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Based on the popular STOL CH 701 design from Chris Heintz that was first introduced more than 25 years ago, the STOL CH 750 design incorporates all of the 701's amazing short-field capabilities, while maximizing cabin size and load carrying capability allowed under the FAA's Sport Pilot / Light Sport Aircraft category.


Like the original, the STOL CH 750 aircraft was developed as an "off-airport" short take-off and landing kit aircraft to fulfill the demanding requirements of both sport pilots and first-time builders.  Designer Chris Heintz has combined the features and advantages of a "real" airplane with the short-field capabilities of "ultralight" aircraft. The aircraft features fixed leading-edge slats for high lift, full-span flaperons (both ailerons and flaps), an all-flying rudder, and durable all-metal construction.

The CH 750 is the perfect plane for exploring and camping off the beaten path...".

RAA Recreational Flyer magazine, cover story, January - February 2010 issue

The modern STOL CH 750 design is available as an easy-to-build kit which revolutionizes ease and simplicity of construction, drawing upon Zenith's decades of experience in the kit industry.

  • Amazing short take-off and landing (STOL performance)
  • Surprisingly competitive cruise speed
  • Huge cabin, side-by-side seating, easy access  *** New raised skylight and increased cabin height ***
  • Spectacular "wrap-around" visibility
  • Many engine choices: Continental, Jabiru, Rotax, Corvair, and more...
  • Outstanding controls: full length flaperons and all-flying rudder
  • Great bushplane capabilities, simplicity of a tricycle gear.

The Zenith CH 750 may never win a contest for sleekness and style,
but its beauty is found in what it can do.

The Oklahoma Aviator, April 2009


STOL CH 750 with the 801 and 701

The STOL CH 750, between the utility STOL CH 801 and the original STOL CH 701.

The October 2008 issue of EAA Sport Pilot & Light Sport Aircraft magazine reports the following:

The Chris Heintz-designed STOL CH 701 is a workhorse. It has been performing short takeoff and landing (STOL) duty for 20 years and has developed a cult following. Its big brother, the STOL CH 801, is a lot bigger, with twice as many seats and room inside.   So, with small and large STOL machines, what else would Chris Heintz fans want? How about a mid-sized S-LSA STOL machine? They have one: the new STOL CH 750.   It looks a lot like the CH 701, but it's different in significant ways: it's wider, and it is available ready-to-fly with the TCM (Continental) O-200. Its gear is stronger and wider, and visibility is improved.   The CH 750 is 2 inches taller and 11 inches longer and has a 2-foot 9-inch greater wingspan than the CH 701; wing area is 144 square feet, as opposed to the smaller plane's 122. Horizontal tail surface area is up by 17 percent; empty weight is 33 percent greater, and gross weight is up by 18 percent, to the LSA limit of 1,320 pounds.  Useful load is now 545 lbs., 25 percent greater than the CH 701. And increased fuel capacity can use up virtually all of that: it hold 24 gallons, versus the smaller machine's 20.  Even with the bigger engine, the faster, bigger, heavier plane has 10 percent greater range, and performance is improved in nearly all dimensions.

From EAA Sport Pilot & Light Sport Aircraft magazine, October 2008

Build your own STOL CH 750 aircraft from:

With a larger payload, more robust landing gear and greater visibility among other features, the
CH 750 is tailored for today's sport pilot.

Read the article
magazine, Cover Story, February 2009


STOL CH 750 Complete Kit Layout
Pre-drilling and cutting skins

Many Great Kit Features, Easier and Quicker to Build Kit:  
The STOL CH 750 kit includes many CNC pre-cut and pre-drilled skins and components, and also includes CAD Drawings and Photo Assembly Manuals.

  • Click here to view a video clip of parts manufacturing with the CNC router (3 min. / 5.75 mb).

The modern STOL CH 750 kit has been developed to provide the builder with everything needed to complete the airframe - with only basic tools and  skills. The STOL CH 750 airframe requires less than 400 hours to build from the complete factory-supplied kit.
May 11 & 12, 2010: The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET)  performed an onsite evaluation of the STOL CH 750 kit to determine that the STOL CH 750 kit, as produced by Zenith, meets the intent of the "51% rule" and to allow an amateur-builder to register the plane as an "amateur-built - Experimental" aircraft (meeting the "major portion" requirement of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, § 21.191(g). 

The FAA made its official determination that the STOL CH 750 kit will "allow an amateur builder to meet the major portion requirement" and that the STOL CH 750 kit will be added to the official "Revised Listing of Amateur-Built Aircraft Kits. Importantly, builders can use the FAA checklist to help them determine exactly how much commercial / professional builder assistance may be used without violating the “major portion” requirement.

Kit: STOL CH 750

Sized between the original STOL CH 701 and the four-place STOL CH 801, the CH 750 offers a wider cockpit, larger payload, more robust landing gear, and greater visibility.

