Rich M Ward
  • Lynbrook, NY
  • United States
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Newbie with big box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich M Ward Sep 1, 2016. 9 Replies

Okay. I'm going for it. Hooray! First snag. How do I safely get that big box from truck-bed level to ground level in my driveway? Continue


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Rotax 912iS
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Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
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Inside Building Project Manager (& Wizard Deluxe). All of my projects have to fit inside my building -- a 1 car garage.

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A good word well deserved

Posted on October 28, 2016 at 10:07pm 6 Comments

October 28, 2016.

   Now it can be told. On August 4, 2016, the $23,000 plywood crate containing my CH-750 kit arrived looking like this:

Crate on arrival.JPG Mis-weighed .jpg

   FedEx had “reweighed” the 877 pound crate as 415 pounds, and then loaded 450 pounds of freight on top of a box clearly marked FRAGILE in letters six inches high.  I didn’t take the end off this crate; this is…


August -- In the beginning...

Posted on August 21, 2016 at 9:55am 2 Comments

In August 1986, in tiny Stanley, Nova Scotia, I bought a ride around the patch in a 2-place canoe with wings. For 30 years, I studied "Low & Slow" -- the laws, the flaws, the struggles to make it grow. I watched it blossom and evolve, and blossom again. And after I retired, I made a decision, 'pulled the trigger', and bought a kit. In August 2016, a Zenith CH-750 STOL kit arrived outside my single car garage in suburban New York. And now, the journey begins. :-)

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At 7:54pm on October 30, 2016, Lee Engel said…

Hello Rich     My retirement time is at its best when I`m working on my 750!.    Lee 

At 1:36pm on September 1, 2016, Walt Snyder said…

Nice! And another place to land! There's quite a few of us now out west, give us a heads up if you travel out here and want to stop by.

At 7:20am on November 20, 2014, Cliff Stripling said…

Thanks for the friend request.  Glad to comply.  I am curious as to why.  Refresh me as to the reason on connection.  Cliff

At 7:31am on January 22, 2012, Brad d'Entremont said…

Welcome to the world of Zenairs and flying low and slow...great handling airplane and loads of fun.

At 2:21pm on January 21, 2012, Brian Unruh said…


I found building a 701 very rewarding and challenging. The past year flying her for about

80hrs has been one of the funnest times in my life. I really like the 750 and think it would

be a great airplane to build. I was trying to talk Scott into building one.

Zenith is a wonderful company and their support is incredible.They have always been there for help over the years.

I would go to the rudder build seminar at the factory to see if its for you and as a great way to start the adventure. I built my rudder at the factory for $300 and left it there. I ordered a complete kit and all the options 3 months later.

My 701 is everything I expected it to be flying. I have taken up about 25 people on rides and all have loved it. It is especially fun taking the doors off and flying. Come on out to the hangar one day and see for yourself.


At 5:19pm on July 4, 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 are their newest and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right here in Mexico, Mo., not far from them as well.
Take care and good luck,
Bill Carter
American Light Sport Aircrafters
Builder Assist & Assembly Center

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