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CH601XL'B' on Amphibious Floats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob McDonald Aug 21, 2010. 1 Reply

CH601/650 Upgrade Work Offered

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin Nixon Oct 4, 2013. 1 Reply

 

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CH601XL'B' on Amphibious Floats

I am seriously considering putting N107R on amphibious floats. I live in Florida and have many,many lakes and rivers. Good idea or not? Why?
Aug 21, 2010
A David NIxon posted a discussion

CH601/650 Upgrade Work Offered

I have an A&P Father and son team, looking for CH601/650 upgrade work in central Florida. They are just finishing up my CH601XL and can turn out a complete upgrade (less paint) in about two weeks. You have to supply the upgrade kit because it is sent out against your Serial Number. Call Joe Solomone at: 386-690-6455 if interested. They do excellent work.
Mar 1, 2010
A David NIxon is now a member of Zenith Aircraft Builders and Flyers
Mar 3, 2009
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2009 Annual Sun-N-Fun BBQ !!!!! at Sun-N-Fun campgrounds, same location as last year, map will be posted in booth.

April 23, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
2009Sun-N-Fun BBQ sign up, Please take the time to RSVP for this event . This will be for your ticket for the cooks to provide you with a great dinner . Plus this event is getting very large and I need an idea on how much food to buy so that we feed everyone and don't run out!Thanks cdngooseSun-N-Fun BBQ HistoryThis whole event started in November 2004 when I turned to David and Jon and said "Since were going to Sun-N-Fun, why don't we have a BBQ for other Zenith builders and flyers? " At that…See More
Mar 3, 2009

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ZODIAC CH 601
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COL USA Retired - Artillery
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Buil;t kit, installed all electronics my self (after EAA Electric 101) painted and flew off the hours myself.

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At 12:39am on May 10, 2011, John Funk said…

I am also looking for tips on installing push tubes instead of control cables.

Can you help?

At 10:17am on February 9, 2011, David J. Dormer said…

Sir:

It is my understanding that you are using push tubes for the control surfaces instead of control cables. If so, I am looking for information as to how to do the same.

 

CH(MAJ)David J. Dormer

Fort Eustis, Virginia

At 3:10pm on March 2, 2010, A David NIxon said…
Congrats on your upcoming flight. YES! I love my push control rods. and now that I have my upgrades just about complete and reading the latest from Zenith and FAA, I am very happy to have the pushrods. Let me kow how you like them.. Mine were a little heavy (but very positive) feeling.
Dave Nixon
At 11:14am on December 2, 2009, Shayne McDaniel said…
David: We are building a 650 and stalled waiting for upgrades. As long as we have to reopen the wings, we want to put push rods and counterweights in instead of aileron cables and would really like to see how you did it. The Waiex I built had push rods, so I am familiar with the installation and believe this is the way to go. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
Shayne McDaniel
pilotphyl@olemac.net
At 10:45am on November 20, 2009, GENE MAYO said…
HI DAVID I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEB WHERE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT FLYING TO NY, AND ABOUT THE PUSH RODS. I BELIEVE WHAT STEVE WESTON STATED. PUSH RODS ARE THE WAY TO GO. IF YOU COULD STAND ONE MORE REQUEST FOR INFOR. ON YOUR INSTALLATION I WOULD APPREC IT. I LIVE IN PANAMA CITY,FIRST FLIGHT WAS OCT 8TH. HAVE 10 HRS. DON'T LIKE THE CABLE AILERON.
THANKS GENE MAYO
601SX
MAYO_G@COMCAST.NET
At 3:00pm on September 30, 2009, Jeff Webb said…
Thanks Col, I would love to see the drawings and a picture if you have one.

cw4jasper@bellsouth.net

Happy Flying!
At 7:41am on September 27, 2009, Jeff Webb said…
Hello Col, I like the way you secure your wing lockers. I'm doing my first wing locker now and was curious what type of latch/lock you used. I found a pretty nice one from West Marine but the actual "catch" would have to be placed about and inch down inside the locker.

Thanks,
Jeff Webb
At 3:56pm on June 8, 2009, Gerald "Jerry" Duncan said…
David... Thanks, your help is very much appreciated... Jerry
At 12:11pm on June 8, 2009, Gerald "Jerry" Duncan said…
David... I believe that you stated (in a video) that you had discussed with Zenith and had installed aileron push/pull tubes instead of the standard cables. If you have any info or pictures of that installation I would really appreciate reviewing them... Thanks, Jerry Duncan (gfduncan@cox.net)
At 4:01pm on May 11, 2009, Alan Uhr said…
Thank you David,
Alan Uhr
FlyingGyros@TampaBay.rr.com
Thats because I used to fly Gyroplanes for about 20 years.
 
 
 

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