In 2006 our chapter had a goal to introduce youth to all phases of aviation. This would include experiencing flight as well as a hands on approach to building an airplane. We are now on our third project, a Zenith 750 Cruzer, that we started on in 2017.
This an all-metal two-seat cross-country cruiser that is designed and optimized as an economical cross-country cruiser for typical (airport) operations. It is built using the latest modern manufacturing (CNC) technology to offer matched-hole assembly throughout and pulled rivet assembly. The pulled rivet manufacturing makes it difficult for the youth to assemble incorrectly.
With youth doing a large percentage of the construction under close adult supervision we have been able to complete the fuselage, cabin, wings, and tail assembly.
Our challenge with this project is that the chapter is unable to own an airworthy (flying) aircraft due to insurance limitations. This aircraft is now for sale and we can complete it per your requirements or you can complete it at your location. Purchasing right now will allow you to choose paint, avionics, engine, interior colors, and more. We will continue to work on it and some of the above choices may already be made.