EAA Sport Aviation magazine, April 2009

With the introduction of the 3rd Edition STOL CH 750 drawings (released April 16, 2012), the STOL CH 750 cabin (which by all measures is already very roomy for a light aircraft) has been increased in size by raising the cabin height by nearly three inches (or 70 mm.)  The top front of the cabin (the skylight) has been raised and is now part of the lifting surface of the aircraft (further adding to the STOL capability of the aircraft):
STOL CH 750 Cabin: Bigger and better           STOL CH 750 - raised cabin height
100-hp Continental O-200
engine installation in the STOL CH 750, shown with three-blade Warp Drive propeller.  Engine installation video clip.
The STOL CH 750 custom instrument panel, with Dynon FlightDEK D180 combined EFIS and engine monitor, and basic Garmin avionics stack including 496 GPS.  Now available with the new SkyView
Engine Installation in the STOL CH 750           STOL CH 750 instrument panel

STOL CH 750 with the Jabiru 3300 engine installation
The STOL CH 750 with the Jabiru 3300 engine installation

STOL CH 750 Updates:  

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Rudder Workshop Start building your STOL CH 701 or CH 750 for just $375 at a workshop or with the Rudder Starter Kit
Next hands-on workshops: 
Open House!

Check out Photos 2020 Zenith Homecoming | Timelapse Video | Slideshow Video

Zenith Aircraft magazine We've published a new Zenith Aircraft magazine, chock-full of information on building and flying your own Zenith. This free 48-page full color magazine provides an excellent introduction to the world of recreational flying and kit aviation, and covers all Zenith aircraft kit models, including the STOL CH 701. Contact Zenith Aircraft Company to have one mailed to you. 
Give Flight How do we top the highly successful One Week Wonder project (where a complete Zenith CH 750 Cruzer was built in less than seven days at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture)? 
EAA has announced their "Give Flight" project where five (5) complete sets of wings will be started during the week at Oshkosh by various EAA Chapters (to be taken home after the show to become part of a group-built airplane). We're thrilled that EAA has asked Zenith Aircraft to provide three sets of wings for the Give Flight project. Three new Zenith aircraft (two Zenith CH 750 Cruzers and one Zenith CH 650) will be started at Oshkosh this summer with the help of volunteers! If you're a Zenith builder (or want to learn) please join us in building and teaching others about the joys of aircraft kit building!
STOL Flying! STOL Flying Fun. Ultimate flying video with the Zenith STOL
Two Planes in Three Years EAA Experimenter magazine:

Bob Rychel's two Zenith planes! "Two Planes in Three Years"

Flying on snow! Snow Day at the Zenith Aircraft Factory

Let's go flying on 6 inches of fresh snow in the STOL CH 750! Video clip

STOL Champions! STOL Flying Champions!
Congratulations to Chris Anderson, Jock Struthers, and to Deane Philip for taking first, second and third place in the third annual "Healthy Bastards STOL competition" in New Zealand on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Watch the video!  | More info and details
Video: First Flight One Week Wonder Summary Video
Watch the new five-minute video from EAA about the One Week Wonder project and see why Aero-News Network named the project "Best of Show " at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. In just seven days, more than 2,500 volunteers helped build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer airplane (from a kit)!
EAA Experimenter magazine - 10-14 One Week Wonder! 2,500 EAA's help build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer.
The story behind the legacy, by Jonathan Porter.

EAA EXPERIMENTER magazine, October 2014 issue

Read the full story

OWW Time Lapse Video One Week Wonder Time Lapse Video
Watch as the entire One Week Wonder Zenith CH 750 Cruzer comes together in just 45 seconds!
STOL Competition The EAA staff-built Zenith STOL CH 750 performs a short take-off (piloted here by Tracy Buttles) at the Zenith Open Hangar Day "STOL Competition" (September 19, 2014)
STOL Competition This STOL CH 750 won the competition at the 2014 Zenith Open Hangar Day "STOL Competition" (September 19, 2014)

"Jan was flying a Zenith STOL CH750 powered with the Viking 110 engine. His take off measured 109-feet, and his landing measured 110-feet for a combined winning score of 219-feet."

First flight of the EAA staff built CH 750 First flight of the EAA staff built Zenith STOL CH 750 in Oshkosh
A week after the One Week Wonder's first flight, the first flight of the EAA staff built Zenith STOL CH 750 took place on 8/13/14! 
Congratulations EAA!  More info on the EAA staff's Zenith kit project
Return of the One Week Wonder One Week Wonder - Oshkosh 2014

What an awesome week it was!  Thank you to all who helped with this project, especially the volunteers and sponsors!
Photo album of the One Week Wonder project | First Flight Video | Volunteers at Work - Day 3 of 7 Video

Cruzer on Full-Lotus Floats! Zenith CH 750 Cruzer on Full-Lotus amphibious floats at the Zenair 40th anniversary celebration (7/19/14)

Chris Heintz joined Zenair Ltd. to celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Zenair factory at Huronia Airport in Midland, Ontario, Canada.  Photos from the event: Facebook photos | More Photos

Rotax 912iS installation The Zenith STOL CH 750 with the Rotax 912iS engine installation.  

