For most of us, building an aircraft kit demands our focus on making sure everything
is assembled correctly
- as per the supplied plans and instructions. If we decide to make any changes along the way - they are are probably minor in scope and mostly undetectable at first glance.
For experienced builders, the factory supplied plans are
just a foundation for greater things to be created.
This week's Tip is an excellent example of observing one builder's accomplishment to this end:
taking a well established and familiar kit and modifying both its appearance and functional systems
. In particular, a Zenith CH701 kit built by Mark Phillips was transformed into a work of art. The workmanship, creativity, and many operating systems need to be observed to appreciate the result.
Not all of us should deviate from our plans, but this is an example of what can result with the proper skill and creativity. Hats off to Mark - as you will probably agree!