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Zenith750-List Digest: 2 Msgs - 06/14/15

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Zenith750-List Digest: 2 Msgs - 06/14/15 Reply with quote

On 6/15/2015 12:02 AM, Zenith750-List Digest Server wrote:
From: Donald Koehnlein <mustangg40(at)>
Subject: Re: Zenith750-List Digest: 2 Msgs - 06/10/15
I am not yet a builder nor owner of a Zenith. I am also interested in the Zenith
750 cruiser. Is there a group that will let want a be's listen in on the discussions.
Also how can I find out local builders so I can see a project.

Don Koehnlein
Mesa, AZ
You can find a lot of 750 discussions on

including a couple of ongoing build reports. I think you can join the
forum at Although it says for "active builders" I don't
think they check. Just don't ask wannnabe questions that you could
easily find the answers to in the archives, and especially don't give
wannabe answers (there are already plenty of people with lots of
opinions and no aircraft experience) and you'll be okay. There is
another group that is all about Zenith airplanes
with Corvair engines, they will let you join as a guest reader if you
have Zenith plans and a Corvair conversion manual (which is not as silly
an option as it might seem.)

If you are a first time homebuilder, don't be too narrow in your
learning. There is a lot in common among all of the Zenith designs, so
you should be looking at 601/650, 701 and 750 STOL projects too. Many of
the parts are identical and the workflow is the same, the tradeoffs
among the high wing models are exactly what you would expect. Your best
close source of info, although I think he sold his plane, is Dr. Andy
Elliott of Mesa. He built a 601, instrumented and flew it a lot. Tom
Butler in Payson and Tod Nutall in Gilbert are building 750s, according
to the Zenith site.

I am about half done building a Cruzer and am having a good time with
it. You're welcome to visit if you visit the central Calif coast.

If you aren't ready to buy the plans or the kit yet, you should buy
Chris Heintz' book, see and you will learn
a lot about design and about Zenith's philosophy from that.

Otherwise feel free to ask questions here.

David Josephson

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