Developed by Skytek Aircraft Services (of Vernon, British Columbia) the new fuel-injected Rotax 912iS is now available as a complete Rotax Engine Installation Kit for your Zenith. (Skytek also offers professional builder assistance service to Zenith builders)

Video Clips: Short Take-Off and Landing | Flying with the Rotax 912iS | Engine Installation Explained | Zenith Builder Videos

Crossing the river YouTube Video Clip: River crossing with the "Sky Jeep"
Take Off From Zenith.Aero: Australian STOL CH 750 "climbing skywards like a homesick angel."
STOL Competition Winner February 2014
STOL Competition Winners: Two Zenith STOL aircraft take first and second place in New Zealand STOL Flying Competition!
Winter flying... Video Clip:  Take-offs and landings on snow-covered runway.  More Zenith STOL CH 750 Videos.
CH 750 Quick Build Kit The CH 750 Quick Build Kit, ready for pick-up at the Zenith factory

(This particular Quick Build Kit was loaded on a U-Haul trailer and driven home to Oregon from the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri).

First flight with the Rotax 912iS engine First Flight Video (Novermber 6, 2013): Flying the Zenith CH 750 behind the new Rotax 912iS engine installation.
Roger Dubbert from the Zenith factory flies the STOL CH 750 with the Rotax 912iS engine installation. Based on the proven concept of the Rotax 912 engine, the new 912iS engine offers a new engine management system (including fuel injection).  The new Rotax installation was a collaboration project between Rotax distributor Rotech Research Canada, Ltd., Skytek Aircraft Services Ltd. and Zenith.  Complete engine and installation kits (firewall forward packages) will be available soon.
Kitplanes magazine, November 2013 Zenith CH 750 CRUZER on the cover of the November 2013 issue of KITPLANES magazine, cover story: "A Zenith for the Asphalt Jungle"  Pages 6 - 15, story by editor Paul Dye:

"It is dependable and honest, flies at 120 mph, operates easily and smoothly off of paved and prepared runways, and will teach pilots good flying habits. There is plenty of cockpit space and the baggage area is cavernous." 

...more Press Reviews

Open Hangar Day at Zenith Aircraft Company Follow-Up: Photos from the 2013 Open Hangar Day (from September 20 & 21)
STOL CH 750 with drooped slats Flying the Zenith STOL CH 750 with re-positioned (drooped) wing leading edge slats for increase STOL capability.
Video One | Video Two
CH 750 CRUZER Check out the new Zenith CH 750 CRUZER aircraft.  Zenith's latest design is based on the STOL CH 750 but optimized for more speed, and features a new wing design (without slats) and an all-new tail.
EAA Employees: Zenith Fuselage EAA Zenith Project Update: The fuselage has begun: "After three hours of work, we had the bottom skin drilled to final size..." 
Read the latest update
on EAA’s Zenith STOL CH 750 staff kit build project. EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) employees are building their own Zenith STOL CH 750 kit plane.
Flight Sim Updated (2/14/13)
10.20 Flight Simulator files for the STOL CH 750 (now supports 64-bit computing!)

Fly the STOL CH 750 without leaving your armchair!  View screenshots | Download the free files for X-Plane

Cross country flight to and from Sebring Flying the STOL CH 750 cross-country:
Video clips of the 1,000 mile trip to and from the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo.

Flight to Sebring  |  Flight home

Avion & Piloto magazine, February 2013 "El Jeep del aire" ("Sky Jeep" in English)
Zenith STOL CH 750 on the cover of AVION & PILOTO magazine, February 2013 (Spain)
EAA staffers building the STOL CH 750: EAA Video Update #2: EAA staffers building the STOL CH 750
STOL CH 750 Quick Build Kit The Quick Build Kit for the STOL CH 750.

View video of the advanced kit.  The Quick Build Kit is available for an additional cost of $4,450.00 (when ordered with the standard kit)

Pilot magazine: November 2012

PILOT magazine, November 2012 issue, cover story: "Zenair CH 750 - A kitplane with remarkable performance."  Pages 50 - 56, cover story and flight test review by Dave Unwin:

"The takeoff was impressively brief, indeed we were flying also as soon as we started to roll.  ..visibility is every phase of flight really is excellent.
"I decided to hold the aircraft in a stall, and with the stick on the back stop it simply sank straight ahead in a very stable condition with a vertical speed of less than 500 fpm.  You could ride it down to the ground like this, and although you might burst the tires you would definitely walk away.  This is a very safe airplane."

