David Griggs
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  • Rochester, MN
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Dec 8, 2022
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First flight this morning!

First flight this morning! Climbed to 5,000 feet, EAA test card 2. Flew straight and level hands off.
Jun 25, 2020
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Airworthiness Inspection: STOL CH 750

June 18, 2020: Airworthiness inspection complete. Next step, first flight and testing. 3000cc Corvair sounds great!
Jun 24, 2020
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Fuel Flow Test: STOL CH 750

Mains on 5 inch blocks, tail on ground for the fuel flow test
Jun 25, 2019
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Fuel Flow Test: STOL CH 750

Mains on 5 inch blocks, tail on ground for the fuel flow test
Jun 24, 2019
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STOL CH 750: Final assembly

No big pieces left
May 3, 2019
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Land Surveyor, retired from MNDOT
Long time EAA member
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 1:14pm on November 30, 2018, John Edwards said…

Thanks David for the comment!

At 9:34am on November 30, 2018, Travis Griggs said…

Wow...super exciting that you'll likely be flying your plane in the spring!

I'm certain I will spend a fair amount of time sitting in the cockpit dreaming about the day I get things completed.


At 5:32pm on November 29, 2018, Travis Griggs said…

My cousin has done a fair bit of research on our ancestry.  I'll ping him with your information, and see if he's mad any connections.

I took this project over--I'm the third builder on this particular plane.  The tail, gear, and fuselage are fairly complete.  I've just begun the controls, and will need to get the wing kit soon.  I'm sure the controls will take me longer than they should, but this is my first build, so I'm learning the best way to do stuff, and taking my time to do it.  If I could do it again, I would start from the beginning, but the kit in its current state was given to me, so I will not complain.

How is your build coming along?


At 9:37am on November 28, 2018, Travis Griggs said…

Hilarious!  My dad's name is David, so when I saw your comment, I thought how the heck did my dad--non-pilot/builder--find me on this forum?  We don't know a ton about our family, but my grandfathers family came from Iowa originally, so it's possible we are related in some way.


At 7:53am on May 6, 2012, Stu Eickelberg said…

I will stop this pm if that is OK..such a nice day to work on things inside! Stu

At 4:06pm on March 7, 2011, Bill Carter said…



Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with your project.

If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We like to have visitors here and we are right here in Mexico, Mo. just a couple of miles from them.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

American Light Sport Aircrafters Builder Assist & Assembly Center


At 3:32pm on March 7, 2011, Jesse Hartman said…
Hey there David.  Im from minneapolis and building the same plane.  let me know if I can help with anything.  Jesse

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