Dale K Doty
  • Fair Oaks, CA
  • United States
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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC CH 601, ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Purchased finished aircraft
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Continental O-200
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
None
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
B.S. Aerospace Engineering from Parks College of St. Louis Univ.
M.S. Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KMCC

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At 6:51pm on October 17, 2019, Edward J. Farmer said…

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.

Again, thanks for the note!

Ed

 
 
 

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