This video shows the amateur building of a Zenair CH650 Ei kit aircraft, from the crate to the first flight.

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Comment by Thomas Jackson on January 30, 2014 at 6:12pm

C'est magnificent!

Comment by Chris Barker on January 29, 2014 at 6:45pm

Great Video and music. a job well done. thanks for sharing. I will be checking out your blog, may pick up sum tips to help with my CH650B build. Thanks again.

Comment by Vincent Demers on January 29, 2014 at 2:55pm

Thanks for the input!

I guess he's so used to being in the right seat that it feels weird for him to sit in the left one. :)

Comment by Didier VOINCHET on January 29, 2014 at 2:38pm

I guys,

Thanks for all your comments ... good to hear ...

@ Vincent, those pics were taken during the first flight were my instructor was flying, that's why he is flying from the right seat ... as far as I am concerned, I fly on the left seat.

@ Don, even though I can agree with your comment on the pics rate, I feel sorry that you don't appreciate the music ... this music is just great ! No way I would make such a video with no music ...

@ Curtiss, this black stuff was actually provided by ICP together with the kit, it is a water-based tar stuff

@ Mike & Jay, thanks for your nice comments

@ Gordon, thanks a lot four your comment as well, and enjoy your building to come ... my blog ( will hopefully bring you much more info that the video itself.


Comment by Gordon Van Alstyne on January 29, 2014 at 11:45am

Ignore the negative opinions; some people don't like some things. (Shrug?!?)  I've done a few videos over the years, some kinda like yours, and you did a great job.  Good sync between the music and the photos, the music was not over the top and the photos were well chosen and presented. I'm impressed. Oh, and your plane looks good, too.

I'll also be looking at your video in great detail for tips on building my CH-650B. (The first rivet will probably be pulled sometime in February.)

Comment by Curtis Eggen on January 29, 2014 at 11:24am

Nice video. Thanks for sharing your hard work with us! I've seen primer in shades of green, yellow, and grey, but never black material applied in this manner. If you'll pardon a newbie a stupid question: what is the black stuff?

Comment by Mike Chekal on January 29, 2014 at 10:28am

Nice job. I think the rate of pics was fine and matched the tempo of the music. Non-builders would quickly get bored of a slower rate. For those of us builders that may want to looks more closely at particular pictures, we can pause the video. For people that dont like the music, they can turn it down. Ignore the criticism - nice job!

Comment by Jay Meinen on January 29, 2014 at 10:01am
That's cool!! Congrats!!
Comment by Don Forwood on January 29, 2014 at 9:57am

Interesting video. Photo cycle rate too fast, and noise/music was distracting, loud, and not necessary. 

Comment by Vincent Demers on January 29, 2014 at 9:14am

Very nice job!!

Just curious, are you flying from the right seat?

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