Hello,I just want to share a recent experience with my 2007 O-200 A82 engine. While flying in the pattern at my home airport (KMCC) it started running rough with somewhat reduced power. We immediately landed and taxied back to the hangar. We pulled the top spark plugs and did a quick compression test and found that the #3 cylinder had no compression. I had an A&P look at it and he found that the #3 cylinder had two intake valve rocker arms instead of one intake and one exhaust and the…See More
"Dale. This is a response to your question about training in the 601 XL. I went to Carson City, KCXP for transition training in 2015. Hope they will be able to help you.
"Hi Dale, thanks for your note. I don't normally do social media so I will no doubt be clunky at it. Not long after buying my 601 kit Zenith came out with the modification that turned my 50% kit into a -50% kit, and coupled with the…"
Hi Dale, thanks for your note. I don't normally do social media so I will no doubt be clunky at it. Not long after buying my 601 kit Zenith came out with the modification that turned my 50% kit into a -50% kit, and coupled with the onset of congestive heart failure I lost my medical certificate and most of my energy for kit building. In fact, I'd love to find someone who wants this kit. It has a Jabiru 3300 engine. I have a commercial, instrument, multi engine, glider certificate but no medical. That limits me to gliders but I have problems with altitude which is limiting. The short story is, due to all this I haven;t flown anything in over ten years. I have a couple of hours in two different 601s and both seemed to fly well and as expected which was a big part of why I picked the kit. I have about 2000 hours of mostly business flying and a couple-hundred in gliders and found the 601 to be comfortable -- as a pilot friend said, "flys just like an airplane". As I recall, the sink rate was a bit more than someone used to GA trainers might expect but not alarmingly so. I'm 74 and retired now and think about owning a glider every now and then. I miss flying, it was a big part of my life. Over the years I owned a Cessna 140, part of a V35B, a Mooney 201, and a Starduster. Additionally, I flew a lot of FBO rentals. If there's anything I can do help you please feel free to ask.
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