Darryl Legg
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ZODIAC XL
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Posted on August 11, 2013 at 1:23am 4 Comments

Well, after my first 5 hours flying my XL I can report that this is a fantastic aircraft. It flys hands off with minimal trim, I must have been very lucky setting up the rudder alignment as it tracks straight and true with no rudder input. The Jabiru engine has plenty of power and am working out what to set the adjustable prop at. Currently getting 105kts at 2900 RPM. Am getting a lot of wind noise through the canopy frame so will look at sealing that better. With only 5 hrs so far am…

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At 1:24am on August 9, 2015, Mirko said…

I have a friend who is a aeronautics engineer and we are trying to come up with a   solution, which I'll post when able. Enjoy the trip!

P.S Jabiru - does not recommend mounting any counter weight on the engine itself - you will need to mount this on the bottom half of cowling!

At 4:00am on August 8, 2015, Mirko said…

Hi Darryl. Interesting figures, very similar to mine. Bottom line we are both AFT heavy. Your C.G with little or none fuel with 2 occupants(approx. 85kg each) is at 466, which is very dangerous especially in a stall situation with no power. Please email me you phone details to mirko@bytecorp.com.au to discuss further if you wish. As I believe the Jabiru engine mount has been calculated incorrectly - too short. My details - see below;

Left wheel = 130.5

Right Wheel = 136.5

Nose  = 90.5

C.G  = 350.4

empty  =  358

Bye.

At 4:11pm on August 6, 2015, Mirko said…

Hello Darryl. Just curious on your W/B details? If yo can share these with me that would be great!

Great job with the aircraft!

Re: Mirko.

At 2:02pm on October 30, 2014, Stephen R. Smith said…

Hello Darryl,

9.5 hours.  Now that is a long non-stop flight.  With 53 gallons of fuel, throttled back you can make it half way across Australia.  Sounds like you love to explore in your 601, like I do.  I can spend hours looking out the window and taking pictures as I motor along.  Someday I would like to fly round Australia.  I need to rent a 601 and have someone show me around.

Steve

At 4:10pm on February 11, 2009, Chris Sinfield said…
Hey Darryl
when you going to update your web site? Do you know there is also a builder down in AS.. with a Zodiac XL?
CS
At 3:26pm on February 11, 2009, Eddie Seve said…
Hi Darryl,

You probably made the better choice rather than the Jabiru Australia FWF kit which leaves the builder with lots still to do...
I am looking forward to comparing some performance figures for different types of props on the Jab 3300.

You'll love the plane when you get it flying, climb/cruse performance with the Jab is really good.

Cheers
Eddie
At 2:20pm on February 10, 2009, Eddie Seve said…
Hi Darryl,

Thanks very much, and yes I have changed to a Carbon Fibre ground adjustable prop from Rob Petroni, as the prop supplied by Jabiru was too course in pitch and had me crusing at 120-125knots at 2700rpm. To slow down to a reasonable speed meant running the engine at 2400rpm which Jabiru do not recommend, and to slow down in rough air mean running the engine even slower.

One of the other big benefits is that the prop is much smoother and quiter in flight.

Running 2700rpm now gives me 110kots and somewhere between 18-20 litres per hour. I am still checking fuel comsuption at the moment as I am still playing around with the pitch.

Cheers
Eddie
At 3:49pm on February 8, 2009, Kevin Rudd said…
Hi Darryl
yes they seem quite sturdy the fuses are in line just undo the 4 screws and they come out the front with the wire but you can also buy them with breakers along side in a panel
cheers Kevin
At 8:41pm on February 7, 2009, Chris Sinfield said…
about time you joined up.. been away at work for a while??? now back to building
Chris..
 
 
 

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