The new Zenith CH 750
CRUZER is an economical all-metal two-seat cross-country cruiser
that you can easily and quickly build yourself, and fly with your
Sport Pilot license.
The CH 750 CRUZER is the
“on-airport” version of the popular STOL CH 750
“off-airport” light sport utility kit plane, famous for its
roomy cabin with comfortable side-by-side seating and easy cabin
access from both sides. While influenced by its well-known
STOL predecessors (the STOL CH 701 “Sky Jeep”,
the STOL CH 750 and
four-seat CH 801 sport utility aircraft), the CH 750 Cruzer is an
all-new design optimized as an economical cross-country cruiser
for typical (airport) operations.
Being the latest model
from Zenith Aircraft Company, the complete kit for the CH 750
Cruzer is even quicker and easier to build than the STOL CH 750,
which averages under 400 hours kit assembly time.
Start building your CH 750 Cruzer, for just $375 at the Zenith kit factory!
Next hands-on workshops held at the factory:
The all-new CH 750 design is available
as a new easy-to-build kit which revolutionizes ease and simplicity of
construction, drawing upon Zenith's decades of experience in the kit
Economical cruise speed, yet easy to fly
with a slow landing speed
cabin, side-by-side seating, easy cabin access though
two huge doors
New raised skylight and increased
Many engine choices:
UL Power, Continental, Rotax, Lycoming, Jabiru, Corvair and other auto
conversions, and more...
Simplicity of a standard tricycle gear
The Zenith CH 750 Cruzer features an all-new
airfoil supported by a single stream-lined strut. Compared to the STOL CH
750, the empennage has also been redesigned for its new mission, with a
symmetrical stabilizer and a shortened horizontal tail span. The vertical
tail features a fin and rudder (replacing the traditional all-moving
vertical tail design of the Chris Heintz STOL series). In keeping with its
mission, the Cruzer is fitted with 5.00 x 5 aircraft wheels and new wheel
fairings. The instrument panel of the new design is also wider and more
conventional than the STOL CH 750 (that has a narrower instrument panel to
improve forward-visibility in extreme nose-high attitudes associated with
The Zenith CH 750 Cruzer was introduced at Sun’n
Fun and was flown to the show by Zenith Aircraft Company president Sebastien
Heintz (1,000 miles from the factory in Missouri). The prototype
demonstrator aircraft is equipped with the UL350iS 130-hp fuel-injected
UL-Power engine and the latest Dynon SkyView glass panel display
system. As equipped, the aircraft weighs 780 lbs., providing a useful
load of 540 lbs. at the 1,320 lbs. LSA gross weight limit. Cruise speed is
118 mph, rate of climb is 1,200 fpm, and stall speed is 39 mph. The
new design utilizes the same firewall as the STOL CH 750 and the low-wing
Zenith CH 650, meaning existing firewall-forward engine packages are readily
available including the Continental
O-200, Rotax 912 series, Viking (Honda),
Jabiru, Corvair, and others.
Complete airframe kits for the new design are
offered by Zenith Aircraft Company. As with other all-metal Zenith kits,
this newest model will be built using the latest modern manufacturing (CNC)
technology to offer matched-hole assembly throughout. The new easy-to-build
kit draws upon Zenith's decades of experience in the kit industry, requiring
less than 400 hours to assemble the airframe from the kit (requiring only
basic skills and simple hand tools). A quick-built kit option will also be
Component kits are scheduled for delivery starting next month. As with other
Zenith designs, blueprints (drawings and illustrated photo assembly manuals)
will also be available separately for scratch-builders.
Build your own Zenith
CH 750 CRUZER aircraft from:
Complete Kit: Everything you need to
build your own Zenith CH 750.
(Section) Kits allow you to
Plans-Only: Detailed Drawings and Photo Assembly Manuals
permit you to "scratch-build" the entire aircraft (parts and
components can also be purchased individually).
Starter Kit: The rudder starter kit
allows you to gain hands-on experience while actually starting to
build your own aircraft... for just $375. You can also
assemble the Starter Kit at a hands-on
workshop held right in the factory at no additional cost.
here to view a video clip of parts manufacturing with the CNC
router (3 min. / 5.75 mb).
The modern CH 750 kit has been developed to
provide the builder with everything needed to complete the airframe
- with only basic tools and skills. The CH 750 airframe
requires less than 400 hours to build from the complete
The Zenith CH 750 Cruzer features the
same large cabin as the STOL
CH 750 (3rd edition). The STOL
CH 750 cabin (which by all measures is already very roomy for a light
aircraft) was 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:
EAA video of the One Week Wonder
first flight (piloted by Jeff Skiles)
"On August 5, 2014, the airplane that was built in seven days
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 flew for the first time—carrying
more than 2500 signatures of those who helped build the plane into
the air. Video by Brady Lane / EAA"
First flight of the EAA staff built
Zenith CH 750 in Oshkosh
A week after the One Week Wonder's first flight, the first flight of
the EAA staff built STOL CH 750 took place on 8/13/14!
Congratulations EAA! More
info on the EAA staff's Zenith kit project
In time for Oshkosh
2014, 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. Pick up your free copy at the Zenith
booth at Oshkosh AirVenture or at the One Week Wonder project tent,
or contact Zenith Aircraft Company to
have one mailed to you.
Here's a look at the Zenith CH 750
Cruzer wing kit, featuring factory-built (completed and riveted)
wing spars, and match-drilled final hole size CNC-drilled parts.
Just cleco the parts together right "out of the box",
ready for riveting (using blind pulled rivets).
The Zenith CH 750 with the Rotax 912iS
"Still quite STOL-worthy, the
Cruzer also lives up to its name" Video Report: Aero News Network
CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell took the new Zenith 750 Cruzer
on a test flight while at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2014.
Campbell reports on the handling qualities of the airplane. Watch
Flight Video(Nov. 6, 2013): Flying the Zenith
CH 750 behind the new Rotax
912iS engine installation.
Roger Dubbert from the Zenith factory flies the 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
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."
June 18, 2013:
Trial fit and assembly for the final-hole-sized match-drilled rudder kit parts
for the new Zenith CH 750 Cruzer: "Wow! The parts are ready for [blind] riveting right out of
the box, and with minimal deburring!"