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has anyone installed the bubble doors on a 701
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.
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?
Has anyone installed adjustable struts? If so what method did you use? I am looking at 750 or 801.
Whats the usual CG for a Subaru 601hds?
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and i will forward them to you. Have a safe flight or drive to Oshkosh and see you at the banquet!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I used JB weld to mount mine, has held 4 years now
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.
hi everyone building some 701s have plans but no cd for them anyone have a copy of it
Information fo those considering using a lyc 0-320:
Installed a lyc 0-320 (150hp) in my Cruzer w/wood sensi prop.
I have all interior surfaces painted with 3 light coats of acid etch primer'
I have 750 stol wheels
Heavier cowl due to having to enlarge bottom of zenith cowl to fit standard air box and filter
Full exterior paint job
320 E2D with carb, slick mags, b&c alt mounted on vac pad, light vetterman exhaust w/2 mufflers/heat shrouds, and 2inch alum prop spacer for 13 inch vans spinner/ 2nd bulkhead.
w/ 3 gal unuseable fuel, oil, and interior.
Weight: 946 lbs. CG very good with no weights needed.
1440 gross, 494 lbs usable.......180 lbs (me), 180 lbs full fuel, + 134 lbs of ? to gross weight.
As I will be flying alone most of the time, It fits my mission well with, hopefully, really good performance.
However, Considering increasing gross weight to 1500 lbs. With 3.8 g load limits.
Hi from Reunion Island... just read the bad news about Chris Heinz " departure "".... i'm very sorry .... With my 701..just hope to meet him in flight one of these days.... My best regards to his family
I need an older single axis trutrak autopilot. If you are upgrading I will buy your old one.
Price and availability.
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