ZENAIR INTRODUCES NEW DESIGN AT SUN'N FUN
Sun'n Fun Fly-In (Lakeland, FL) - The CH 750 Cruzer has arrived! Zenair is introducing its new light aircraft design at the Sun'n Fun Fly-in. The all-metal two-seat CH 750 Cruzer is the latest design from Chris Heintz. While influenced by its well-known STOL predecessors (the STOL CH 701 “Sky Jeep”, CH 750 and four-seat CH 801 sport utility aircraft), the CH 750 Cruzer is an all-new design.
“Our STOL CH 750 design has been a huge success in large part thanks to its easy cabin access, fantastic visibility, and for its room side-by-side comfort for two adults,” says Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft Co. of Mexico, Missouri. “However, many customers do not need off-airport capability or extreme STOL (short take-off and landing) performance. We've optimized the new design for cruise and typical (airport) operations, while retaining the popular cabin features of the STOL CH 750.”
The Zenair 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 with the STOL CH 750 (that has a narrower instrument panel to improve forward-visibility in extreme nose-high attitudes associated with STOL flying).
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