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CH750 Cruzer Kit Upgrades

CH750 Cruzer Kit Upgrades

From: $75.00

CH750 Cruzer and STOL Basic Upholstery Kit

This is a pretty basic grey coloured fabric seats.  Honestly, I recommend you spend a little extra and check out the Lemke Upholstery package instead.  The newer upholstery kits from Zenith are very good, but this basic kit lacks any excitement.

Seat Belt Kit 5-Point Harness for Zenith 750/701/801

It's well established that a good helmet and a proper harness will do great things to improve your prospects after an abrupt and unplanned stop.  If you fly a bush plane the way it was intended to be flown - then maybe you should also take some simple precautions to protect yourself.  A good harness is not just for a hard landing either - I was lifted out of the seat during phase one test flying on my 750.  It's a bit awkward not being able to reach the rudder pedals during a deep stall.  I now own this seat belt kit and I really like it.

Seat belt kit includes all necessary items for installation in a Zenith 701 or 750 Series

  • Seat belt (ONE only - order two please if you want one for the passenger side too)
  • Attachment brackets
  • Hardware necessary including rivets

Please note - this price is only if you order your harness kit with your engine or Zenith kit aircraft.  If you order it separately then freight needs to be added and this will be charged to you at cost.


Skytek Steering Rod Swivels Assembly Kit

The Steering Rod Swivels Assembly Kit seals your steering control rods from your engine compartment, reducing the risk of fumes in the cockpit. If you want easy sliding of your control rods and don't want any binding and scraping then this one’s for you. No riveting required if installed during your aircraft's initial assembly of firewall but all the fasteners are there for those of you that have already gone past that stage. This kit works on all of the the Zenith 750 range.


Dual Control Sticks Option

This option replaces the standard 'Y' center stick with dual control sticks.

I have the standard 'Y' in my 750 and I quite like it.  You get used to it very quickly and it makes getting in and out of the aircraft easier.

One benefit, I think, of the dual controls would be the opportunity to replace the 'push/pull' style of throttle control with a 'T-bar' style throttle quadrant.  The quadrant would sit in the position that is used by the Standard 'Y' and could be used from both seats.  I find the position of the 'push/pull' throttle handle less than ideal as when it is pulled out (idle and when shut down) it is easy to bump with your knee.

On the downside, dual controls add expense, complexity and weight.

Dual Brakes Option Kit

The Zenith Dual Brakes Kit is a must-have if you plan to fly from the right seat, or if you plan on receiving instruction in your aircraft.  This light-weight addition includes all you need to upgrade any of the Zenith kit aircraft to permit differential and incremental braking from both seats.

CH750 Cruzer Wheel Fairings Kit

New thinner fiberglass wheel fairings increase aerodynamics, and give the Cruzer a sleeker look. (For tricycle gear configuration, 5.00×5 wheels).

These absolutely deliver a performance benefit that can be seen.  In my opinion, they are a very good value addition to your kit.  They are fine for grass and other smooth surfaces - but may not survive if tested on rough fields.

Available as a retro fit and these fairings are easy enough to remove if you like.

Towbar Kit

These are very handy and work well.  They extend telescopically so they are compact enough to fly with if you ever want to do that.

The only problem with this option is that Zenith suggest you drill through your front strut (see photo) to insert the tow bar.

Check out the linked 'Skytek Towbar Attachment Bracket' for a cheap and easy to install option that does not need you to drill through the gear leg.  I have this on my 750 and it's brilliant.  It took me about 5 minutes to install as a retro-fit.

Skytek Zenith 750 Tail Skid Kit

This tail skid kit is a great addition to your 750.  It doesn't matter if you fly a SD, STOL or a CRUZER - you will find this skid kit very handy.

Any time you like, you can simply push the tail down to the ground and leave your aircraft perched nose-high on the skid.  Very handy for cleaning or inspecting underneath.  It makes cleaning the top of your aircraft an absolute breeze - no more step ladders.

Did you know that with no tail protection the first thing to hit the ground is your RUDDER; not even the fuselage, but your actual rudder.  If you would prefer not to be worried about striking a control surface the next time you over cook a take off or move your aircraft then install this skid.  In colder climates this tail skid is used to protect aircraft from being dropped onto the rudder after a load of snow builds up on the horizontal stabilizer.  Even with the wings tied down this can happen.

It's a 5 minute installation with no special tools needed and all hardware supplied.  These are held in stock and ship immediately.


Cortec VpCI-373 Clear

Cortec VpCI-373 is the corrosion inhibitor that is recommended by Zenith.  It is a very nice product to use, as it is non-toxic and goes on just like PVA Glue (the white wood glue that comes in bottles).  Apply with a brush or small sponge just before final assembly and the Cortec will forever prevent any vapor or particles entering into the small gaps between your riveted parts.  Keeps out microscopic salts and other corrosive airborne particulates.

Unfortunately, it is insanely expensive and the smallest unit size is a 19 Liter drum.  I pay $980 for the drum, and this 19L drum is in concentrate form so it's enough to build about 30 aircraft.  You definitely don't need much.  Probably about 2 Liters is all you need.

I supply your Cortec in ready-to-use format with instructions and a Safety Data Sheet.  You are paying for 1 Litre and the price includes postage within Australia.


Additional information

Seat Belt Kit 5-Point Harness for Zenith 750/701/801

Weight .8 kg

Skytek Steering Rod Swivels Assembly Kit

Weight .2 kg

Skytek Zenith 750 Tail Skid Kit

Weight .3 kg

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