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At 11:18am on June 24, 2018, David Muse said…

Hi, Walt!

I am all assembled now at Buzzair in TN. I have been working 12hrs a day on the plane. My empty weight is 817 pounds, with the Corvair 100HP engine. Kindly add to your chart for me, as I have no idea how.


Dave Muse


At 4:21pm on March 17, 2016, John E Adams said…

Hi Walt - Thanks for your favourable comments. I am lucky to have some good photographer friends and I love giving them something to shoot. I will post pics of Zenair Aircraft and Flying in Orkney as I get them - The desert is such a contrast to Orkney the most common thing is the lack of trees :-D Glad to be friends Buddo

At 4:07pm on January 11, 2016, ronald zielke said…

i forgot about the seat .  i bought the seat option from zen and the tried them on the seat frame and finale sat in them, well i'm all legs so my seat position was as far back as i could possible make them. i did make two other positions for other people.

At 4:00pm on January 11, 2016, ronald zielke said…

>Thank you Walt i used toughs in my wings but was lucky and made the aluminum line work to the valve. I plan to use the flexible line to the firewall and beyond/ with fire sleeve of coarse. the pic's on my zenith site show the line before finale installation of the other side panel to my center console i also intend to use some cork between the panels to help with abrasion. I kind of wish i had made my console the same as yours but it did work out well. thanks again for the reply Ron

At 11:46am on September 4, 2015, ronald zielke said…

,Hi Walt  in the photo you sent showing your center console with the cover off, it appears  that I havebought the same gas valve.  The instructions were rather sparse,  looking at yours it looked like the left goes to the left and right to the right center to feed motor.  but I noticed that you had a 180 twist in the lines, I have no clue how  to plumb that thing,  could you help me out?  there is a flat spot milled in the bottom of the valve to help with orientation for me.  one other question. on your movable seat does the brkt that receives the rod go over the top of the seat pan or under ?  Thanks  you  really have so great ideas.  

At 12:13pm on June 23, 2015, ulis temos said…
Thanks for your interest. The flyin was at lock haven pa. It is an annual get together mostly of piper Cubs held at the factory where they where born. I met up with Sebastian at Fredrick md. At which time he gave me flyers to hand out. I hung them on my prop, they where gone in less than two hours.
At 12:29pm on March 22, 2015, Larry Zepp said…

Hi Walt,

Jan has the engine weighed at 178 lbs dry. I don't have an easy way to check the engine weight or total engine plus FWF weight for a while. I will let you know when I do.

Larry Zepp

At 7:53am on February 4, 2015, Normand Lambert said…

Hi Walt,

I'll do it tonite ! Let you know !



At 7:14pm on November 23, 2014, Michael J. Baker said…

what ice cream in ohio are you looking for ????

Mike Baker

At 9:51am on November 10, 2014, Samuel H Drake said…


Definitely feel free to use the picture for whatever reason and safety is dertainly a good reason.

Sam Drake

At 3:50am on October 23, 2014, Tony Oliver said…

Hi Walt,

Yes, it is a barn.   The picture was taken locally when I was enroute to a temporary storage location for my almost completed fuselage.   Certainly, it would be good to meet up if you ever come to the UK.    Where I live there is quite a lot of aviation history, for example, I live close to the Imperial War Museum, at Duxford, that has ( I think) the largest warbird collection in Europe.  I keep my Long-EZ there, at present.   Thanks for your interest - I got some great advice back from John and Norm.   Tony Oliver

At 12:08pm on September 19, 2014, Stephen R. Smith said…

Hello Walt,

You may use my remarks on tracking as you see fit.


At 10:54am on August 28, 2014, Dean Smith said…
Hi Walt,
That sounds like fun, I am ready,call anytime. My wings and all of the other parts will be here on Tuesday. If you get this way call me. You can see my progress and I can pick your brain.
At 2:37pm on March 2, 2014, Travis Corbin said…
Haha! Joe, Dave, Glen et al say what happens in Oshkosh, stays in Oshkosh. Sure... The one year I don't go and it turns into a runaway! Go figure.
At 5:17pm on February 5, 2014, Attila Kazi said…

Hi Walt, thanks for the compliment! plane flies really nicely but a friend test flew it for me and suggested we remove it before i got a chance to do a comparison. He advised me it would provide more feedback on the stick at the critical "flair" moment. Flying without it is still great just at taxi its still a bit heavy. Good luck with your project!

At 1:08pm on December 15, 2013, Glen Brown said…

I'm not sure...he won't show me the actual installation. He has been eating a lot of cheezies since Oshkosh; is that somehow related?

At 2:56pm on November 26, 2013, Thomas A Muller said…


You are most welcome to stop while here. In addition to a great airport at KLEW, if you come during warm weather we have a cottage you can stay at and a camper you can use.  Spent last summer in Alaska and are now looking forward to spending most of the summer at home.. although we will probably also go to OSH for a few days.  Are you flying the Zenith or something else?  I am still flying my Van's RV-9A and enjoying the beautiful flying in Maine.

At 12:00pm on November 22, 2013, Ted Taylor said…

Thanks!  I like having nothing but the best.

At 11:34am on November 22, 2013, KEVIN OCONNOR said…

Thanks I have yet to fly in Ireland my total flight time is 27 hrs in a piper trauma hawk  (they liked to spin) back in 1993 Jandakot Airport Western Australia. :)

At 4:44pm on November 20, 2013, Peter D Miller said…
Sounds great.
My strip. Vt47

CALL FIRST! I graze cows and am an organic dairy farmer. U wouldnt want to catch a fence or ding a cow.

I have a guest house also if available then...


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