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Comment by Joel L Thompson on December 31, 2023 at 9:30am

Humm, I updated my MS operating system recently.  Now, on this site I am getting this message anytime I try to open a photo.  It has not happened on any other site I use.Admin, please comment.

Joe T..

Comment by Bruce Luedeman on September 28, 2023 at 3:43pm

I have located a circa 1997 hangar find Zenith 601 partially completed kit (no finishing kit).  I'm thinking about kaking a purchase.  The wings are complete and in a cradle.  One of our EAA TC's mentioned to me about a Zenith wing spar advisory.  I've looked everywhere I can think of and cannot find information on the Zenith spar advisory around this time period.  So.....does any one have info they can share with me what the spar fix is and what it looks like?  I don't want to tear apart already completed wings if the spar advisory was not done.  Thanks!  

Comment by Tom Mills on September 19, 2023 at 3:59pm
Can Anybody add the ZENAIR ZIPPER to the Discussion Forums ?
I am currently rebuilding a Zipper II.
Any: info,parts,photos,aircraft would be appreciated
The Ultralight Zipper is unique with a folding PRINCETON WING.
Look it up on WIKIPEDIA. see mine on the site 2 engines multi
Coloured wing.
Comment by DENNIS LONG on December 30, 2022 at 9:30pm

has anyone installed the bubble doors on a 701 

Comment by Mark Taeger on November 1, 2022 at 4:37pm

Anyone building or flying the 750 series aircraft around the St. Augustine FL area?  Free pair of hands to help with build (I'm trying to see/learn what's involved with such a project). Also flying, (PPL VFR), split costs  etc. if someone out there finds themselves flying alone all the time.



Comment by Michel on October 16, 2022 at 6:56am


I just installed a zongshen motor on a Ch750 Stol

Comment by Al Fox on October 13, 2022 at 5:29pm

Presently installing the one piece fiberglass bubble doors. Is there a technique to "relax" the frames for a more consistent  flow with the fuselage. Thought of using a heat gun. Any suggestions?

Comment by Michael Shutze on August 13, 2022 at 2:05pm

Has anyone installed adjustable struts?  If so what method did you use?  I am looking at 750 or 801.

Comment by Don Casto on July 23, 2022 at 6:25pm

Whats the usual CG for a Subaru 601hds?

Comment by Heath Lowry on July 16, 2022 at 2:43pm

Someone here sent me a link to a site showing how to delete the banana slot and go to a bellcrank and bearing.  I cant find the message or the line.  

If you have this information available please resend it so I can continue to plan and work.  

Thanks guys!

Comment by Mike York on June 14, 2022 at 1:11pm

Wanted-I'm looking for the new design flap actuator.  If anyone has one for sale, I'd be interested.  Otherwise I'm going to make my own.  Thanks

Comment by Joe Scheibinger on June 6, 2022 at 3:58pm

The Zenith Builders Banquet is all set up and this year will be our very best. Our banquet will be just off the airport grounds at a brand new place called the Mineshaft! We are scheduled for Thursday July 28th, cocktails at 5:00 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM. and it's cheaper than last year! Tickets are only $20 per person! We have a room for 150, a beautiful bar, and some incredible food for a great banquet. Please go to the Zenith website and sign up for reservations, or you can contact me personally right here on Facebook with your name and how many are coming. Reservations are not needed, but we use the total to estimate the number of people coming. Check out the pictures below, and if you would like a hard copy sent to you personally, send me an email to and i will forward them to you. Have a safe flight or drive to Oshkosh and see you at the banquet!




Comment by Guy Zindel on March 14, 2022 at 4:34pm

Hey there good people, I'm wrapping up my fuel system repairs an need the correct part number and size for the rivets so I can re install the top wing skins. 

I don't have any of the build plans or docs etc and I can find my way onto the online version. 

I have a ch801 

Thanks in advance. 


Comment by Samuel McNair on January 31, 2022 at 8:59am

I sleeved my plastic brake lines with thick clear vinyl tubing over their entire exposed length, then bonded the clear tubing to the edge of the landing gear with a silver adhesive silicone. Protects the tubing and the leading edge of the landing gear from rocks. There is no abrasion, nor any rub points. It hasn't come unstuck after 4 years in service. 

Comment by Stephen Hamlyn on November 24, 2021 at 11:13pm

Wondering if anyone has built straight skis for their 701 that used Bob McDonalds build plans? If so do you have any pictures you could share and how do you like them? 


Comment by Raul Moyo on September 29, 2021 at 12:57pm

Next October 12th we are organazing an owners zenair meeting at Beas de Segura LEBE (Spain). All Zenairs are wellcome to visit us at LEBE with free landing fees and a small gift (courtesy of the airport managers) for all participants.

There will be a lunch menu at 9,5€ (paella) or 6,5€ (BBQ).

Please confirm your attendance.

Happy flights

Comment by Jeffrey Paul Roberts on August 18, 2021 at 3:05pm

Has anyone heard about what happened to the guy or company that was making the small digital gages? He was on the Zenith site and they were in color and looked nice. 

Comment by dan glaze on July 8, 2021 at 6:07pm

I used JB weld to mount mine, has held 4 years now

Comment by Doug Cole on July 3, 2021 at 6:15pm

I ordered a set of brake line fairings from Zenith to take the place of the zip ties that are currently supporting my brake lines as they run down the rear of the landing gear leg.  I'm wondering what adhesive to use to attach them to my gear legs.  Has anyone had any success installing these?  If so, what adhesive did you use?  Thanks in advance for any help.

Comment by jerry on June 8, 2021 at 8:43pm

hi everyone building some 701s have plans but  no cd  for them anyone have a copy of it

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