"In conclusion, I was hugely impressed by the STOL CH 750. In many ways an excellent example of "function over form," its STOL performance is remarkable. I flew it on a flat-calm day and was amazed at how little runway I used, and this was the first time I'd ever flown one. I would imagine that with a few hours on type, and say 20 kts on the nose, you could land (and equally importantly - take off again) practically anywhere."

Tenn-Air STOL CH 750

Tenn-Air specializes in custom professional builder assistance with the STOL CH 750 to get the kit owner "in the air quickly."  Tenn-Air (Tennessee Aircraft Development, LLC) is headed by the same principals behind Jabiru USA and Arion Aircraft, with extensive experience building light aircraft and with Jabiru engines.  Tel. (931) 680-2800

STOL CH 750 with ULPower! Video Clip:

Flying the STOL CH 750 with the 130-hp UL Power 350iS engine and DUC Flash propeller.

EAA Employees "Launch Party"
EAA employees start building their own Zenith STOL CH 750 kit plane.
2012 Open Hangar Day Follow-Up from Zenith Aircraft Company's 20th anniversary / Open Hangar Day & Fly-In held this past September 21 & 22, 2012
Thanks to great weather and great company we had a wonderful Open Hangar Day and Fly-In to celebrate Zenith Aircraft Company's 20th anniversary.
STOL CH 750 from EAA Employees To Build a Zenith CH750
September 5, 2012 - What better way to educate our staff about the ins and outs of a homebuilt airplane than to build one ourselves? The project has been launched by EAA's communities manager, Chad Jensen, with full support from EAA senior staff and sponsorship from Zenith Aircraft.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for EAA to show our love and appreciation for homebuilt airplanes," Jensen said. "The response I've received from interested staffers has been phenomenal, and we can't wait to get started on the build!"
"Support of the E-AB community is something I am committed to doing, and seeing an opportunity like this to work with EAA on project that will not only provide an education to their employees, but to also see a group project come together and end up in the EAA Employee Flying Club is something I am very proud to be a part of," Sebastien Heintz of Zenitha Aircraft Company said.  Ultimately, the goal here is education and professional development of our staff, and ending up with an airplane to fly at the end is icing on the cake!  Read more
Brazilian STOL CH 750 New Builder Completions from around the world:

STOL CH 750 Brazil (South America)

"inflight adjustable" seat for the STOL CH 750 New STOL CH 750 features: Adjustable Seats for the STOL CH 750 and new Quick Build Kit

Watch the video clip

Zenith at AirVenture 2012 EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh) 2012 follow-up report.

Five video clips and photos of the many Zenith activities at AirVenture 2012...

 -- STOL CH 750 Quick Build Kit (supplied with assembled fuselage!) and new adjustable seats! --

"Teens to Build Plane..." July 2012:  EAA AirVenture:
Youths Work on Zenith CH 750 at AirVenture
More Zenith Aircraft activities at AirVenture (Oshkosh)

Watch the video clip!

STOL CH 750 Update from Zenith.Aero:

Russ Roberts' STOL CH 750 (New Harmony, Utah), featured in EAA Sport Aviation magazine (July 2012 issue, page 105)
STOL CH 750 on Zenair Floats Bob McDonald's STOL CH 750 mounted to the #1450 Zenair Amphibious Floats
STOL CH 750 Update from Zenith.Aero:

Jerry Bryan's Zenith STOL CH 750: "Plane is flying very good. It likes to cruise at about 105 MPH."
View Video Clip Video Clip:
Short take-off Video Clip:
Rudder Workshop April 16, 2012:
Zenith Aircraft Company introduces updated 3rd edition of the STOL CH 750 design with a taller cabin, now supplied as the standard configuration.
UL Power FWF UL Power engine installation and firewall-forward (FWF) package development for the STOL CH 750.
  • View a Video Tour of the UL Power firewall-forward (FWF) package for the STOL CH 750.
STOL CH 750 Rick Carpenter (Williamsburg, Ohio) with his Zenith STOL CH 750:
"I am a happy person today. The FAA gave me the green light to fly !!! I would like to thank Zenith for putting this kit together so will. I built this aircraft in less than one year, and I could not have done this without Zenith making it so easy to do. I think Zenith has done more than 49% but I am not complaining!!"
Cross Country Flying with the Zenith STOL CH750 Video Clips:
STOL Flying Video Clip:
STOL Flying in northern California
: STOL CH 750 and CH 701 light sport utility kit planes
STOL Flying Video Clip:
Demo flights in the STOL CH 750
at the Rancho Tehama Open House by Doug Dugger of
Quality Sport Planes (California)
"Fly Fishing" "Fly Fishing" with the STOL CH 750 light sport utility airplane (video coming soon...)
Video Clip: STOL Fly-In  Video Clip:
Some of the planes at the Quality Sport Planes Open House/ Zenith West Coast Fly-In held on October 8, 2011, at the Cloverdale Airport in scenic northern California.
New instrument panel kits  Instrument panel kits now with the latest 10-inch Dynon SkyView avionics and new power panel.
Video Clip: Wing assembly  Video Clip Wing Kit Assembly: Joining and riveting the internal kit parts together of the Zenith STOL CH 750

Here, we show putting together the match-drilled parts of the wing kit. We line the parts up, cleco (clamp), and rivet - it's that simple! You'll notice that in this video clip we're using final hole size match-drilled parts (straight off the CNC table).

