Chris Boultinghouse
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Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post
Dec 13, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post

Rainy weekend means drilling!

I had my rudder ready for priming and riveting last week, but it's been too rainy to prime. So I just moved on to the fin and kept drilling. :)http://justplanechris.com/drilling-drilling-drilling/See More
Dec 4, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post

Fitted the rudder skin

I got a couple of hours in this evening and got the rudder skin drilled and cleco'd to the skeleton. It's looking pretty good! http://justplanechris.com/fitting-the-rudder-skin/See More
Nov 27, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post

Rudder skeleton assembly started

A bit more time was spent in the workshop this weekend, and I have drilled and cleco'd parts to show for it!http://justplanechris.com/rudder-skeleton-assembly/See More
Nov 20, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted photos
Nov 7, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a video

Vertical Fin Rib Forming

Here's a quick tutorial showing the forming of the vertical fin root rib for a Zenith CH-750 Cruzer. This technique will work for wing ribs as well. As alway...
Nov 5, 2016
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Nov 4, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a status
"Spent a bit of time in the workshop yesterday, practicing with the brake making standard L stock. I also banged out the fin tip rib."
Nov 4, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a video

Brake + Olfa = shear madness

Quick video showing how easy and quick it is to make straight cuts in aluminum sheet by scoring and bending.
Oct 29, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post

Bending Brake done!

Tonight marked the emergence of the first part from my version of the "Dave Clay" bending brake! Read more on my website:http://justplanechris.com/making-a-brake-for-it/See More
Oct 26, 2016
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Oct 26, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a status
"A few more parts emerged from the workshop yesterday. http://justplanechris.com/mmm-ribs/"
Sep 11, 2016
William Newman left a comment for Chris Boultinghouse
"Hi Chris, Welcome. I've been building from plans for a little over two years. I'm working on the fuselage now, with wings and tail feathers complete. I hope you enjoy the build as much as I have. Let's stay in touch. Bill…"
Sep 5, 2016
Chris Boultinghouse posted a blog post

Construction has officially begun...

Finally, after having the Cruzer plans for 7 months, the first part was made! It's just a rudder rib, but it does mark the official start of construction. Onward!…See More
Sep 5, 2016
Kurt Satter left a comment for Chris Boultinghouse
"Exactly what I did ... I'm over in Wylie (NE, Dallas) building N701LT.  If you're in Austin, you might want to contact Frank Pisz.  He's in Austin too and is doing a 750 on floats. Fpisz@Austin.RR.Com "
Jul 25, 2016
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25th Annual Zenith OPEN HANGAR DAY and builder fly-in gathering at Zenith Aircraft factory

September 23, 2016 at 8am to September 24, 2016 at 2pm
Join us at the 25th annual OPEN HANGAR DAY and Builder Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith factory in Mexico, Missouri.We are planning many new educational and fun social (and flying) activities this year for the 25th annual event. Plan now to join us for two full days of fun at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in Mexico, Missouri! Fly-in or drive in!As in years past we'll have numerous events for builders and pilots of Zenith kit planes (as well as enthusiasts) starting on Friday, Sept. 23. We'll…See More
May 18, 2016

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Aircraft Model
CH 750 Cruzer
Project Status
Just started
Building From
Plans-only
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Corvair
Your website (about your aircraft...)
http://justplanechris.com
Building Experience
Have already built an airplane
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
* Software Developer
* Glider Rating (self launch endorsement)
* RC heli and plane pilot
* Former RC podcaster (AllThingsThatFly.com and RCTodayShow.com)
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KGTU

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End of year, first assembly

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 1:46pm 1 Comment

The last day of 2016 saw the first completed section of my 750 Cruzer!

http://justplanechris.com/end-of-year-start-of-assembly/…

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First Rivets Pulled!

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 10:40am 0 Comments

It's starting to come together, finally. :)

http://justplanechris.com/a-riveting-experience/…

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Rainy weekend means drilling!

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 10:29pm 0 Comments

I had my rudder ready for priming and riveting last week, but it's been too rainy to prime. So I just moved on to the fin and kept drilling. :)

http://justplanechris.com/drilling-drilling-drilling/

Fitted the rudder skin

Posted on November 27, 2016 at 9:31pm 2 Comments

I got a couple of hours in this evening and got the rudder skin drilled and cleco'd to the skeleton. It's looking pretty good! 

http://justplanechris.com/fitting-the-rudder-skin/…

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At 9:41pm on September 5, 2016, William Newman said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome. I've been building from plans for a little over two years. I'm working on the fuselage now, with wings and tail feathers complete. I hope you enjoy the build as much as I have. Let's stay in touch.

Bill Newman

Granbury, TX

wmjnewman@hotmail.com

At 11:10am on July 25, 2016, Kurt Satter said…

Exactly what I did ...

I'm over in Wylie (NE, Dallas) building N701LT.  If you're in Austin, you might want to contact Frank Pisz.  He's in Austin too and is doing a 750 on floats.

Fpisz@Austin.RR.Com

 
 
 

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