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So this evening, the rudder kit purchased on April of 2005 took its maiden flight. Of course there were a few more parts attached to it. The flight was uneventful even though I wound up with some electrical concerns. My COM stopped working.
A little elevator trim and then some Aileron trim.
The video attached is a short clip from my wife's phone, thus the rotation!! I'll get a first flight video shortly.
All one can say is you will never forget it!
N997DC - Flying
Congrats -- looks like yer rudder-kit is doing a good job of pushing that other stuff right along...
I envy you. My rudder is not yet ready to push an airplane through the sky, it is being very patient against the wall while it waits for the rest of the parts to assemble themselves.
Congratulations!! seeing you fly is the best incentive to continue to build.. near did bring a tear to my eye..:)
Congrats, Rich! I occasionally fly over to KMBT to visit my brother, so if you see another green Zenith, by all means say "hello!" Hope your face is not too sore - the first flight grin is a humdinger! ;>)
Congratulations Richard. I suspect a few minor problems didn't erase the "after landing grin" on your face........
Send a photo and we'll share it with the entire Zenith community!