Kit pick-up at the factory  August 2, 2011:
Ben and Dee Duarte (from Oregon) picking up their STOL CH 750 kit at the factory on their way home from Oshkosh. 
Ben's CH 750 kit has been configured with a custom tail-dragger gear configuration, and will be powered by a Rotec radial engine swinging an 86-inch propeller. 
Roger Bacon's STOL CH 750  Roger Bacon's STOL CH 750 in Ohio, powered by a Jabiru 3300 engine.
HD Video Clip  July 19, 2011:
HD Video Clip: Flying the STOL CH 750 on a hot 100-deg. F. day

"Since it made it up to 100-degrees today (!) we decided to fly our STOL CH 750 demo plane, equipped with the six-cylinder Jabiru J3300, to see how it would cool and perform on such a hot day. Verdict: It performed flawlessly and cooled us down nicely."

Kit pick-up at the factory  July 8, 2011:
Steve A. and Ron G. (right) each picked up a complete kit of their favorite aircraft recently: A CH 750 for Steve and a CH 650 for Ron. Despite the rain, they loaded the two kits in a Budget rental truck for the drive home to Detroit (where the two are GM engineers).
By picking up the kit at the factory, Steve and Ron saved both the crating charges and the freight charges, and they were able to share the rental truck fees, while also being able to visit the factory (for the first time) and go up in a demo flight in the aircraft.
 Dynon SkyView instrument panel The instrument panel of the Zenith STOL CH 750 demo aircraft with a 10-inch Dynon SkyView glass panel display incorporates the latest multifunction display (with autopilot and transponder), and the Garmin Aera 560 with XM satellite weather and radio.
Flying Zenith's new STOL CH 750 factory demo plane 

Video Clip:
Flying Zenith Aircraft Company's new STOL CH 750 factory demo plane on grass

Long version: Flying Zenith Aircraft Company's new STOL CH 750 factory demo plane on grass

First Flight Video From Zenith.Aero:

Bill Alexander's first flight photos and
videos (North Augusta, South Carolina):  STOL CH 750 kit airplane powered by the 100-hp Rotax 912S
 NEW Nosewheel Fork May 2011:

Rounded nosewheel fork assembly for the STOL CH 750 and CH 701 is now available.

Lightweight tow bar is also available for the new nosewheel fork system.
April 31, 2011: Dr. Al Stuber with his 100th passenger, Lila M. of Nashville, TN, at the most recent factory workshop in Mexico, Missouri.
Zenith's new STOL CH 750 factory demo plane  Zenith's new factory demo STOL CH 750 aircraft, replacing the original that was overturned in the tornado at Sun'n Fun 2011
Video Clip: Zenith STOL CH 750 kit plane  Video Clip:
Vern Knott's STOL CH 750 project
STOL CH 750 Mountain flying in the STOL CH 750 SLSA (Lake Tahoe, Nevada).  More photos of this aircraft.
Water take-off STOL CH 750 on the Zenair Amphibious Floats: First take-off and landing from water (in Italy)

View Video Clips | Photos | Details on Zenair Floats

STOL CH 750 STOL CH 750 on the Zenair Amphibious Floats

View Video Clips | Photos | Details on Zenair Floats

Video Clip: Brazil!

Video Clip:

Flying the STOL CH 750 in Brazil | Brazil STOL CH 750

All Terrain Gear...

Video Clips:

Trying out the new 21-inch tires on the STOL CH 750: Part 1 | Part 2

HD Video Clips

Marc Cook, Kitplanes magazine editor, in the STOL CH 750

Marc Cook, editor of Kitplanes magazine, takes the STOL CH 750 up for a test flight during his most recent visit to the Zenith Aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri, where he also built the rudder tail starter kit for the STOL CH 750 at the factory workshop.

Aircraft review Video Tour

In their latest video release, Dan Johnson and the Lightsport & Ultralight Flyer take a look at Zenith Aircraft's STOL CH 750 kit airplane.
Join Dan Johnson, president of LAMA (Light Aircraft Manufacturer's Assoc.), as he takes you on a video tour of the high wing STOL CH 750 light sport utility aircraft.

