to my Hobby Page! As you will see, I am
quite enthusiast about my hobby. In 1998, after discussing with my family, seeing a project (a Bush Caddy) and meeting some local builders,
I decided to go ahead and build my own aircraft! The one I chose is
a Zenair Zodiac
CH601-HD that I started to build in March 1999 and completed in June 2004. While my
initial intention was to buy a kit, I was quickly convinced that building
from plans is doable.
I did work a little bit
with my hands before; mainly for renovation projects at home.
But I had no experience working with metal and much less working
with the tolerances needed for an airplane. My initial
difficulties were often related with figuring out was good and
what was not (what is a scratch, for example). I also
had to rebuild several parts. However, as I progressed, it
became much easier and I became more efficient.
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Acknowledgments: While I've done most of the "hands
on" work myself, I have to acknowledge
the support, help, advises and patience of so many people. C-GZGQ's
existence is possible in big part because of this great network of
friendly, talented and supportive individuals (click here).
Venture 2005 pictures (Oct 2005). Added a little picture
album (Oct 2005). Flying
Zodiac (July 2004). C-GZGQ
had its First flight on June 25th 2004, then received
Special Certificate of Airworthiness on September 8th,
Learn about my other hobby here.
The author of this page is not
affiliated with Zenith Aircraft, any of it's officers,
affiliates, vendors, or customers in any shape manner or
form what-so-ever. In fact the author is only an amateur
and certainly not professional nor an expert in any way.
This web site is intended as an album to
bring back good memories when the project is done. It is
also there for the enjoyment an motivation of people visiting
this site. The use of any
information contained herein is purely at your own risk.
My only advise is to follow the
plans, apply revisions specified by Zenith Aircraft Inc or
Zenair and call the supplier of the kit or plan for any
question or desired modification.
Oh! thinking about
it... The text on this web site has been written mostly late
at night.... and it has not been reviewed or edited. If
you see gross grammar or spelling mistakes, enjoy the
situation and have a good laugh at me. Or, if you want
to be good for me, please send me an e-mail
and I will apply the needed correction(s).