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Deons CH 750 Project (Was Conrads)

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:45 am

Started this thread on Avcom, but as most of my flying mates are on Microlighters, decided to move it here. :roll:

After thinking about building my own aircraft for the past 5 years, I have finally taken the plunge and decided on a Zenith CH 750. I purchased the kit from Phil @ Bundu Aviation and started construction on the 08 Feb 2011. I have taken photos using my Blackberry, so the quality isn't the best (since all my building is done at night).
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:59 am

After finding all the bits - started the stabilizer.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:01 pm

Stabilizer cleco'd together.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:04 pm

Strip cleco's, debur, scour, clean, degrease, prime, re-cleco - yup all that. :? :?
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 pm

Stabilizer skeleton finished.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:09 pm

Starting to strap on the skin.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:10 pm

Strapping.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby nicow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:11 pm

That's nice-enjoy,& keep on posting your progress.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:12 pm

Finished strapping, now to cleco, drill to final size, re-cleco, strip and prime.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:14 pm

Ta da - stabilizer finished. I will start hunting for all the elevator bits tonight... (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^)
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby LenM » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:44 pm

Love the pics, please keep posting them!
How have you found the kit and build so far? I believe the Zenith kits are all encompassing and 'relatively easy' to assemble?
Have you built another aerie before this one?!
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, hope you'll still be flying the Challenger.. :wink:
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby Rave » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:15 am

Well done Conrad,

did you get the "most of aircraft from 0.025 instead of 0.020 thickness material. Special order for materials upgrade" kit from Philip? Was seriously looking at this kit a while back and when I saw it was sold was very :(

good luck, will be following your build! (^^)

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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:22 pm

Nope, the only extras I got was the tundra tyres and long range fuel tanks. The 0.2 skin is fine, once you have riveted it onto the skeleton, its pretty strong. I am also priming the whole inside shell, so I don't want the extra weight. I must say the kit goes together very well, everything lines up and fits.
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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby Oupa-G » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:03 pm

Lekker to see this project

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Re: Conrads CH 750 Project

Postby cross_wind » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:40 pm

LenM wrote:Love the pics, please keep posting them!
How have you found the kit and build so far? I believe the Zenith kits are all encompassing and 'relatively easy' to assemble?
Have you built another aerie before this one?!
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, hope you'll still be flying the Challenger.. :wink:
The kit is great and I am enjoying the build. You kind of get into a rhythm and before you know, 4 hours have passed (thats how long I spend each evening building). I have had some head scratching moments (having one at the moment), but a bit of internet research and bugging Phil Cronje and you are back on your way. This is my first kit, but I used to build model airplanes before this. I guess if you are comfortable reading plans and relatively handy, anyone can do it. I have to stop myself every now and then as mistakes are easy to make. Measure, measure, check, cleco, measure and then drill. I will have to sell my Challenger to pay for the engine and instruments, but that is a few months away. :( :(
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