VR Tour

NEW:  Take a Virtual VR tour of the STOL CH 750 Cabin

 Instruments / Avionics Kits Complete custom instruments and avionics packages are now available directly from Zenith Aircraft Company, using the Approach Systems Fast Stack Hub and Harnesses for ease of installation with Dynon and Garmin avionics.
Instrument Panel / Options Flyer  |  Video Clip of the custom instruments and avionics kits  |  Video Clip of the STOL CH 750 panel in action  |  Sample Instrument Panel Layout (template)
STOL CH 701: Off Airport Flying! 

HD Video ClipFlying the STOL CH 750 off airport

Open Hangar Day 

From Zenith.Aero:
Photo gallery from the 19th annual Zenith Aircraft Co. Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering (Sept. 198, 2010 in Mexico, Missouri)

Video Clip: Flying the STOL CH 750 with a UL260i engine from ULpower.
Gus Warren of shows us his Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit plane, equipped with the ULPower UL260i engine. This is a four-cylinder, air-cooled, direct drive aircraft engine: 97 hp @ 3300 rpm / 82 hp @ 2800 rpm. Installed weight is just 160 lbs. This is a modern powerplant with fully electronic ignition and multipoint fuel injection (FADEC) system. This CH750 is fitted with a prototype cowl: A new sleeker fiberglass cowl is in the works, and a larger 130-hp variant, the UL350i, is also available.
STOL CH 750 July 26, 2010:
Gross weight increase available for the STOL CH 750:  With the release of Edition 2 drawings, the design's maximum weight has been increased to 1,440 lbs. (652 kg.) allowing for larger engines, such as Lycoming's new 233 powerplant, and for added utility.
COPA Flight magazine Bob McDonald's STOL CH 750 is featured in the September 2010 issue of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) Flight magazine: "Culmination of an Amazing Journey" (cover story, section B, pages 1 - 2): 

"The folks at Zenith Aircraft make a CH750 kit that is an absolute joy to build... With the building part now behind me I have to settle for the thrill of flying my CH750."

View more Press Reviews

STOL CH 750 Dual control sticks Dual Control Sticks
Frank Tompson (Florida) demonstrates the dual control sticks option kit as installed in his STOL CH 750.
STOL CH 750 STOL CH 750 at Quality Sport Planes (northern California).
FAA onsite kit evaluation May 2010:
FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) visits Zenith Aircraft Company to complete an on-site kit evaluation of the STOL CH 750 kit, and subsequently "approves" the kit to meet the major portion requirement, as stated in a letter to Zenith Aircraft Co. dated May 20, 2010.
STOL CH 750 upholstery kit STOL CH 750 basic upholstery kit is now available. 

While the seat frame is included with the complete STOL CH 750 kit (as part of the finishing kit), the actual upholstery in not included.  The upholstery pictured (left) is a duplicate of the upholstery installed in the factory demonstrator STOL CH 750, and is now available for $795.00 as pictured.

Aero-TV Video Clip:  Aero-TV: The STOL CH 750
Aero-TV reports on the STOL CH 750 from the Sebring LSA Show in Florida
Homebuilt Help "HOW-TO" DVD from

A complete how-to video library to assist builders with constructing the STOL CH 750 from start to finish!
This is a great supplement to the Zenith drawings and photo assembly guides...
Landing at Cedar Key, Florida April 2010: Cross-Country Flying in the STOL CH 750:
Flying 1,000 miles to Sun'n Fun (Lakeland, Florida) in the STOL CH 750

Click here for the photos from Zenith.Aero  |  Video Clips

Recreational Flyer magazine 2010 Recreational Flyer magazine, the official publication of the Recreational Aircraft Association of Canada (RAAC), January - February 2010 issue: "Elevated" (cover story, pages 22 - 29): "Chris Heintz saw the need for an updated version [of the STOL CH 701], something with a larger cabin, greater payload, and the ability to us an array of four stroke engines. The CH 750 is the perfect plane for exploring and camping off the beaten path..."  Read the full article.
LED Landing Light LED Landing Light for the STOL CH 750:  
This compact super-bright landing light mounts inside the wing leading edge slat for a clean installation.  The light can be mounted on just one side (one wing) of the aircraft, or a landing light kit can be installed into each wing (and synchronized for high visibility wig-wag). The kit includes the pre-formed plexiglass cover, mounting brackets.  The light direction is adjustable.  
AeroLED MicroSun
:  1,800 lumens, 20 watts
Detailed photos of the new Folding Wing Option Kit for the STOL CH 750.  View Schematic
Video: Folding Wing Demo Video Clip: Demonstration of the folding wing option on the STOL CH 750 prototype airframe
STOL CH 750 STOL CH 750 on the cover of Aviators Hotline magazine, April 2010, Sun'n Fun issue.
Mick Schlichtman's STOL CH 750 Michael Schlichtman's STOL CH 750
"After 13 months and 685 hours [including custom paint and instrument panel], STOL CH750 N904MS is ready and cleared for flight. 
Jabiru 3300, GRT EFIS, GRT EIS, Garmin stack w/Garmin 496 XM WX and music."
Factory Workshop Ten (10) STOL CH 750 rudder vertical tail sections were built at the latest Zenith Aircraft factory workshop (March 25, 2010) in Mexico, Missouri.

