I’m editing a video on this, but I’m putting a Commodore on the passenger side of the cockpit. All in on the retro.
While the weather has been bad, I’ve been learning 6502/6510 Assembly code for this project. I think my first crack at the sprite for the Zenith side view is pretty okayish 😉
Got everything aligned via a laser measuring tape and some high tech tools like popsicle sticks
Then drilled out the brackets, thank god for those 14 inch flexible drill bits.
Next up is the brackets for the vertical tail and test fitting the whole tail. Progress!
Starting the alignment to permanently mount the stab
Didn’t take nearly enough pictures today so I will have to rectify that on the next trip to the hangar
Chipping away at the mountain
Somehow have not felt motivated even a little bit to work on the plane the last 8 weeks or so. I promised myself that this project would be something I wouldn’t feel guilty about, so just keeping everyone updated about it.
I’ve been doing a
lot of miles hiking so it’s not like I’m sitting on the couch. The Zenith project will resume when it resumes. Or maybe I’ll sell it. We’ll see.
There is a technical bulletin out on the horizontal stabilizer on the Cruzer.
Mine is still removable so the fix is fairly simple. After several frustrating attempts to get the parts from Zenith I just bought what I needed to do the fixes myself from Aircraft Spruce. (Arg).
Took off the tail…
Next is a hinge extension.
And then finally I need to make a skin doubler for the front. I bought a 4×4 sheet and will make it out of this. I needed and excuse to have a little scrap left over for some cover plates anyway.