This week's Tip shows how a Zenith Aircraft Cruzer tail fin is constructed from scratch - raw materials - not from the components of a kit. Builder Chris Boultinghouse has provided our readers with a behind the scene view of how he approached the challenge of creating this part using his creativity and skill. One example of this creativity is demonstrated by the method he used to form the leading edge bend in the skin - utilizing a shop vac and bagging technique.
The best way to learn the skills and methods of a scratch builder is to watch and listen to them explain their thought processes as they tackle a particular challenge of the build. We have a unique opportunity in this short video slide show from Chris in this regard that chronicles his tail fin build. Watch, learn, and become inspired to take up the challenge!