Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
New Form Link
I have a new way for you to join the spreadsheet
Long term I think it will make it more secure to participate. If you fill out the form, I will be the only one that can see your email address. I will only use your email address to secure the form and map. Only catch is, it has to be Google compatible email address.
Winners Announced See Latest Post!!!
I will contact all the winners and let them know what what they need to do next.
Thanks for Participating !!!
Zenith Aircraft Builder and Pilot Experience Info Sheet
Google Map Topic/Discussion Moved here
Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
Thanks for taking any time you can from your project or flying, to fill out the spreadsheet.
John M. Greiner
Makes me glad I bought the AeroLED lights! Thanks, AeroLEDs!
I agree, I didn't have try hard at all, one short email, and they were willing to help you guys out, and make contributing fun. I know what Lights I will continue to buy and recommend. I hope other vendors can see what a huge value a small token of appreciation and support can make. Blew me away. Go AeroLED!!!
New Vendor Recognition Tab - take a look at this tab to view what our super supportive vendors have contributed for the cause of collaboration, and sharing info about our sport. I hope this list gets long too. What a great way to have a positive interaction between active customers and possible future customers, and a few builders will have 1 more thing to bring them to the finish line, while flyers might have new addition for the plane, or in the spirit of this Forum donate or give another builder or flyer a great deal on an item for their plane, like a builder/pilot to builder/pilot sponsorship. All great options and opportunities.
Thanks Everyone involved in this mini project.
What did AeroLED do? Please read, I feel its important.
I hope all the vendors that might be considering contributing to this cause, realize the power of what AeroLED did for me, but I suspect will be recognized by many others, so I feel its worthy of mentioning again. So let me share the story....
NOW TO WHY I WROTE THIS: AeroLED
How did John Greiner get AeroLED to contribute over $400 dollars worth of merchandising for free and cover shipping.
Here is the secret, get close to your screen, for this one, I will only share it with my most trusted flyers and builders...
I went on their site, submitted a support ticket explaining our spreadsheet and how I am trying to encourage more participation. Didn't expect to hear from them again. The next day, with no other communication or relationship other than a random guy asking for help, they sent me a clear email offering to contribute what is posted on our post here. I was so floored it literally brought tears eyes. The only relationship or communication I have ever had with AeroLED is when bought 75 feet of the wire you need to hang any leds lights on you wing tips a year ago. I wanted to get the wire in the wings, before I closed them up because it would be hard to do later. I had problems with their web site ironically, that was my fault, I am embarrassed to admin since I am in IT for a living. Their support was outstanding and I all I was buying was about $75 in wire, maybe. I was considering buying another brand of LED Nav/position/strobe lights from another vendor due to cost or make them myself since I have done my own custom electronics for years. Not anymore, I am gonna save the money, and get me some awesome, and clearly good lights, look at the spreadsheet.. its AeroLED, AeroLED, AeroLED.... I would rather spend the money on a quality, pilot and builder proven, product that some inexpensive unproven one. WOW, and WOW AeroLED, look what you did. I am clearly sold. I hope other vendors recognize this.
These simple gestures, can create relationships, that in turn create true trust and loyalty beyond what positive promotion or competing vendor slander can do. I think a few vendors could learn from this.
I will do anything I can to support my fellow Builders and Flyers. Now back to building and keeping the skies full of beautiful Zenith Personally Inspired Creations!!!
John M. Greiner
Fellow Builder - Future Flyer - pilot's license
Great stuff John, appreciate your hard work.
Thanks Scott, with encouragement like that, its easy to keep going.
NEW IDEA - Google Mapping Builders Approximate Location and Aircraft Type
Well I am sure everyone has heard of the Father and Son team of Loren and Sam Warner. If you want to see how to build a Zenith CH 750 STOL nearly perfect, IMHO, you can watch it nearly step by step since Sam has posted tons of pictures. Thanks Sam and Loren. So excited to see the how this awesome creation flies being pulled by the powerful Viking 130.
Loren and Sam had a great idea to support us all a bit further. They pondered the idea of finding where the areas of the country, or heck even the world, where their fellow Zenith builders live. We discussed maybe using something like Google maps to identify our fellow builders by Zenith kit type. For example, if you are building a Zenith CH 750 STOL you would be identified by a green dot on the map, if your a Zenith Cruzer a blue dot. You could easily find the builders near you, established a friendship via the Forum, and maybe visit their plane or project if they agree. I can't give any ETA on this yet, I need to review the logistics of actually doing it. 2 ways to get this done, I really only need Zip Codes, I don't want your address period, you can give that out yourself, with a trusted friend relationship on the forum. I just want to give them the general idea of where you live. I am sure everyone knows that if anyone has your tail number, they basically have your address, but just the same, I don't want it on the spreadsheet. I am comfortable just asking for Zip Code as some have suggested. So what I will do is add a field next to your tail number for Zip Code. Supply it if you feel comfortable. I will only share the link to the shared Google map with you guys on the spreadsheet. Matter of fact, I will probably only grant access to those that want access to start the Security project. Because then I can start securing the Spreadsheet better too. I know you can find people on the forum, but you have to take their city and paste in Google Maps and see where they are relative to you. Again its kinda time consuming.
John, your making us blush. Your doing the work, you deserve to take the bows. Thank you for the compliments, but we're not building any better than most, your just able to see what we're doing because Samuel is using facebook for our builders page.
And humble too, even more impressed, LOL
THere is already a Google map setup if you were not aware, here