I think one of the difficult things about
building a Zenith kit is poor directions.
There's no order to the "manual" so you kind
of have to think about what order things
I was working on the top
window, but after watching the HomeBuilt
Help DVD, it looks like I might want to wait
until the front windshield is on. But I
can't put that on until the cage, panel,
firewall, and top skin are ready to install.
I can't install the cage until I remove
it and spray Corrosion X on the inside. And
in order to install the top skin, I need to
make the four L brackets that go under the
skin. I tried to do this a while ago when it
was all on the plane, but one person can't
do it because I can't hold the bracket under
the skin and at the same time be on the
outside to drill the holes through the skin.
To make the L brackets, I decided to
build the front of the plane 'off' of the
plane. So here you see the panel, firewall,
and top skin assembled.