Mike Chapman
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  • Weatherford, TX
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CH750SD Fuselage

I'm having a blast building my CH 750 Super Duty! Time to get the next component kits!
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Other Zenith
Project Status
Less than half
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Private Pilot
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Picked up my CH750 Super Duty Tail and Fuselage kits in July, 2019. Waited until I could get my father to Texas (from Ohio) to start building.

Retired from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company / Former USAF pilot...T-37, T-38, B-52D, and B-52H.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 7:03pm on May 3, 2020, Keith Thomas said…

Just looked up your profile. as well as accepted your friend request. I am a former Lockheed employee, laid off in the '80's could never get back. I was an Engineering Research Technician in So Cal. My dad was the first retiree to hit 51 years of employment. I thought about the SD but it doesn't have the folding wing option, I can't afford a hangar so I need to be able to bring it home. I am trying to build it in my shop/garage but have to move my truck or trailer out and back in every night. I live about halfway between Parker County and Mineral Wells airports.

At 12:08am on April 26, 2020, James Cain said…
Hey Mike,

I don't know if you've put together the slats yet but if you have a copy of the IPL, can you forward it to me? My entire kit came without any instructions (aka IPL) and when I asked about it, I was sent a link to Zenith's Google Drive but there is some missing info and a lot of IPLs are not there. I attempted to build the slats from the drawings and blue prints but they turned out with some major wrinkles in the skin and I'm unhappy and will have to start over on them. Overall, I find the edrawings to be very helpful but sometimes the IPL gives little hints that the drawings leave out. I occasionally find some photos with build tips but these are rare and not in one easy to find place.

How's you build coming?


At 9:02pm on March 23, 2020, Rodger Rinker said…

Ok, thanks for your help Mike.  I'm in Canada, so makes it's a little hard getting stuff from the States with horrible exchange difference etc.  

Hope to keep in touch with the build....thanks again....Rodger

At 5:18pm on March 23, 2020, Rodger Rinker said…

Mike,  My name is Rodger Rinker...I'm up in Alberta, Canada.  I just received the 750 Super Duty kit & am ordering cleco's & miscellaneous things I may not have.  I wanted to save my bugging the factory for more important stuff I'm sure I'll be driving them crazy with.  Getting conflicting info. on this.  How many of which size clecos do you recommend I order for this Super Duty kit?  I think I'm up to speed on most other things, but is there something not obvious you recommend I include with my cleco order.  Probably go with Aircraft Spruce here in Canada.  Thanks for any help you may have.  How fanatical should I be as to trying to get a perfect flat table & what length?  Thanks Mike.....Rodger

At 9:52am on February 4, 2018, Bert Sparrow said…

Hi Mike - that's just me in an old F8.  Most of my USAF time was on the EC-135 (Old Airborne Command Post) and doing Space Operations.  I really like your proposed scheme!  Best of luck.



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