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Building your Zenith CH701

A step by step video guide for builders of the popular Zenith CH701 aircraft kit.
Now faster build: More kit parts are now pre-drilled & pre-cut by CNC router

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Now – for the first time – a video that takes the frustration and anxiety out of a complex building process!  The instructor shows you step by step how to build by demonstrating and explaining!

Build FASTER – eliminate the time required to decode and understand the plans.
Any complex aircraft project requires hours of analysis to comprehend the drawings and blueprints before starting the build process.  Because this is a critical area upon which the whole project depends, much more time is spent in analysis than is ever originally budgeted.  This phase cannot be rushed!  The video greatly reduces this time by providing and demonstrating the sequence of events in the build process so you can spend your time actually building rather than analyzing plans.  Observe a well known phenomena associated with projects as large and complex as building an aircraft: when a stumbling block is encountered in the building process, and support is not conveniently available (maybe - on a weekend when you want to build!), progress is halted until suitable help has been obtained.  Aircraft projects are notorious for sitting partially completed all over the world – because of a ‘bump in the road’ – usually a procedure or assembly that is not clearly understood. Don't get bogged down. Watch the video to see how it is done.

Save MONEY – fewer errors in assembly means less parts are ruined.
Everyone makes mistakes when building… drilling in the wrong places.. parts cut or trimmed in the wrong way…  performing tasks that are out of sequence and having to take things apart and do them over….. parts get ruined or compromised… ‘extra’ drilled holes cannot be easily hidden. Everyone has to re-order a part or two (maybe more!) when a mistake is made in cutting, drilling, or bending.  This video will save more than its price by preventing the accidental destruction of expensive kit components by allowing you to watch the building before attempting it yourself.

Build a BETTER LOOKING plane – by watching!
Many of the cosmetic deficiencies in our pride and joy are the result of building errors. It is not hard to imagine that a near perfect job is practically impossible when we attempt a procedure for the very first time.  By watching some one else make the bend, drill the hole, cut the part – we have a much better chance of doing it right.  The result is a better looking, safer aircraft.  Learn from others’ mistakes and experience!

Make your building experience more ENJOYABLE –
Your investment in time is actually more important than the dollar value for the kit.  Building a plane takes a long time and much of this time can be a bit nerve racking - always wondering if  it is being done 'right'. Having to buy new components or starting over on an assembly that was performed in error is not a pleasant experience – but is typical.  By eliminating the guesswork throughout the build process, your time is a lot more enjoyable as you are eliminating so many ‘unknowns’ by watching someone else who has done it before.  Even scratch builders – those that are building from plans rather than the kit – can make their building experience smoother, faster and cheaper with this video as the basic need for guidance in sequencing the component assembly is still required.

Make use of the experience of those that have prior experience building this plane!
Yes, you can build the CH701 without this video. Many have done this quite successfully.  But what you gain by watching someone show you the steps and demonstrating the tricky procedures is savings in precious TIME, and elimination of the aggravation that comes with having to figure out pieces of a puzzle. Most people find other aspects of building more enjoyable than worrying about how to accurately interpret blueprints! 

This double set (2 DVDs) is a single volume in a series of videos being developed to cover the entire build process for the CH701 kit. FORWARD  FUSELAGE is meant to follow the building progress where the REAR FUSELAGE volume left off. You need to have completed the construction demonstrated in this previous volume as a prerequisite.   Click here for more information on this volume. Future DVDs in this series from HomebuiltHELP will continue the building process of the CH701 kit. Visit this website for future announcements on the availability of additional volumes for building instruction for the other major assemblies of the CH701 aircraft. (tail, wings, etc)

Note: This production is not associated or endorsed by Zenith Aircraft. It does not replace or supersede the documentation provided with the kit.  It is meant to be an aid in building the aircraft and its methods are presented only as a suggestion to builders.

This affordable double DVD video is approximately 4 hours in length .  The $40 price includes handling and first class postage. (International orders welcome, air mail postage included!)

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Demonstrating fabrication of parts

Clecos used prior to riveting

Layout of firewall

Technique for alignment of nose bearing

Assembly of cabin frame tubes

Gear strut fitting preparation

Alignment/rigging of firewall and cabin

Top/side skin installation


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