Online Community of Zenith Builders and Flyers
Thank you all, for the advise gathered from unselfish builders sharing their experiences to me. Discussions with my new fellow builders, to looking at photo's posted by other builder's I've never spoken with, has been awesome. The passion of aviation and building seems to be a timeless club full of diverse individual's. Experiencing the building & piloting of an aircraft, that oneself has mastered could not be enough. The sharing of knowledge, trials and tribulations along each one of our individual quests, makes this hobby/sport so much better than I thought it would be.
Zenith, thanks for creating a network of builders. This will be a key element for future success in the experimental aircraft industry.
Now, it's taken me considerable time to gather space, equipment and time (which I know many of past initial builders can agree on). My decision to plans build was assisted by earlier 640er's; once I realized I could fabricate a bending brake and view photo's of success by others, I decided to jump in. Even though there aren't as many 640er's as other Zenith/Zenair aircraft model builders (an initial concern/trepidation I experienced), there is just something about the 640 that has grabbed my attention. I hope others, after researching their options, choose to get into the experimental aircraft environment as well.