I was offered a chance to be part of a 3 man (sometimes 4) team conducting a CAN-ZAC Power Build program. The kit owner Angus Watt from Ottawa started with Mark Townsend building from a 6ft X 6ft X 12ft crate Friday, and I joined them on Monday afternoon. Neither Angus or myself had any previous kit building experience... but we were closely supervised by Mark Townsend of Can-Zac in his Kitchener hangar. The working day starts at 8AM (or earlier if you can't sleep) and generally goes hard until 8PM...or later if you can't stop! At the start of "Build Day 3" Mark announced I was being given the day-off for good behaviour... to build my very own CH750 rudder "SURPRISE" .... my CH750 kit is not scheduled to arrive until next week, but Mark had arranged to have a CH750 rudder kit available for me to build. The CH750 fuselage in the picture is Angus Watt's from Ottawa, he was kind enough to let me practice build on his CH750 (just kidding Angus ;>) The kit was terrific fun to build... and Mark is an excellent tutor & mentor in the art of aircraft construction. The Can-Zac Power Build 2 week program takes the build to the airfield in record time... its for pilots who need to build because they feel the need to fly! After week one the all flying surfaces are done, wired & plumbed, ready for the pre-cover inspection, and the fuselage assembled sitting on its wheels. Week 2 is for engine installation, control cables and assembly of the airframe as a complete unit. The next week is for a trip to the paint shop if you so desire, then the aircraft is dis-assembled and trailered
(covered) to your home for the builder to install the dash, avionics, interior. My kit construction starts November 17th... until then my wife has a big job ahead of her... wiping a great big silly grin off my face!