I can't thank Roger and the rest of the Zenith team for the support before during and now after completion of N318MH.
The plane performs fantastic, and I couldn't be any happier with my decision to build a Zenith.
I can say to anyone with the utmost of confidence that the folks at Zenith are “the real deal”. They're kind folks with a genuine interest in developing a product that they love, and it shows and has shown at every point of engagement from the first time I met the team 4yrs ago at Oshkosh while considering what to build, to the moment Roger helped me perform post flight inspections on Saturday evening when we put N318MH back in the hangar.

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Comment by Jimmy Young on February 14, 2011 at 4:02pm
Michael, Congratulations on the completion & successful flying. I really enjoyed this video. Well thought out and the music fit perfectly. I live near Houston, so we may meet up someday at a Saturday fly-in somewhere when I get mine done. Way to go!
Comment by Thomas R. Rogan on February 12, 2011 at 10:40am
Good for you
Comment by James Roberts on January 22, 2011 at 11:34am
Awesome stuff though Michael and thanks for the advice as I will be going the Jabi route...very jealous but inspired!
Comment by Alex Roca on January 20, 2011 at 11:40pm
Congratulations my friend.... Hope to get to fly in formation one of these days
Comment by Michael Herder on January 19, 2011 at 8:25am
Good eye James.  I was wondering if anyone would catch that.  I'd like to say that it was some special effects I added in there, but the truth is....  While preparing for the first flight I was practicing in a sport cruiser, which floats forever when in ground effect if you have even the slightest bit of power still in (much like the HD).  I became accustomed to pulling back on the throttle pretty hard.  On my first flight, even though the idle was set correctly, my adreneline must have been pumping because I pulled back enough to flext the throttle stop a little bit.  I've since added a stop collar to make sure I don't do that again.  Take note folks who are using the Jab and dual throttle!  I put my collar at the back of the panel, but it seems like it could be added at the carb as well.
Comment by James Roberts on January 18, 2011 at 10:28pm
Congratulations Mike, I always enjoy seeing people complete their dreams...am I being short sighted or was the prop stationery on the runway?
Comment by Carlos Sa on January 18, 2011 at 11:40am

Mike, congratulations! Well done!



Comment by Sebastien Heintz on January 18, 2011 at 8:54am
Comment by Dave Gardea on January 18, 2011 at 8:10am
Michael, congratulations!! I thoroughly enjoyed your video this morning. Very nice production and beautiful aircraft! Thanks for posting as this is the incentive I need to get through these cold days out at the hangar. //Dave
Comment by Jerry Latimer on January 17, 2011 at 9:17pm


Nice video.


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