Don Honabach
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Own an IT Firm that specializes in helping small businesses. Built the Zodiac 601HDS after I become a bit bored flying around in a spam can.

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At 12:32am on April 13, 2017, Todd Bristol said…

Hey Don, I am at Falcon Field and was wondering if I could get some tips on installing the Nose Spring from Viking that I purchased.

At 7:30pm on March 13, 2010, Jerry Latimer said…
Nice looking airplane! Hopeful it flys as well as it looks.

I'm the HDS builder that lives in Ray Ranch Estates. I just sent my registration into the FAA and have a few questions I would like to ask.

Who did you use to inspect your plane? What was the cost if any? Any tips that you can give me about the inspection would appreciated.

Who did you use to get your aircraft to the airport?

Did you do the initial flight? Any tips you can give me about the first flight would also be appreciated.
At 11:43am on June 30, 2009, Carlos Sa said…
Thanks, Don, downloading now (36 minutes estimated).

I checked AS&S, and the number of (LED landing light) options has increased significantly - take a look:
By the time I am ready to buy them, they'll be dirt cheap!! :-)


At 8:14am on June 30, 2009, Carlos Sa said…
Hello, Don

She looks nice ! ! !

Yes, I am still interested on those pictures: there aren't a whole lot of HD(S) web sites left, and they do come in handy. Not to mention that your pictures are the highest resolution I've seen around.

And a question: are you using LED for landing/taxi lights? If so, what brand / model? Are you happy with it?


At 10:54am on June 7, 2009, Carlos Sa said…
Hello, Don

You and I have exchanged a couple of notes over the years, more recently upon completion of your project.
I have referenced your web site as the pictures are of great quality and always help me visualize the next step - and avoid errors, big and small. I am finally past your last recorded step. (centre wing assembly), and have noticed that the HD web sites are mostly gone, with a few honorable exceptions.

So, I decided to gather as much information on the HD as I can, for myself and the other 2 or 3 HD(S) builders out there :-)

I would like to know if you kept recording your project evolution, and if so, if you would be willing to share the pictures.

You can contact me at carlossa52 (at) gmail dot com.

Blue skies

CH601-HD, plans
10 years and still building...!
At 10:05am on February 4, 2009, Sebastien Heintz said…
Don: Congratulations on the completion of your project! There's a nice write up about your project in the February issue of EAA Sport Pilot magazine.
At 1:17pm on December 23, 2008, Zenith.Aero said…
Don: Welcome to (beta version) as a charter member! Please feel free to add photos, videos, and reports on building and flying your Zodiac.
Happy holidays!

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