STOL CH 750 light sport utility airplane from Zenith Aircraft Company – the ultimate short


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

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:

  • Complete Kit . Everything you need to build your own STOL CH 750.
    • View illustrated parts catalog (PDF) of all parts
    • View the STOL CH 750 Assemblies
  • 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.

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

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.

  • View details and photos of the STOL CH 750
  • Video clip walk-around | Video clip – flight demo
  • Existing builders can update their drawings to the 3rd edition, and optionally order the updates to the kit. Click for details

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.

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!!

Video Clip:
STOL Flying in northern California. STOL CH 750 and CH 701 light sport utility kit planes

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 with the STOL CH 750 light sport utility airplane (video coming soon. )

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.

Instrument panel kits now with the latest 10-inch Dynon SkyView avionics and new power panel.

  • View video clip

Video ClipWing 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).

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 in Ohio, powered by a Jabiru 3300 engine.

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.

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.

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.

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