Gary Motley
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Motley Mar 1, 2020. 2 Replies

While this involves another vendor I hope this will be viewed appropriate to post here. Many seek info as to equipment or avionics to use for our builds. This Cruzer build I choose Dynon for my…Continue

Throttle body service letter

Started Jan 24, 2019 0 Replies

ULPower posted a service bulletin for potential throttle body issues. Not necessarily required. Just an FYI. Continue

15 hr engine service

Started this discussion. Last reply by David J. Beaulieu Jul 8, 2018. 5 Replies

Hello Group,I just completed the 15 hr engine service specified by UL on my 350is. I noted an interference on the lower passenger side engine mount and the oil return from the breather. I have…Continue


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The Phoenix Lands at the Lake of the Ozarks

Flew my Zenith Cruzer from Denver, Colorado to a flyin on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri 7/2020. Great group of people to hang with for the weekend even ...
Jul 14, 2020
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Excellent Customer Service

While this involves another vendor I hope this will be viewed appropriate to post here. Many seek info as to equipment or avionics to use for our builds. This Cruzer build I choose Dynon for my primary avionics. While several items have had to be returned for repair I thought I would share this last installment that I posted on Dynon’s site.I just received a transponder back from service. This piece had been throwing an intermittent txpndr error message on the Skyview display for the the last…See More
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"Gary- I was looking at my pics of your Cruzer from AV18. Just curious - did you build from kit or plans? -Brian Thomas"
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CH 750 Cruzer
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At 1:10pm on December 6, 2020, Joseph Millette said…


I am building a Cruzer, and was told to talk to you about your experience with the Viking 130 and why you swapped to the UL Power? I have been banging my head on which to install in mine. The price of the Viking is very attractive, but if there is any reason I should stay away from it, I am all ears. Thanks


At 4:56pm on November 6, 2019, Allan Gratia said…

Ok, thanks. 

At 7:11pm on February 26, 2019, Peter Skedsvold said…

Gary:  Can you please tell me the make of your 360 camera ,and also if there is another 360 that you like better.


At 4:15pm on February 25, 2019, Terrence "Dr. Terry" Hall said…


Thank you for the 360 video to Boulder.

I really enjoyed it since I have only flown on flat lands.

Hopefully that will change in the near future.

I am planning my first flight and 40 hrs more within the next days.

Terry Hall

At 2:16pm on December 10, 2017, William Newman said…


Thanks for accepting my friend request. I wanted to share something with you regarding your Viking 130 engine failure. Be advised I am NOT an authority on Viking engines (will never do business with Jan) or fuel injection.

I recently read a comment about the Honda GFI (Gasoline Fuel Injection) system which said the Honda ECU is programmed to put the engine in an "ultra lean" mode (to improve fuel economy) under some operational conditions, specifically when the engine is in cruise  mode, and the result is the engine running hot ... not a problem in automotive use when the engine is only required to develop 25% or so of its capability while cruising. Since Jan has made such a point of  using the stock ECU I am wondering if there is something that might have caused the ECU to put your engine in a condition which was way too lean thus causing it to overheat.

Just a thought that may be totally irrevelant.

Best wishes in putting your plane back in order.

Bill Newman

At 11:01am on September 29, 2017, Dean Smith said…
Way to go Gary! Good luck on your first flight. I was so nerves I had to chew gum the whole time, my mouth was so dry I couldn't talk. I can't believe we get to do this!!
At 2:25pm on September 25, 2017, Loren Warner said…


congratulations on completing your 750 Cruiser.  My son and I are building a 750 STOL and have the same doors as you, but have experienced numerous problems.   Perhaps when you have the time we can get some guidance that Zenith had not provided?

At 2:19pm on September 23, 2015, Guy RUBIO said…

Hello Gary
thank you for your compliment is a good encouragement to continue


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