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Started this discussion. Last reply by david junkins Aug 22, 2019. 31 Replies

finished my 750 STOL and when I went to take off it flew left.  I gave it full right rudder and when I touched down the plane flipped forward and left due to nose gear.  Don't know why it fly's…Continue

carburetor air filter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Welch May 3, 2019. 1 Reply

Any picture of scoop for carburetor intake on Lycoming 0-290?  My scoop is facing towards wing and need forward scoop.Continue

door latch

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Austin Aug 10, 2019. 3 Replies

I am looking for a picture of door latch on FRONT of door.  Any pictures?Continue


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finished my 750 STOL and when I went to take off it flew left.  I gave it full right rudder and when I touched down the plane flipped forward and left due to nose gear.  Don't know why it fly's left.  Checked wings and engine centerline thrust.  Maybe gear is misaligned but don't know.  My fix may be to install a trim tab on rudder.  Any suggestions?  Anyone else had this problem?DaveSee More
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0-290-D2 engine

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

Has anybody considered installing an 0-290-D2 engine on a Zenith 750?  Any pros or cons to this?  Dave

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At 3:00pm on February 19, 2019, Ted Taylor said…

David, Call your local FAA Flight Service Station for a DAR. They often have checklists for what they want. They all seem to be different from what I hear. Your experience may vary. —Ted

At 6:56am on October 10, 2018, david junkins said…

Had FAA inspect my plane and he said the Matco brake was too loose.  The caliper adjustment screw bottoms out and stops way too short of adjustment.  Has anyone had any problem with the adjustments  like this?  From what I see the bushing is preventing any further movement?  Just read some of the problems having with the split rims!  Interesting.  I was given a list from FAA on some items to correct.  He suggested, and FAA requires, to have castle nuts on all moving parts such as flaperons, ailerons and links, elevators, rudder, control cables etc.  So I am replacing all of these.   He wrote me up on not wing to fuselage boot?  So I need to either make one or find one to fit from a C152 etc.  Should be flying next spring?

At 4:22pm on July 6, 2017, Jeff McNabb said…
Thanks for replying and the invite to Oshkosh. I won't be attending this year, but I would like to meet you and visit your plane sometime. I'm moving toward attaching the wings, but need to do some work around the cabin first. I'll call this week to see if you'll be available for a visit soon. Thanks again, Jeff
At 1:00pm on July 6, 2017, Jeff McNabb said…
David, I'm building a 750 STOL in Terre haute, did you finish your build? Jeff McNabb
At 9:47pm on December 3, 2014, Paul Hajdu said…
Thanks for the compliment on the build. I'm really trying hard to get to first engine start. Need to clean up all of these wires and get the windshield back on. I threw some pictures on my wall of the instrument panel and center console. Take a look at my checklist if you have any questions what's on it. Take care and good luck on your build.

At 1:14pm on October 1, 2011, Jonathan Porter said…
Glad you are mulling through those old posts.... I read them again, after your comment - and they are just as important today as they were then!  Do visit our websites, we have a training school/build and a humanitarian aviation operation....
perhaps you may come out and visit!!!  (see volunteer section on MoM site!)
At 10:28pm on September 8, 2011, David Farlow said…


I am using zinc phosphate primer that comes in a 12 oz spray can.  It is a mil-spec replacement for zinc chromate and is less toxic.  I am using Tempos A701 yellow zinc phosphate.  I have not been able to find the same brand in bulk, just 12 oz spray cans.  It is available from Wicks, Aircraft Spruce and Speciality as well as sky geek (The cheapest).

At 12:46pm on September 4, 2011, Bill Carter said…

Hi David,

I am happy to hear that you are enjoying the building process. As you know we are not a part of Zenith. Instead we provide our builder assist services to our customers only.

Since you are not one of our customers I cannot comment and will need to refer you to the Zenith folks. They will be happy to help you once they re-open after the holiday.

Just between you and I though, and without looking at it, and going by what I think you are describing, it sounds to me like you have the elevator trim motor confused with the flaperon motor.

You should be able to find out about any updates or changes on the Zenith Builders Website.

Best of luck,


At 7:22pm on February 15, 2011, Bill Carter said…


I hope you enjoy your building experience.

If you ever get into the area of the Zenith factory, please feel free to stop and see us.

We enjoy having visitors.

All The Best,

Bill Carter

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