N750MN took to the sky on September 10th, 2013 for her maiden voyage. N750HB followed on September 11, 2013. Mike Norton and Dick Booher, friends for 40 years decided to build a pair of identical planes. We spent just over 14 months building the two planes. Both are powered by the UL Power 350iS 130 horsepower fuel injected FADEC engine. Engine monitoring and Flight Instruments are provided by the Dynon D-180 Flightdek. Other equipment includes a Bendix King GPS, Icom A210 com and Garmin GTX 327 transponder. We also mounted an ADS-B receiver in the glove box for weather and traffic being sent Bluetooth to the panel RAM mounted iPad. The props are a new design composite three blade by Craig Catto along with a spun aluminum spinner made by Allan Cummins in Australia. We built the planes at home and transported them to the airport for final reassembly. This was the first build for each of us and we frequently assisted each other during various stages. I could not have completed my plane without Dick's assistance and I am confident he feels I helped him occasionally.

We both have to thank our loving wives for their support and understanding during construction. Kudos goes to Zenith Aircraft for creating the simple kit as well as the endless factory support provided by Sebastian Heintz, Caleb Gebhardt, Roger Dubbert, Shirley, Joyce and Linda.

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Comment by James Brigman on October 18, 2013 at 2:01pm

It's a powerful thing to build identical planes and work with each other to help drive the other's project home. The ability to share information is an invaluable thing!

Comment by Dick Booher on October 17, 2013 at 4:51pm
Jeff, I agree with Mike. He was a very nice person and and it was a pleasure to meet him. I know he will be missed in the aviation community.
Comment by Mike Norton on October 17, 2013 at 1:50pm
Jeff, you're are right about Pat being a wonderful person and he will certainly be missed by all who knew him! A big loss to the Experimental group as well as just being a special person. I feel privileged to have known him. He was one of two DAR's in Kentucky and will be missed in all respects. As sick as he was even when inspecting our planes he took time to help us correct a couple of things and gold us we did a great job building them. The good feeling of finishing my plane was saddened by him passing.
Comment by Hadulu on October 17, 2013 at 1:31am

Beautiful planes. Hope you have all the fun that comes with it!

Comment by Alan Carter on October 16, 2013 at 8:49pm

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S   G U Y S

Well done to both of you. Beautiful looking planes and I hope they fly as well as they look.

Comment by Jeff Garrett on October 16, 2013 at 7:14pm

The DAR that inspected the two 750's passed away shortly after signing them off and while in the hospital two days before he passed sat down and finalized the paperwork to be sent to the FAA. Pat Patterson was one of the best DAR's and a special friend that will be greatly missed by all that knew him.



Comment by Mike Tullett on October 16, 2013 at 7:02pm

Looks good, I should get a kit and build  B4 its to late for me !!! (age wise !!) Mike - Australia

Comment by Chris Barker on October 16, 2013 at 5:56pm

love the look well done guys, hope my CH 650B go's as well. Happy flying.

Comment by Patrick Saunders on October 16, 2013 at 4:55pm

Very nice set of twins............

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