listing placed 23 June 2022 United Kingdom
Classic Zenair Zenith ch200/250 airframe
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Zenith CH 200/250 £2950.00
I am offering a virtually complete airframe of a classic Zenair Zenith ch200/250 aircraft. It includes the assembled fuselage/wings/flying stabilator and the all-flying fin. It also includes the flaps/ailerons, various bits and pieces and the Zenair supplied control column and fuselage fuel tank. This is an approved LAA design. The wings are yet to be closed out completely and there is a small amount of work to do immediately behind the firewall.
The project enjoys the benefit of having the rare 5-piece main spar which allows for a trailer home arrangement to apply as and when required.
I have owned the project for 7 ½ years. It was constructed in Ireland and was 1 of 5 - 45% kits imported into Ireland from Canada in the early 1980’s. It was built up to how it is shown from this pre-built kit of parts.
This project was derived from plans set 2-590 (which are part of the documents included) and it is listed as No 31 with the ILAS (similar to our LAA organisation). Up to now they have been the project controlling organisation. It was built to what I believe to be identical rules to those in place under the LAA regime. The project log book looks identical to an LAA one and the stages are signed off up to the middle of 2003. My understanding is that no work has been entered into from then onwards. It has been dry stored for the whole time from what I can see.
This project is not currently registered with the LAA - but I have no reason to believe that this will be an issue to overcome. Interested parties will need to determine the detail of such a transfer from the LAA. My intention was to move the project forwards with the LAA when I was in a position to restart construction. With me not getting to that point – this did not take place.
All I have done to this is to tidy a few things up/vacuum the inside out and make a fuselage and wing holding jig out of wood, besides providing coverings here and there to protect the interior.The two jigs are included in the sale. The complex parts of this - were made by Zenair in Canada and formed part of the 45% kit, which included the solid rivetted main spar/the wing ribs/the fuel tank and the control column.
Included in the sale is a damaged set of upper and lower cowls from a jodel D-11 aircraft. These cannot be assumed to be anything other than useful material - to make new moulds for new originals cowls for this project.
FLIGHT SIMULATOR – whilst I am not involved in such activity a friend has told me that this project might be of interest to someone wishing to create a high-tech light aircraft simulator simply because of the 5-piece wing arrangement, allowing for the aircraft to have some part of the wing attached at a much reduced wing span.
The project is currently located in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (B74) and interested parties are invited to view the project by appointment at mutually convenient times/dates to suit all concerned. I am not available for viewings between the 15th and 22nd July.