The last couple of weeks have been quite productive on the 750. Lets start with our engine. Many of you reading this may recall the little Cessna 150 that EAA used over 20 years ago to develop the auto fuel STC. Well, with the EAA museum committee approval and support, as well as a big thumbs up from Paul Poberezny, we were able to secure that very engine from the C150 to go on the CH750. Last week, the crew at the EAA Weeks hangar ran the engine for the first time in 20 years, and it ran flawlessly!
The O-200 will come off the C150 in the coming weeks, and the C150 will go back in to the museum collection with a case and propeller up front. The Zenith 750 will carry the legacy of the 150 with the paint scheme being applied to the 750…an idea that Paul and museum committee love and fully support.
Also in the last couple of weeks the fuselage/landing gear work has continued, and we closed up the left wing.
Moving ahead to the work session last night, the small crew made big progress! Tim Hoversten, Jen Bowen, and I worked on running conduit and riveting the right wing, while Matt Smith and Tracy worked on the rudder and brake pedals.
After the main wing panels where riveted, most of the crew came over to help wrap the leading edge skins around the wing in order to rivet them closed.