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Well, it's as good a time as any to start. The plans are still a blur but I should be able to get through the rudder. I'm scratch building but I can see where buying parts is a real advantage so I'm sure I'll be buying parts. Zenith prices are pretty cheap, all things considered.
Building the sheet metal brake
Anyhow, I need to build a brake. I'm a self employed plumber so I made some time today and drove to the steel supplier and bought some angle iron. According to the famous "Dave's sheet metal brake" that people use he used 3" x 1/4" angle iron. I decided to buy 2" instead. It seemed pretty darn beefy so I went with it.
My first expense
The price for 3 pieces 8 foot long, including tax, was $84.24. My service truck gets 5 MPG so I figured it cost me $20. So not including the cost of the new blueprints from Zenith I'm into this for $104.24.
Let the fun begin!