On Aug. 10th 2012, I made my first flight in N75ZX, a Zenith CH 750 I had started construction on 2 years and 9 months before. She has flown flawlessly straight & true from day one, requiring absolutely no changes in rigging. This was by far the most fulfilling personal sense of accomplishment I have ever had, and made all of the 1008 hours I had spent over the previous 2 years and 9 months building her well worth it. She was built from the kit Zenith sells which utilizes the CNC “match hole” technology. Though there is still a lot of work to do, this makes the process easy compared to laying out every hole yourself and it really speeds up the construction time.
It is powered by a Continental C-90 engine which I had completely rebuilt locally by Dan Martinez, a great guy I met via referral from other builders. Six months later I have over 150 hrs. on her, including a 3 day cross-country trip from Houston to Fayetteville AR I took back in November. Many thanks go out to Curtiss Shuetzberg who helped me install my engine and instruments, Danny Still who helped me paint her, James Cameron who designed the paint scheme, and the fine staff at Zenith Aircraft.
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