Attended October Rudder builder workshop

Took the plunge and went to the October Rudder builder workshop in Mexico Missouri. We had a great time and learned way more than I thought we would. Zenith really puts on an excellent program to get new builders started and comfortable with building and headed in the right direction. I can't recommend it enough if anybody hasn't been. We bought the Cruzer plans while we were down there and brought them home along with our completed rudder. Now just in the process of getting the workshop ready, purchasing tools and awaiting a tail kit. I'm a new builder in northern Wisconsin, low time private pilot and happy to be getting started.

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Comment by Kurt Satter on November 9, 2014 at 9:07am

I remember you guys ... I drove up from Wylie, TX.  After some research on logistics I took the plunge and ordered my 701 complete kit (with folding wing option) Oct. 29th.  Rather long lead time as mine won't be ready for ship/pick-up until 19 Jan.  I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.  I've been studying the plans and watching the videos from HomeBuiltHelp.com (great stuff ... I kept saying: "I can do that!").  Couldn't resist getting started ... I'm completing the slat jig today and already have a local builder (Ft. Worth) who wants to borrow it.  Good luck.

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