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Proud new member of 650 plans!!

I'm Mike van Rensburg from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Received the 650 plans yesterday and very eager to start. I have done a lot of research and planning. Now that I've received the plans & photo manuals even more studying will take place!!!!

Will start to work on the rudder very soon. Was very fortunate to attend a rudder workshop early in December when Philip Cronje of Bundu Aviation (Zenith dealer in South Africa) came to PE to deliver Michael Hübsch's 801… Continue

Added by Mike van Rensburg on January 7, 2009 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Working on the spars

Today I worked on the right wing spar with my grandpa. We riveted the bottom of the spar using the C-riveter that I had made previously.

The last time I tried to rivet the spar, after 5 rivets in the center the spar started to bow out, so I stopped. This time, however, I started one rivet in the middle, and only set it about half-way (3 hits on the hammer). This was enough to hold the parts together without really clamping them tight. Then we… Continue

Added by Ryan on January 4, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Flying with my iPhone - Part 2 (InstaMapper)

I went flying in the STOL CH 750 yesterday (to test a new Sensenich wood prop) and used InstaMapper to track my position online in real time. That means that anyone (with access to my free InstaMapper account) can view my position in real time from the internet: Neat!

To start "broadcasting" my position, all I do is start "GPS Tracker" on my iPhone, as shown above. (GPS Tracker is the… Continue

Added by Sebastien Heintz on January 1, 2009 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Changing Lives with Zenith Aircraft

As we enter 2009 we all look back to what we did and forward to what we would like to do. One thing is for sure 'We can't change the past, BUT we can shape the future'.

Here in Ghana, West Africa, through WAASPS and Medicine on the Move ( we see aviation changing lives every day. Through training people to build aircraft, teaching them to fly and setting up the first West African flying doctor service.

We operate the largest private airfield in… Continue

Added by Jonathan Porter on January 1, 2009 at 3:38am — 3 Comments

new member

Just made a trip 2500 mi to get a 701 kit with amphib floats.I have a brand new NSI suber EA81 I want to install for engine.Anyone out there flying with one? Thanks for any ideas.Dennis

Added by Dennis Myers on January 1, 2009 at 1:11am — No Comments


Hey everyone!

I just created an album called "Rudders". I placed the picture that we all have of the first part we all build - the rudder!

I invite everyone to put their rudder picture in that album for all to see.


Tim Garrett - N360TM

Added by Tim Garrett on December 31, 2008 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Flying with my iPhone

One of my favorite applications on my iPhone is Trailguru, which I started using to track my bicycle rides. It's also a fun and simple way to track my flights.

Here's a summary of my flight this morning in the STOL CH 750.

Besides the mapping, it provides a quick overview of the elevation and speed:

Here's the website that logs the flight… Continue

Added by Sebastien Heintz on December 29, 2008 at 12:44pm — 7 Comments

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