Doug Schmalzel's Blog (5)


Years ago there was a picture of a flat black 750 with 2 IPADS on the IP. Does anyone know where I could find that picture? Im looking at paint schemes. It had a serious black helicopter Area51 look to it.

Added by Doug Schmalzel on January 25, 2016 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Tail Section Complete

Elevator Completed. Now I will take it apart for deburring and prime. EAA advisor came out and looked at the tail section and said everything looks good. No concerns at all. Clearly he did not look close enough. :)  I am going to put the final rivets in this week. The fuse kit will be here next week.

Added by Doug Schmalzel on March 18, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments


Headed to the EAA meeting tonight to arrange for and advisor come out and bless my tail section before I rivet the skins. The fuse kit is supposed to ship on the 25th. I need to make room. I wonder how tail heavy my flightstar would be with a Zeith tail section? I cant help myself it is soooo shiny. Boy i sure like shiny.

Added by Doug Schmalzel on March 7, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Zenith Tech Support.... Awesome!

Zenith is a Great Company to work with! I have been struggling with the skin on my Horizontal stab. I happened to be working in Mo this week so i threw it in the truck and stopped by Zenith. Steve and Roger not only gave me tech support, but helped me get eveything just right. Steve also gave me several pointers and showed me some hand made tools that he uses for muniplating the parts. I Can't say thanks enough! Ok, I will Try Thanks Roger and Steve for your help. Thanks Sebastien for having…


Added by Doug Schmalzel on August 31, 2012 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Finally Started the Build

My wife and I took the 11hr car ride from Michigan to Mexico to attend the rudder building workshop and pick up the tail kit and also a tool kit. I have to say it was a great experience. The entire group from Zenith was more than helpful. Except maybe that engine guy :) (just a joke) great people and a great experience. We gained a lot of confidence in the build of the project after finishing our rudder. Now the wife and I are in the process of converting 1/2 of our family room into a…


Added by Doug Schmalzel on March 13, 2012 at 2:03pm — 6 Comments

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