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Through this kit project, undergraduate students from School of Aerospace Engineering are also encouraged to participate in the assembly task. This will enhance their skills and improve their understanding of aircraft structure and assembly. By undergoing hands on training under the guidance of experienced staff and trainers, its a great experience to be involved in constructing a new aircraft. The students were extremely happy and satisfied on the add on knowledge they could obtain in the process of this training.
Before the task, they were given a briefing about the Zenith CH 750 by Mr Lee, a EAA member. They are divided into groups and each group will be helped by staff.
Following are a few selected photos from their project website which chronicles the entire build process. There are many more photos of the build process:
Team leaders with the un-crated STOL CH 750 kit:
Starting with the rudder assembly:
Building the flaperons:
Building the wings:
Starting work on the fuselage assembly: Rear fuselage bottom:
Fuselage Cabin and Baggage Area:
Assembling the forward fuselage (cabin floor):
What a great opportunity for these future aerospace engineers! I'll bet many of them go on to learn to fly in the STOL CH 750.
EAA Malaysia (Chapter 1090) is very active in Malaysia, and has consulted the aerospace engineering school at the University of Malaysia about light aviation. Captain Siva, who flies airliners (for Malaysian Airlines) as well as his own personal STOL CH 701, has introduced sport aviation to many in Malaysia.