Tom Simard's Zenith 750, N751TJ, phase 1, flight #11. Take off, inflight auto pilot testing and power, air speed, climb & descend testing, etc. Filmed using Garmin VIRB.

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Comment by Bryan Walstrom on December 31, 2014 at 11:19pm
Duh. I have sat in this plane! It just occurred to me (second time watching). This is my first ever Zenith up-close experience. Thank you for that Tom! Been meaning to check back to see how it was progressing. Nice looking plane he has. Very much attention to detail. Also love his hangar and personal private airport!
Comment by John Austin on December 31, 2014 at 9:20am

Yes, Tom and I are both devotees of the "dual stick cult," a strange and mysterious group that are immune to "Y stick fever!" Ha!  Of course, the real reason for dual sticks is that it doesn't obscure the action cam's view of the instrument panel!  :>)

Comment by Bryan Walstrom on December 31, 2014 at 9:02am
I personally am Thankful for the videos that Zenith shows, and at the same time I must say EXCELLENT video here! Very few I have seen with the traditional control stick. Thank you very much for sharing this with your fellow builders. PLEASE MAKE MORE! :-)
Comment by John Austin on December 30, 2014 at 8:36pm

Yes, it was made with a Garmin VIRB. Tom also said he used a filter that eliminates most of the stop-action prop effect that is so annoying in action cam videos!

Comment by Michael Chesney on December 30, 2014 at 7:21pm
I agree, great video! With the GPS overlay I'm guessing he was using the garmin Virb. It looks like he has the rudder issue I've seen some posts on also.
Comment by Mark Maltais on December 30, 2014 at 7:10pm
This is a GREAT video. Better IMHO than the ones Zen makes! LOL. Nice to have a video without an annoying soundtrack and the placement of his camera was excellent. It really showcases the view in the STOL! His cruise speed seems pretty slow though... What model of GoPro (I'm assuming that's what it is?) is he using? Thanks for sharing! :D
Comment by John Austin on December 30, 2014 at 11:39am

Tom asked me to share this video with Zenith.aero!

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