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Mark Pensenstadler's Cruzer Builder Log
 

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Tail Pieces...
 
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October 2015

Prepared Workshop (Garage)

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October 28, 2015

Picked up kit at Zenith factory!

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Unpacked Crate

           
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Started Rudder

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Worked on Horizontal Stab while waiting for drill bits for rudder.

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Elevators

           
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Elevators/Trim Tab.

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Finished all parts for elevator. Primed some pieces.

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Primed elev skin

           
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Rudder tip

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Elevator trailing edge?

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Getting ready to rivet/trim mod

           
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Rivet rudder frame

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Riveted the rudder and elevator

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Vert stab and horiz stab

           
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Horiz stab and plastic tips

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Riveted horiz stab!

 Zenith 750 Cruzer All further "Tail Pieces" will start on the March 11, 2017 page under the Fuselage section.

 

Wings...
 
November 24, 2015

Scuffed and primed left spar

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Spar and ribs

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Rear spar work

           
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Wing skins

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More issues with holes not lining up

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Leading edge skins.

           
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Splice strip

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Finished top skin.

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Wingtips, bracket, access plate.

           
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Spar extension/skin and strut attach.

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Disassembled wing to prime.

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Prepped more parts for primer.

           
January 10, 2016

Primed more wing parts.

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Primed the R spar.

January 15, 2016

Wing skin prep for priming.

           
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Main spar hole. Spar extension.

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Started R wing riveting.

Zenith Cruzer January 22, 2016

R wing clecoed and ready to rivet.

           
Zenith Cruzer January 23, 2016

LEFT WING RIVETING!!

Zenith Cruzer January 24, 2016

Started R wing.

Zenith Cruzer February 1, 2016

Deburring left wing parts.

           
Zenith Cruzer February 2, 2016

Right wing strut attachment.

Zenith Cruzer February 3, 2016

Scuffing and Priming.

Zenith Cruzer February 4, 2016

Ribs are primed!

           
Zenith Cruzer February 5, 2016

Nutplates and priming.

Zenith Cruzer February 10, 2016

Holes drilled, skin primed.

Zenith Cruzer February 11, 2016

Pitot tube.

           
Zenith Cruzer February 13, 2016

Riveting left wing.

Zenith Cruzer February 14, 2016

Fuel tank install.

Zenith Cruzer February 19, 2016

Fuel line and fuel cap.

           
Zenith Cruzer February 20, 2016

Fuel lines.

Zenith Cruzer February 22, 2016

Fuel lines (R wing) and more brackets.

Zenith Cruzer February 23, 2016

Pitot/Static lines.

           
Zenith Cruzer February 24, 2016

Wing access plate and more...

Zenith Cruzer February 25, 2016

Closing up left wing.

Zenith Cruzer February 26, 2016

Wire and trailing edge.

           
Zenith Cruzer March 5, 2016

Left wing root end.

Zenith Cruzer March 6, 2016

Root stiffener, ground strap, wingtip

Zenith Cruzer March 7, 2016

Left wingtip done. NAV lights.

           
January 30, 2017

Wing leading edge recog light.

Zenith 750 Cruzer June 21, 2017

Recog light.

   

 
Fuselage...
 
Zenith Cruzer March 14, 2016

Fuselage bottom

Zenith Cruzer March 15, 2016

Fuselage left side

Zenith Cruzer March 23, 2016

Side skin primed and riveted.

           
March 25, 2016

Bottom skin done. R side started.

Zenith Cruzer March 26, 2016

R side skin, bottom skin.

Zenith Cruzer March 27, 2016

Finished bottom skin, started top.

           
Zenith Cruzer April 8, 2016

Finished R wing, joined fuse sides.

Zenith Cruzer April 9, 2016

Rear fuse work

Zenith Cruzer April 11, 2016

Comm antenna stiffener plate.

           
Zenith Cruzer April 12, 2016

Small baggage brackets...

April 17, 2016

Top skin, elev wire tabs.

Zenith Cruzer April 20, 2016

Control system and others stuff.

           
Zenith Cruzer April 27, 2016

Forward fuselage.

Zenith Cruzer April 30, 2016

Firewall.

Zenith Cruzer May 4, 2016

Controls.

           
Zenith Cruzer May 8, 2015

Brake pedals and fwd fuse.

Zenith Cruzer May 10, 2016

Seat pans/fwd fuse.

Zenith Cruzer May 11, 2016

Fixing Zenith's poor design...

           
Zenith Cruzer May 17, 2016

-Various fuse stuff
-Custom inspection window
-Gear weldment

Zenith Cruzer May 18, 2016

Left side gear bracket/seat pan

Zenith Cruzer May 19, 2016

Finished lnd gear brackets and other L angles.

           
Zenith Cruzer May 20, 2016

Steel fuselage cage!!

