Hey, Steve. I finally have purchased the metal for the build! The best place I found was from Zenith itself. I have been working my tail off getting my shop cleaned up. I'm building my…"
"Steve: I owned a czech built 701 that had flanged seams and it gave the plane a professional apperance.When I started my 750 construction I asked Zenith about flanging and their opinion was that it was not worth the time and effort. I decided to…"
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Im willing to try to get the wind screen for you if i can…"
On the gear! N721SW slid off the table and touched down for the first time last night! I could not be happier! I am 2 1/2 years in and I and still enjoying every bit of plansbuilding the CH-750! Now I have to make some seats!
This weekend, I leveled, and squared the forward fuse and firewall, installed upper engine mounts, fabricated and installed both forward side skins and cooked a turkey and had our Thanksgiving! (I have to work on the real turkey day). I have kicked…
Howdy, any of you resourceful type fellows know where to find Nyloil or a substitute oil filled nylon? I am having difficulty in finding a supplier of small peices, like 6x6 inch. This material is used on my 750 as bearing material. I am plansbuilding and making my own bearings will result in a savings and I also simply enjoy making the parts. Mccaster Car comes close to having what I need. I think 1/4 inch / 6x6 inch and a 1/2 inch by 6x6 inch or maybe alittle smaller, should take care of my…See More
I cut out the upright on the co-pilot side and slid the longeron in. It fits really good. I am really nervous about aligning the forward fuselage and the rear fuselage and getting everything right before I drill the longeron into the rear fuselage.
I started the CH-750 rudder on July the 4th 2009. This has been a great two years. The fuselage is coming along nicely. I could not ask for a better airplane to scratch build, Thanks Zenith! I love the United States of America! Happy 4th of July…
Hey, Steve. I finally have purchased the metal for the build! The best place I found was from Zenith itself. I have been working my tail off getting my shop cleaned up. I'm building my table and will start the build itself as soon as I have my bending device assembled. Will keep you posted. Thanks, again, for the great help and inspiration. Ron
Steve: I owned a czech built 701 that had flanged seams and it gave the plane a professional apperance.When I started my 750 construction I asked Zenith about flanging and their opinion was that it was not worth the time and effort. I decided to experiment and found that it takes patient experienced hand to get a consistent flange so I gave up the idea. Try it.
I take a look around this website every few days, but very rarely go to my own page. I only found your comment today, a month later. When we got our airworthiness certicate, Bill Anderson, our local FSDO told us welcome to the "3 Percent Club". Then we inquired what he was talking about. According to him, of the people who start a plans-built project, only 3 percent see it through to completion. I knew the number was low, but I didn't realize that it was that low. I figured 10 or 15 percent. I am a fairly patient person, but the thing that helped me tremendously was some advice from an old friend. He said not to think of it as an airplane project because that can be overwhelming at times. Look at it as a long series of individual projects that have measurable progress, that just happen to become an airplane when completely assembled. The key is to work consistently, even if it is just trying to figure out how to accomplish the next step. You may not see much progress yourself, but as friends stop by to check up on you, they will notice. From the pictures on your page, it looks like you are well on way to completion, keep up the good work. Flying an aircraft that you built with your own hands is satisfying beyond description. It took me 13 years to build, and I've been flying it since May of 2010. I've put 120 hours on it since then. I will have to admit that I do miss the building in a lot of ways. Might have to do it again.
I should have added my comment here instead of on the new builder list. Nice set of photos. Looks like things are moving along well. You didn't elaborate on your fuel tank build once you sent them out for welding. How did they turn out and did you look into flush caps at all? Also curious how you are bending your longer spars? Take care. I will keep in touch.
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