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Welcome to the
This is a new
and exciting online community for Zenith builders and
flyers. The goal is to have a very organized
resource all of us can use.
We have a very powerful vBulletins forums
which allows us to organize information in different
categories. In other words, you can find the
information you need!
goal here is to promote quality building practices
and fun in flying your Zenith airplane kit. Please
join us on our forums and create a username and
password and start participating. Everything on this
website is free so enjoy!
We Need the Link to Your Builder's Log
Folks I'm still
looking for your online builder's log so that I can post a link to
it on the ZenithOwner.com website which organizes the logs so that
people can find them. We have a Builder's Logs page
If you have a log,
please e-mail a link to zenithowner (at) gmail (dot) com
I've fixed My Builder's Log
Some of you have
noticed and asked me about the missing pages from my log. A while
again this site got hacked and I basically had to delete it, and
rebuild it. In that process some of the log pages got lost. I still
had the pictures, so I just had to spend the time to re-build those
lost pages. Well, I did that this morning. So now all of the pages
work and it is now a complete log. Visit the
Upcoming Rotax Maintenance Classes
Stroke Course – March 13, 2018 to March 14, 2018 $500.000
Series Service Course – March 15, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Series Maintenance Course – March 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Series Heavy Maintenance Course – March 20, 2018 to March 22,
Renewal Course – March 19, 2018 $300.00 for 1 renewal add $50.00
for each additional renewal
Click Here to
register for any of the classes.
Introducing Flightline Interiors!
I'm really excited to introduce to you
our newest advertiser-Flightline Interiors. I was so happy with the
custom Blue Angels seats and interior pieces that they made for my
airplane, that I am happy to recommend them to you.
Flightline has been making seats and
interiors for the Vans RV's for years. They are now expanding their
professional services to Zenith and other kitplanes.
They made the seats and some other
custom interior pieces for my Zenith Cruzer, and they can make any
custom interior pieces you might be looking for like seats and
control stick boots.
Take a look at their website at
www.flightlineinteriors.com and give Abby a call and see what
they can do for you!
PS: they are in the process of
updating their website to include kitplanes other than RV's!
Here's a link
to a video I made of my interior!
News From GRT Avionics
Engine Page and Bluetooth
Capability Now Standard on GRT Avionics Mini-X and Mini-AP EFIS
Jan. 2, 2018
- GRT Avionics is now including the engine page and bluetooth
capability (dongle required) as standard features on their Mini-X
and Mini-AP EFIS displays. Previously this was a $250 option.
More info at
New Zenith 650 Sticker
Check out the new 650 sticker
Two New Coffee Mugs Available
Drink coffee? Here's
two cool new mugs available on my Zazzle.com store. The first one is
a top view of the Zenith Cruzer with the saying "build something
fun!". The second one has the same Cruzer top view image with the
ZenithOwner.com website. Click to order. Thank you!!!
New From MGL Avionics
Avionics is proud to announce the Vega Series of
2 1/4" Singles for Experimental and Light-Sport
Vega range consists of twelve 2 1/4"
color display aviation instruments.
Using a high-resolution backlit color
graphics display, these instruments
provide excellent daylight readability,
even in direct sunlight. Each instrument
includes a rotary control plus 2
independent keys for easy menu
navigation and to access specific
instrument features. The Vega range has
a wide supply voltage range of 8 to 30
VDC with built in reverse and over
voltage protection. All Vega instruments
that have engine monitoring functions
have the ability to interface to an MGL
Avionics RDAC unit.
The full range consists of AHRS
units, Altimeters with VSIs, Airspeed Indicators,
Temperature Monitors, Fuel Computers, RPM Indicators
and Manifold Pressure Indicators. Each instrument
has multiple display and customization options -
typical with what you would expect from MGL
For more information, please visit:
KITPLANES Features Zenith Aircraft
Aircraft reaches "A Quarter Century of Excellence" as featured in
KITPLANES magazine. Go Zenith!
In the November issue
is a feature article about Zenith Aircraft and their 25 years of
designing and selling aircraft kits.
I'm about to sit
down with a nice cup of hot chocolate in my Zenith Cruzer
and enjoy a good read.
The article gives a
short but interesting history of how Zenith "came to be" in the
Mexico, MO area which I found to be interesting. Did you know that
the factory is 18,000 sq. feet? Wow that's huge. For this article,
LeRoy Cook visited the factory, snapped some amazing photos of all
of Zenith's airplanes, and took a ride with Roger in the Cruzer and
wrote a nice but short flight report.
Folks if you have been
thinking of building a Zenith airplane, just jump in and do it! I'm
currently building a Cruzer and it is such an enjoyable project. As
with any airplane, there are challenges that keep your mind occupied
for days and the feeling of accomplishment you get when it all
'clicks' and a solution pops into your head is simply amazing. Your
airplane building journey will be the most rewarding project of your
life! I'm so excited to fly my Cruzer soon.
New Builder's Blog Listed
facebook blog for his Cruzer build has been added to the Builder's
List page. A direct
link is here.
welcome MWfly Aeropower to our website and
was founded in
by Guido Fantini and
graduates of the
The goal of the company was to produce an engine for
the L.S.A. (Light Sport Aviation) market.
, MWfly started
manufacturing and selling the B22 MWfly engine and
at the same time MWfly was founded. The development
of the engine, however, did not end in 2011. With
feedback from users
and the market, the engine is improved in all areas,
further improving reliability and performance. In
on the request of a Russian client, we started the
development of the
that has quickly become our best-selling
product. Since 2011 the
and the progress made by MWfly in the areas of the
production, design and assembly phases has elevated
the quality of today's product.
To date more than
have been produced, 10 have been used for R&D and
marketing activities the rest have been sold.
Please visit their
website by clicking on the ad on the right, or
directly by clicking here:
For lots of photos
of installed engines, visit
this page of their website.
Fred Williams has provided us some very detailed
photos of the factory Cruzer. There's lots of photos
of just about every area of the Cruzer.
Click here to see all the photos!