Zenith Cruzer May 21, 2016

Pancake breakfast/fwd fuselage

Zenith Cruzer May 22, 2016

More fwd fuse...

           
Zenith Cruzer August 22, 2016

Back to building!

Zenith Cruzer August 30, 2016

Center console/eng. mount

Zenith Cruzer September 16, 2016

Horizontal Stab.

           
Zenith Cruzer September 21, 2016

Lng gear supports/ribs

Zenith Cruzer October 12, 2016

Massive Update...

Zenith Cruzer October 13, 2016

Top skin L angles.

           
Zenith Cruzer November 5, 2106

Fuse is on the gear!

Zenith Cruzer November 8, 2016

Torque Tube Installed Finally! Plus other stuff...

Zenith Cruzer November 15, 2016

Brake lines. Parking brake.

           
November 15, 2016 Part II

More parking brake.

November 17, 2016

Nose gear, torque tube, anti-slip.

Zenith Cruzer November 18, 2016

Aft fuse access covers.

           
Zenith Cruzer November 19, 2016

Controls.

Zenith Cruzer November 25, 2016

odds and ends...

Zenith Cruzer November 26, 2016

Panel planning. Stab tips.

           
Zenith Cruzer November 27, 2016

Panel planning.

Zenith 750 Cruzer December 1, 2016

ELT Mounting.

Zenith 750 Cruzer December 24, 2016

Transponder mounting.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer December 27, 2016

Elevator cables.

Zenith 750 Cruzer December 28, 2016

Re-mounted top pulley.

Zenith 750 Cruzer December 29, 2016

Rudder cables and ELT antenna

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer January 20, 2017

Fuel valve/wing recog light.

January 25, 2017

Parking brake install.

(video Link)

Zenith 750 Cruzer January 26, 2017

Trim tab rear fuse.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer January 29, 2017

Brake line/fuselage exit

(video link)

Zenith 750 Cruzer January 31, 2017

Fuel Lines!!

Zenith 750 Cruzer February 1, 2017

Baggage area access holes.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer February 6, 2017

Interior pieces.

Zenith 750 Cruzer February 15, 2017

Fuel Fittings.

Zenith 750 Cruzer February 21, 2017

Inside fuselage work. Ready for paint!

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer February 22, 2017

Masking for interior paint.

Zenith 750 Cruzer February 23, 2017

Primed inside fuselage.

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 4, 2017

Interior painted.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer March 11, 2017

Matched-hole Vertical Stab

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 12, 2017

Vert stab primed and installed

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 13, 2017

Stab and rudder complete.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer March 14, 2017

Vert stab mounts.

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 20, 2017

Grey carpet and ENGINE DELIVERY!

(see eng install section below)

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 29, 2017

Lower Vert Stab

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer April 6, 2017

Aft fuse parts / battery / tail fin

Zenith 750 Cruzer April 11, 2017

Various airframe odds-n-ends

Zenith 750 Cruzer April 19, 2017

iPad Mount in Panel.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer April 20, 2017

Fiberglass fairing work.

Zenith 750 Cruzer April 21, 2017

Fairing work/engine probes.

Zenith 750 Cruzer April 22, 2017

Fairing ready to fiberglass.

           
Xenith 750 Cruzer May 11, 2017

Received a big shipment from Dynon!

Zenith750 Cruzer May 12, 2017

Mounting Dynon boxes.

May 20, 2017

Wiring. Ground Buss. Center console. GPS antenna.

           
May 21, 2017

Wiring/panel

 
Zenith 750 Cruzer May 30, 2017

Tail fairing!

Zenith 750 Cruzer May 31, 2017

Wiring

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer June 1, 2017

Fairing is made.

June 1, 2017 cont.

Fairing is comlpete.

Zenith 750 Cruzer June 20, 2017

Various updates.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer June 30, 2017

Baffles/muffler

July 1, 2017 Zenith 750 Cruzer July 9, 2017

Carpet.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer July 19, 2017

Headset jacks, gap seals

       

 

Engine Install...
 
Zenith 750 Cruzer March 21, 2017

Dual fuel pumps. Battery tray.

 

March 22, 2017

HUNG THE ENGINE!!!

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 23, 2017

Solenoid, fuel filter.

 

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer March 23, 2017 Part II

Mounting the fuel filter.

Zenith 750 Cruzer March 28, 2017

FWF Stuff...

Zenith 750 Cruzer April 10, 2017

Started engine wiring.

           
Zenith 750 Cruzer April 13, 2017

Battery box.

Zenith 750 Cruzer May 5, 2017

Engine wiring/fuel/oil lines

   

 

Landing Gear...
 
August 22, 2016 September 15, 2016

Nose Gear

 

Zenith Cruzer October 16, 2016

Main gear/nose gear

 

Zenith Cruzer October 27, 2016

Gear slots.

 

           
December 11, 2016

Nose Gear Photos