Eric Shupperd
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  • Greg Scott
  • Rebecca Anne Shipman
  • Mark Thomas
  • Dennis Hutchinson
  • William Wynne
  • Brady McCormick
  • Larry Zepp
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Eric Shupperd's Discussions

Rear wing ribs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Ward Jul 1, 2011. 3 Replies

Is there any scratch builders out there that still have the forms for the wing rear ribs who are done with them. If so let me know.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Shupperd May 1, 2011. 2 Replies

   CH.601XL kit. complete kit with dual control stick option and also has upgrade kit. Horz. stab is complete along with rudder. Still have original crate.Can deliver for fuel costs. 10,000 OBO. I…Continue

 

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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Just started
Building From
Kit
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)

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At 7:32pm on May 18, 2011, Larry Zepp said…

Hi Eric,

Have you been to the factory for the workshop or built the rudder kit? I was too scared to screw up the rudder to start for a long time - too much of a perfectionist! I should have gone to the factory for a good start, but didn't think I could spare the time from the business I was starting. I finally got some sheathing aluminum from Lowes as scrap material and got going. For me, the rudder kit should have had 2-4 pcs. labeled SCRAP that I could practice on.

After seven years of working on the business and letting the aircraft project set, I decided to upgrade my XL parts to the 650B. The bigger canopy gives me a lot more headroom. I built my XL rudder for practice in my home shop in Fort Wayne, then started on the stabilizer. I love the pre-drilled parts that are available now! This saves a lot of time, eliminates possible layout errors and builds much faster. I ordered my wing kit today.

 

Best Regards, Larry Zepp - EAA Ch. 2, Fort Wayne

At 6:47pm on May 18, 2011, Dave Gardea said…

Hi Eric, good to know another Hoosier that's building a Zodiac. What questions about the build might I be able to help answer? Works best for me to contact me via email at dgardea@gmail.com

 

Thanks,

Dave

At 8:51am on May 18, 2011, Chuck Long said…

Tough to get started, but once you get in the groove, it's a fun project.  If you can spend 4 hours a week, you eventually finish.  The Zodie Rockets fly great once completed.

 

Best regards,

Chuck

At 12:35pm on January 21, 2011, Terry Phillips said…

Nice looking rifle there, Eric. I hope you get out to shoot more often than I do.

 

Terry

 
 
 

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