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Posted on December 15, 2020 at 2:14pm 6 Comments 9 Likes
Bought my kit in 2008 or 2009, but never built it. 11 years later, two moves, a broken back, a broken rib, four surgeries and another soon to come, we now live in an airpark and my hangar is finally going up. Of course, if I had a trophy case, it would be full of gold medals for procrastination, but we can overlook that for now. Should be building fairly soon if my medical status allows. My wife says after all we've gone through to get here, she'll kill me if I don't build this plane. So…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2020 at 9:56pm 4 Comments 0 Likes
I wish Zenith allowed you to create your own model number on this site instead of using a drop down list. I got my 750 STOL kit before they introduced the Cruzer, which kind of met my needs and desires better than the STOL. Unfortunately there's no way to convert one to another, and I can't afford to buy another kit. I am making changes to 'Cruzer-ize' my plane, mainly not installing the leading edge slats. I may consider other things like wheel pants as well, but I haven't really decided…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2009 at 3:07pm 2 Comments 0 Likes
Good on you mate it took me 14 years to finish my 601 work over seas so can only play when I am home + I am 6ft 7 so can not fit in a 701. Hope your back is getting better and your wife is with you all the way I also live in a hanger
It doesn't matter that you responded so late anyway, since I haven't made any progress on an autopilot for my plane. I still follow the forum on a daily basis even though I completed my plane in 2012.
I'm sorry to hear about your broken back, and glad to see you back here. I still follow the forum, and have made several changes to my plane since I finished it. I've copied several mods posted by John Austin.
I still want to do the autopilot install on my plane but that may be something I consider next spring. Just this past week there have been new posts on the autopilot. Right now I'm still waiting for a Navworx ADS-B unit which I paid for last year, and hopefully will finally get sometime near the end of September.
I just noticed your were Computer Systems Engineer.....I got computer training in Navy and got out just short of 10 years. Repaired computers, worked for Control Data, Cray Research, and Silicon Graphics before retiring.
Hope to see you posting now that you're back into it. Good luck on keeping the wife happy.
vicksburg has not closed yet....3,000 of the 5,000 feet from the south end was covered last i checked.
Now that I have my plans I can't wait to get started. I won't be able to start any real assemely till after my house addition is complete as agreed with the boss but I do hope to start fabricating ribs and other parts and set them aside till later. Not real excited about the fuse plans. Very confusing. I obviously need to spen a lot of time studying them before I start on the fuse. I can always by a fuse kit if I have to. I plan to price the parts I will definitely need to buy a nd compare that to the a complete fuse kit and see just how valuable the kit will be. The wings and tail feathers look fairly straight forward. Any chance you will be able to start on yours soon?
Joe Begany, Elyria, OH