In addition to gaining hands-on building experience, workshop participants toured the factory, and went up for a demo flight in the STOL CH 750!

PilotMag's "Best Overall Kit Aircraft Manufacturer Pick for 2010" PilotMag, the magazine and online guide for adventure flying, chooses Zenith Aircraft Company as the "Best Overall Kit Aircraft Manufacturer Pick for 2010" (PilotMag's Best Picks for 2010, Page 37, November / December 2009 issue)
Al Stuber and the STOL CH 750 Dr. Al Stuber with his STOL CH 750 (powered by the Rotax 912 ULS) after the first flight (3/5/10).

"I have logged 3 hrs. now and she is AWESOME and beautiful and weighs a lean 735 lbs. empty."

STOL CH 750 x 2

Two STOL CH 750 aircraft recently completed at the Can-Zac Aviation facilities.

Builder Assistance...

Video Clip:
Can-Zac Aviation's Mark Townsend explains the "power build" builder assistance program offered to STOL CH 750 kit builders, allowing builders to complete the airframe in under three (3) weeks!
  • Click here for more information about available builder assistance programs.


On the cover of Trade-A-Plane magazine, second January 2010 issue:

"Featured is Zenith Aircraft Company's new STOL CH 750 light sport utility aircraft, piloted by Zenith's demo pilot Roger Dubbert.  The 750 is also available factory built.  Photographed by Kevin Wing over scenic Mark Twain Lake in central Missouri from a STOL CH 701 flown by Sebastien Heintz, owner of Zenith Aircraft Co."

Clem Kramer's STOL CH 750

Clem Kramer's STOL CH 750, which he built in under a year: Read the story in General Aviation News.

"Everything worked flawlessly," Kramer reported after the 18-minute first flight. "It was a thrill of a lifetime."

STOL CH 750 with Jabiru 3300 engine New cowl for the Jabiru 3300 engine installation.  We installed JabiruUSA's firewall-forward package, which includes the engine mount, cowl, and propeller.  Thanks to Pete Krotje (of JabiruUSA) for his help with the installation. 
2009 Zenith DVD includes the STOL CH 750 July 2009:
DEMO VIDEO DVD now features the STOL CH 750 (as well as the other Zenith kit aircraft).

Order your copy now

Vortex Generators for the STOL CH 750

STOL CH 750 Kit Option:  Micro Vortex Generators.  Install these VGs on the bottom of the elevator for an even slower approach speed!   Click here for more info.  Click here to order.

Super-bright LED wingtip LED Strobe / Nav / Position Lights:  Three-in-one combination lights for your STOL CH 750 using LED technology.  Click here for more info.  Click here to order.

TCM Continental O-200-D model July 2009:  Teledyne Continental Motors announced that its O-200 lightweight engine is now for sale factory-direct. The 199-pound engine, which is up to 40 pounds lighter than some earlier versions, is fully FAA-certified and comes with a factory warranty and 2,000 hours TBO. The O200 is used in the factory-built STOL CH 750 LS (light sport) S-LSA.  
The engine comes complete with starter, ignition, and fuel systems, at a list price of $21,499. Orders are being taken now and deliveries will start next month, the company said. Trade-ins are accepted from builders who already have a different engine but would prefer the O200; details and limitations can be found on the company Web site.

"With the new CH-750, Zenith Aircraft seems poised to attain dominance in the light STOL and bush plane markets. These planes easily compete with established and almost folkloric names like the Piper Super Cub and for some good reasons: The Zeniths are very reasonably priced and their performance operating in short fields surpass the numbers offered by their competitors."

  • Pablo Edronkin, June 1, 2009.  Review by, the Portal for Outdoor Sports, Nature and Adventure Enthusiasts.

STOL CH 750 Larger Tires (compared to the standard tire).

June 1, 2009:  Testing larger tires on the STOL CH 750: 

We recently tested larger tires and wheels on our prototype.  These affordable ATV tires are smooth and treadless (21x12-8) measuring about 21-inches tall.  These larger tires raise the height of the airplane by nearly 2-inches.  We did not change the standard nosewheel (continuing to use an 18-inch tire on the standard 6-inch wheel). 

We used an affordable ATV tire that should meet the needs of most sport pilots wanting good off-airport capability, without the weight and cost of the larger "Alaska bushwheels"  (The standard tires supplied in the kit measure about 18-inches tall, and are mounted on 6-inch Matco wheels).

These larger tires make landings and taxiing smoother on grass or dirt fields (with 5 - 10 PSI), and other non-prepared landing strips such as beaches. (These tread-less tires are not made for paved runways).  We've only noticed a slight decrease in cruise performance (2 to 5 mph).

