David Krakowsky
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  • Boynton Beach, FL
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Zenith-Corvair Engine Install Manual for Postage!

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Krakowsky Jan 9. 5 Replies

I have the William Wynne Corvair install manual, 127 pages, excellent condition.Its for 601-650-750 modelsAll I want is $10.00 postage.First one that contacts me gets it.I will send payment…Continue

Posting photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Krakowsky Dec 20, 2019. 2 Replies

I’m trying to post photos of my new interiordoesn’t seem to workcan anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?Dave601XPContinue

Xmas present

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Welch Dec 22, 2019. 4 Replies

Purchased a Xmas gift to 601XPNew interior from Robert Lemke in GermanyFive month long waiting list!Continue

0-200 Oil Leaks

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Krakowsky Dec 21, 2019. 2 Replies

update to my chasing down my oil leak on my 0-200starter replaced, leaking oil seal, replaced a pair of pushrod tube sealswith improved versions from Real Gaskets in cylinder 4, pilots side front…Continue


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Dec 19, 2019
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0-200 Oil Leaks

update to my chasing down my oil leak on my 0-200starter replaced, leaking oil seal, replaced a pair of pushrod tube sealswith improved versions from Real Gaskets in cylinder 4, pilots side front cylinder,removed two cylinder hold down nuts and sealed the studs threads with high temp rtv, also on cylinder #4removed two nuts holding intake spider to seal the threads with high temp rtv.the leaks were a combination of all of the above, test flight today clean and dry, no apparent leaks.They say if…See More
Dec 16, 2019
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Insurance renewal

got my renewal on my policy, went up over $100 to $950So I figured let me try someone else just to compare, even though I’ve been using the same broker for 30 years.i have over 1,000  hours, 350 in my 601XLB hangared.avemco quoted me over $3000!i forgot to ask if they gave me my AOPA discount!Guess I’m sticking with my broker.DaveSee More
Oct 25, 2019
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So I thought my starter leak was source of my oil leak. Well It's not the only culprit. I hate oil leaks, and I know 0-200's are notorious for leaking.On my cylinder #4, thats the front cylinder on the pilot side.I have the cylinder base bolt, the top bolt in the 12;00 position, its leaking oil enough to stain the side of my cowling in a one hour flight.A little RTV over the bolt accomplished nothing. Tried to tighten or loosen bolt, doesn't seem to want to move.So before I try anything else,…See More
Oct 18, 2019
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0-200 starter oil leak

my 0-200 is a newer version built in 2006it has the TCM lightweight starteron the bottom of the starter, there is a weep hole, it looks like a solenoid on the lower part of the starter.anyone deal with this and know of a fix?DaveSee More
Sep 11, 2019
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i have a pair of 601/650 seats that were custom madeI paid $400 for them. Will probably work in a RV too.nice condition, grey fabric, blue/violet vinylI just want them out of here$200 plus shippingtrade? Watcha got?Dave KrakowskySee More
Jun 26, 2019

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Continental O-200
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Private Pilot, Sport Pilot (or Ultralight)
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Bought N183AM(now 601XP)AMD factory built 601XLB November 2014, pilot since 1991, This is the fifth aircraft I have owned. I am retired law enforcement. I am a private pilot, high performance endorsement, tailwheel endorsement. Flying light sport now. Plane is registered as a ELSA and I have the repairman's certificate.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
KLNA Lantana Florida

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ADS-B installed

Posted on June 11, 2017 at 9:32pm 3 Comments

Installed a Skyguard ADS-B in and out system with AHRS
Install took two days, first day brackets and antennas.
Second day power, data, switch, breaker, cables.
Not a hard install, being a Amatuer radio operator probably helped. Don at Skyguard has great customer support.
Got an FAA report, all ok.
There are some great new products coming out there for experimental aircraft. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about doing your own install.


Posted on February 5, 2015 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

My plane is a factory built AMD Zodiac 601XLB

Attended Rainbow Aviation Repairman 16 Hour course in Lakeland Florida, January 2014

Purchased November 2014, changed SLSA Certificate to ELSA January 2015

Received repairman certificate for the airplane February 2015

Plane has a Dynon D180 with AOA Option, Garmin SL40 Com radio, Garmin digital Transponder, Garmin 396 with air gizmo mount, Garmin Audio Panel.



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At 12:03pm on February 9, 2017, Jeff Garrett said…
The shippinp will be $20.00. Yes you will be happy with the fit and finish. I just got finished making new molds for these parts. You will need to scuff,prime,and paint them of course.
Please give me a call when you can 502-536-3481
At 6:03pm on June 18, 2016, Wayne Tyson said…

Thanks, David. If I can reciprocate in any way, let me know.


At 2:39pm on March 6, 2015, Normand Lambert said…

Hi David,

Don't forget to take pictures and post them here ! We enjoy seeing what other builders are doing... Welcome to the gang !




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