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Zenith CH 750 CRUZER

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.
Rudder Workshop Start building your CH 750 Cruzer, for just $375 at the Zenith kit factory!
Next hands-on workshops held at the factory

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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 industry.

  • Economical cruise speed, yet easy to fly with a slow landing speed
  • Huge cabin, side-by-side seating, easy cabin access though two huge doors
  • Adjustable seats
  • New raised skylight and increased cabin height
  • Spectacular "wrap-around" visibility
  • Many engine choices: UL Power, Continental, Rotax, Lycoming, Jabiru, Corvair and other auto conversions, and more...
  • Simplicity of a standard tricycle gear configuration
Zenith CH 750 CRUZER

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 STOL flying).

Zenith CH 750 CRUZER

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.

Zenith CH 750 CRUZER

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 available.
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.

STOL CH 750 Complete Kit Layout - similar to the CRUZER

Build your own Zenith CH 750 CRUZER aircraft from:

  • Complete Kit: Everything you need to build your own Zenith CH 750. 
  • Component (Section) Kits allow you to "buy-as-you-build"...
  • Plans-Only: Detailed Drawings and Photo Assembly Manuals permit you to "scratch-build" the entire aircraft (parts and components can also be purchased individually).
  • Professional Builder Assist Centers / Fast Build Kits.
  • 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.
Pre-drilling and cutting skins

Many Great Kit Features, Easier and Quicker to Build Kit:  
The all-new 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 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 factory-supplied kit.
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:
STOL CH 750 Cabin: Bigger and better           STOL CH 750 - raised cabin height

 

 Download and Print: Basic CH 750 Cruzer Brochure

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Rudder Workshop Start building your CH 750 Cruzer, for just $375 at the Zenith kit factory!
Next hands-on workshops held at the factory
Shipping complete CH 750 Cruzer kits! 8/19/14: Complete kits for the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer are now shipping!

Here, we ship four (4) complete CH 750 Cruzer kits by container to Australia!

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

Video: First Flight 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 CH 750 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
Zenith Aircraft magazine Summer 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. Contact Zenith Aircraft Company to have one mailed to you.
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

CH 750 Cruzer Drawings - sample 5/22/14 - Zenith CH 750 Cruzer drawings are now complete and shipping!
We're shipping the first edition of the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer drawings (blueprints).
Order your copy today
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Zenith CH 750 Cruzer Cabin Zenith CH 750 Cruzer cabin and instrument panel
One Week Wonder EAA Sport Aviation article previewing the One Week Wonder project
Pages 66 - 69, EAA Sport Aviation Magazine, May 2014
Video: Internal Wing Assembly Video: Wing Construction - Match-drilled with final hole size

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).

Rotax 912iS installation The Zenith 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 | Rotax-Owner.com Zenith Builder Videos

Aero News Network: Aero-TV Flies the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer "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 the video.

More reviews: Light Sport Aircraft Flyer Review  |  Dan Johnson Reviews the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer

Aviation (French) magazine, November December 2013 Zenith CH 750 CRUZER on the cover of the November / December 2013 issue of Aviation magazine (French language), cover story, pages 8 - 12, by Richard Saint-George:

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CH 750 Quick Build Kit The Zenith 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).

CH 750 Cruzer Rudder Workshop Video Clip: Inside the Zenith factory for the hands-on CH 750 Cruzer rudder assembly workshop
Powered SPORT FLYING magazine 11/13 Zenith CH 750 Cruzer on the cover of the November 2013 issue of Powered Sport Flying magazine, cover story.

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First flight with the Rotax 912iS engine First 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 soon.
Tail Kit 10/14/13:
Zenith CH 750 Cruzer Complete Tail Kits are now shipping!
Price and Ordering Information
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." 

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Open Hangar Day at Zenith Aircraft Company Follow-Up: Photos from the 2013 Open Hangar Day (from September 20 & 21)
Flying the CH 750 CRUZER Flying the Zenith CH 750 CRUZER to EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh)
Rudder kit 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!"
EAA Experimenter magazine, June 2013 The new Zenith CH 750 Cruzer on the cover of EAA Experimenter magazine, June 2013 issue (Vol. 2 No. 6): "The Zenith 750 Cruzer"
Pages 14 - 19, cover story by Budd Davisson:

Compared to the STOL CH 750:
"It's a much more efficient airplane for those who really don't care about having the absolute ultimate in off-airport performance."  Read the entire article

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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.

 

Zenith STOL aircraft: 

STOL CH 750 with the 801 and 701
The STOL CH 750 (center) with the 4-seat utility STOL CH 801 (left) and the original STOL CH 701

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)

Zenith CH 750 CRUZER


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