  • Click here to view a video clip as we test the tires on a grass field.

STOL CH 750 LS (Light Sport Aircraft) built by AMD in Georgia
The factory-built Light Sport Aircraft is equipped with a lightweight Continental O-200-D model, and nicely equipped with a Dyon / Garmin glass panel.

First Flight, by Jim Smith May 18, 2009:  Congratulations to STOL CH 750 builder Jim Smith of Claremore, Oklahoma, upon his successful maiden flight! (His is the first amateur-built STOL CH 750 to be completed from a kit!)
He reported:  "Took it on it's first flight at 6:45 a.m. this morning. Wow! One of life's great thrills. It just flew beautifully. I started my takeoff roll and gently pulled the stick back to get the nose in the air. I had planned to note when the wheels left the ground so I would know rotate speed but it lifted off immediately. Climb out was great. This aircraft is very easy to fly. At 4,000 feet I let go of the stick and it flew wing level...
"I couldn't be more pleased with the performance or handling... You guys who are building a 750 are going to be thrilled with your airplanes!!!!!!"
STOL CH 750 by Jim Smith
FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors Tony Taylor and Robert Blevins  May 15, 2009:  STOL CH 750 builder Jim Smith received his Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA today.  He sent us the following:  "Attached is a picture of Tony Taylor and Robert Blevins both of whom are Aviation Safety Inspectors for the FAA.  They are based out of the OKC Manufacturing Inspection District Office in Oklahoma City and were on site to observe DAR David Snell perform the final inspection on the first customer built CH750.  It passed with flying colors and is now certified to fly!"
How-To DVD "HOW-TO" DVD from

A complete how-to video library to assist builders with constructing the STOL CH 750 from start to finish!
This is a great supplement to the Zenith drawings and photo assembly guides...
Corvair installation  Corvair engine installation on the STOL CH 750 (April 2009)

William Wynne, of fame, personally delivered and installed a Corvair engine (with 5th bearing) to Gus Warren of, builder assist specialists located in Edgewater, Florida.

STOL CH 750 installation, producer of popular "how-to" DVD videos that guide builders through the process of building their own aircraft, is producing a complete series of STOL CH 750 assembly videos.   
STOL CH 750 - EAA Photo  April 2009, EAA Sport Aviation magazine:

"Sized between the original CH 701 and the four-place CH 801, the CH 750 offers a wider cockpit, larger payload, more robust landing gear, and greater visibility.  Unusual in the industry, the CH 750 is offered in four different forms: factory-built S-LSA, or as a quick-build kit, standard kit, or scratch-built from plans by Zenith Aircraft."

Cover, February 2009, Kitplanes The STOL CH 750 on the cover of the February 2009 issue of Kitplanes magazine:
Read the Article

KITPLANES magazine, February 2009 issue, cover: "Zenith's Zinger! The new STOL CH 750 Light Sport: Continental O-200 - Modern, Roomy, Robust - Around $40K!"  Cover story and flight review by LeRoy Cook, pages 8 - 14. "The Zenith STOL CH 750 is a logically designed evolution of a well-proven design. Given the improved kit production techniques, it should go together in a predictable fashion, even more quickly than the CH 701."
Cover, January 2009, Vol Moteur magazine (France)  January 2009:
Featured on the cover of Vol Moteur magazine (France):  Flight test report of the prototype STOL CH 750.
On the cover, December 2008 issue December 2008:
Featured on the cover of Aviators Hotline magazine:  The STOL CH 750 is offered as a factory-built S-LSA (light sport aircraft) manufactured by Zenair and AMD of Eastman, Georgia.
Video Clip: Flying the STOL CH 750 VIDEO CLIPFlying the STOL CH 750
Rudder workshop

Start building your own STOL CH 750 at a factory workshop for just $375.00 and gain-hands-on building experience. 
Workshop participants are also given a chance to go up for demo flight

Next Factory Workshop

At left: Factory workshop participants, in front of the STOL CH 750, at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri.

Video Clip: Flying the STOL CH 750 VIDEO CLIPSTOL CH 750 short take-off and landing from dirt field
X-Plane Flight Simulator: STOL CH 750 X-Plane Flight Simulator files for the STOL CH 750 light sport utility airplane.
Modeled after the STOL CH 750 demonstrator airplane from Zenith Aircraft Company.  Note that the X-Plane software is required.

STOL CH 750 X-Plane Files
Leading Edge Wing Slats Assemblies November 2008:
STOL CH 750 builder Jim Smith of Claremore, Oklahoma sent this photo of his wing leading edge slats assemblies:

"Total time spent from unpacking the crate to the finished slats was nine hours!"

Download and Print: Basic STOL CH 750 Brochure

Designer Chris Heintz with the STOL CH 701 
Designer Chris Heintz with the STOL CH 750 Prototype
(between the STOL CH 801 and STOL CH 701)


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