Donated Dynon SkyView EFIS to Anchor SteinAir Panel for EAA Zenith Project
January 17, 2013 - The EAA Staff Zenith CH 750 project received some great news this week from Dynon Avionics and SteinAir. Dynon President Robert Hamilton announced the company will donate a Dynon SkyView EFIS panel system to the project, with options as needed to meet the E-LSA equipment list as approved by the Zenith Aircraft factory.
In addition, Stein Bruch, owner of SteinAir in Farmington, Minnesota, has offered to build the panel for EAA. SteinAir has a long-established history and top-notch reputation of building panels for builders of various airplanes including the Zenith CH 750.
Both Hamilton and Bruch expressed a strong interest in being involved in the project this week. They both view it in the same fashion as Sebastian Heintz; EAA staff building an airplane can only increase the knowledge and education of those who work at headquarters, and that is what being involved in this project is all about.
"We sought an experienced panel builder to build the panel to save some time and allow us to meet our goal of having the 750 flying by Memorial Day weekend 2013," said Chad Jensen, EAA homebuilders community manager. "We are overjoyed to have Dynon involved in the project. The SkyView system will give the airplane one of the most advanced EFIS panels on the market today, and the folks who'll be flying this airplane when it's done will absolutely love it.
"While building the panel is but one component of building an airplane, it is one area where a lot of time is typically allocated to the project, and the offer from SteinAir is one we just can't pass up," Jensen added. EAA staffers comprise a build team of 20-25 regulars, and getting that many builders in on a small area such as the panel would be a significant challenge.
Look for continuing updates of the EAA Zenith CH 750 project build on the weekly blog. We'll be starting on the fuselage soon!