1976 "Eight Day Wonder" Aircraft Build Project in Oshkosh

From the archives, Chris Heintz and his crew build an entire Zenith kit plane at the Oshkosh Fly-In (1976), followed by the first flight!

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Comment by Joao Alberto Cezarotto on May 1, 2014 at 9:35pm


  Sorry,  I''m using the google translator.
When I read the article about this feat, was the moment I made the decision to do that in the future this model to realize my dream of having my own plane.
Today past 38 years this week put support the engine (ROTAX UL) my CH 701 and hope to be flying between October November 2014

Comment by David Gallagher on May 1, 2014 at 7:55am

I was a mere 13 year old attending my 2nd Oshkosh when all this occurred.  I was aware of the one week wonder event going on, and walked by the workshop many times during the week, but I did not pay all that much attention to it.  Little did I know that 30 years later, at Oshkosh 2006, I would decide to start building my own Zenith.  I guess my 601XL qualified as the "22 month wonder" when it flew in 2008.


I hope to be more of a participant in this year's one week wonder.



Comment by Timothy Aanerud on April 30, 2014 at 9:45pm
Where is this aircraft today? The Canadian Civil Aircraft Register says "Aircraft Removed from the Register: 1988-11-17"
Comment by Dr. Edward L. Olds III on April 30, 2014 at 8:36pm


Is that you in the Levi's jacket and full beard?????


Comment by Lee Engel on April 30, 2014 at 6:26pm

I wish we could all go back to those  times!!.   Lee

Comment by Zenith.Aero on April 30, 2014 at 6:11pm

Check out this new article from the May 2014 issue of EAA Sport Aviation magazine that previews the upcoming "One Week Wonder" project at Oshkosh AirVenture:

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