- About the 701
- Subaru EA81
- Suzuki Spirit 5000
- 2 Stroke Notes
Other Good Stuff:
- Rib Forming
I started construction of my CH 701 by taking part in the Rudder Workshop at Flypass Ltd, near Kitchener, Ontario.
Flypass is the exclusive Canadian Distributor for Zenith Aircraft, and they run a weekend workshop on aircraft sheet metal work. I highly recommend that you consider taking part in the workshop if you're going to take up this madness.
In the two days that I attended the workshop I learned many tricks and tips that will help speed the building process. Things actually move along quite quickly. This picture shows my progress at the end of the first day; the rudder skeleton is complete and I'm well into drilling the rear skin.
There were about 6 people that attended the workshop. It was wonderful to spend time with people who are as interested in building as I am.
The thumbnails below show details of the rudder assembly. If you click on a thumbnail a larger image will open in a separate window.
This is how it will look once it is installed with the other tail components on the fuselage. I've got a long way to go before I reach this point in the project!