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About a year ago, after spending time investigating a number of options for kit aircraft, I decided to get the rudder kit from Zenith via the UK (South) agent Gary Johnson. It took me a long time to build the rudder through being busy with work and other interests, and having to acquire tools along the way. Recently I got to the stage of having the rudder completed and primed except for riveting the skins on; I took it to Gary, in his capacity as Inspector for the Light Aircraft Association in the UK (equivalent to Tech Counsellor in EAA), who said I'd done a decent job of it, ok to rivet - great news!
So I ordered the plans set, and the tail kit and slats and flaperons kit. Unfortunately whilst purchasing the part-kits is a great way of spreading the costs, shipping over to the UK adds a huge cost to this way of building, so I've realised that when I get these sub-assemblies done, I would be well-advised to buy everything else in one go (except the engine), so I guess I'd better start saving!
Having received the plans now, with my official builder number as a CH750 STOL builder, it feels good to be official, and I now can't wait to get started on the tail as soon as it arrives.