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Mod 1- Elevator End Rib Caps

Designed elevator end caps for the Cruzer. Designed a little oversized (20mm) flanges to trim back to personal desired fit.

Template/Dimensions (approximate, your fit may vary). …

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Added by Joshua Bardell on March 8, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

It lives

Nice day, so I pulled the Cruzer out of the shop for a first run. 

150 hp 0-320 lyc.  All ran smoothly, no precious fluids leaking.

Added by Mark Schoening on March 5, 2021 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Canopy rails ch200

Hi hopefully someone can help me as I never built this aircraft and I need to know what rails are required to replace the ones that are falling apart on my aircraft. It looks like to me that they drawer rails that are 28” long please confirm and where can I purchase such ?

Added by Ryan James on February 24, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments

Avionics Overview | Dynon | Super Duty Build Series

Added by Adam Andrews on February 21, 2021 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Paint Scheme of my Cruzer

Had Michael Garber Studios design my final color scheme for the L750 Cricket.

Added by Joseph Millette on February 19, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Update

I haven't posted in quite awhile. I am working at a very slow pace due to time constraints and perfectionism. I have lots of updated photos to show.

Added by Scott Smith on February 15, 2021 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Ignition module failure on my Rotax

Recently, the trusty 912S in my 701 has been, well, not that trusty. The symptoms started subtly about a year ago, with slight difficulty starting. Used to be, you couldn't count the blades before the thing sprang to life. Now I was counting 6 or 10 seconds, and having to mess with various combinations of throttle and choke - probably because the lack of immediate start was causing flooding.

Anyway, I had an annual inspection coming up, and even though I have my repairman…

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Added by Sebastian Dewhurst on February 14, 2021 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Panel Upgrade

After flying my  HDS for 10 and half years, decide to upgrade the instrument panel in order to relieve some COVID fatigue.  Purchased an inexpensive CNC router to make the cutouts and learned to use the software to make the drawings and generate the GCODE.

Was able to clean up some wiring and remove unnecessary instruments.  Still getting used…

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Added by Jerry Latimer on February 13, 2021 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Setting Flaperon

I am trying to find information on how to properly set the flaperon position. I have recently completed a set of high strength turnbuckles to assist in the setting process. I have looked through all the documentation I have and can't find any pictures or angle information, maybe I am too OCD but I want to get this correct. I started by laying a straight edge on the top rear of the wing and adjusting to that but when I have completed the settings I don't have much flaperon movement with the…

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Added by Michael W Shaw on February 9, 2021 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Super Duty Landing Light Install

I ordered the landing light kit for the 750 and started looking for instructions on how to install it. I found a few examples of what the final product looked like but nothing like what I needed as a VERY armature builder. Well, I decided to tackle the project and I figured I'd pass along what I did in case it might help someone else.

The first thing I found is that either I build the slat wrong or the SD slat is different than the 750 STOL. I say this because the pictures and…

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Added by Colin Campbell on February 5, 2021 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Folding nose skin for 650B

Video documenting my process for folding the nose skin for my Zenith 650.

Added by Damon Brantley on January 26, 2021 at 9:56pm — No Comments

My CH750 Cruzer Build will be Live Streamed

I would not call this video exciting, but I'm starting a new YouTube series to document the building of my Zenith CH750 Cruzer. This Introduction shows the new format, which uses 3 cameras to film the construction and shows off the workshop. Once construction starts, in a few weeks, the work will be live streamed. Each day of work will then be compressed into time lapse at 60 times normal speed. I am not trying to become YouTube famous, just document the entire process of building a…

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Added by Todd Osborne on January 17, 2021 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Another completed piece

It's always an exciting day when you just get to rivet! Assembled the elevator for the final time. These are the days that make me want to invest in a pneumatic riveter, I think I will for the fuselage. 

The stabilizer was finished my junior year in college, will just tack rivet elevator for now.

Rudder I'm holding was finished by my granddad at the Zenith factory in 1993.…

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Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on January 11, 2021 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Corvair Short Block Assembly

Sequence of pictures each hyper-linked to my eaa builder log which show details of Corvair flight engine short block assembly.

Corvair Flight Engine Short Block Assembly (corvair750.com)

Added by Skip Rhudy on January 9, 2021 at 12:41am — No Comments

2020 is over

A look in the review mirror: 2020

Added by Skip Rhudy on January 3, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Happy New Year! Let's make it a great one for Aviation.

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Added by Adam Andrews on January 2, 2021 at 11:08am — No Comments

Paint Scheme of my Cruzer

I have decided on my color scheme and have already ordered my paint. Going with a commemorative L4 Grasshopper. I am looking for a supplier of Leather seat coverings. Any suggestions?

Added by Joseph Millette on December 29, 2020 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Making Progress! Main Gear Installed

Added by Adam Andrews on December 24, 2020 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Zenith Coming to Texas in February for Workshop Class and Zenith Fly-In Gathering

Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop Is Coming To Hondo, Texas on February

  • 2/17/21 UPDATE: Rescheduled due to Winter Weather in Texas! The hands-on workshop (which is at…
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Added by Zenith Aero on December 22, 2020 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Finally getting back to work

Last year I graduated college, and moved to Oregon to start my aerospace engineering career (as an avionics engineer). Been instructing a lot, especially after finishing my CFI-I. BUT I finally have the whole kit here, and make time for it most days. Nice to have it close by and easy access. 

I got the wings to about 75% done in high school and college breaks. Finished most of the fail feathers in college. I'm just about to install the trim servo in the elevator, and close it…

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Added by Scott Tyler Bragg on December 16, 2020 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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