cooling 3300

Has anybody tried to cool down a 3300 with louvers added to the cowl?

Added by Mike Miller on December 1, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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