Garlen Mikolichek
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  • Mayer, MN
  • United States
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Continental O-200
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Have already built an airplane
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Private Pilot
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
10D Winsted, Mn.

Garlen Mikolichek's Blog

N 413 GM Zenith 601 XL makes first flight

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 10:53pm 7 Comments

On august 14th 2010 I made my first flight with my Zenith 601 xl-b. The flight lasted 45 minutes, remaining over the Winsted, Mn airport the entire time. After verifing the temps I continued a slow climb to 4300 feet, where I tested the slow flight abilities of the plane, (I found out the 601 xl can fly much slower than my chase planes). I was indicating 42 mph on the Enigma EFIS with no stall buffet being felt. the flight speeds were kept under 90 mph the entire time. The controls felt…


601 xl airworthiness cert.

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 6:35pm 5 Comments

On 7-26-2010 413GM, a 601xl with all the upgrades installed, was issued an airworthiness cert. Phase 1 flight testing to begin right after Oshkosh.

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At 2:49pm on April 1, 2015, Robert Audsley said…


Do you by chance still have the HDS wings?

Rob Audsley

At 1:09am on April 17, 2011, Bryan Ekholm said…


I'm just down the row from you in hangar 38.  I think I did see you out there with your 601 one day when I was taxiing by.  I'll keep an eye out for you when I'm out at the airport.  Do you hang out with any of the other hangar rats that are usually there eating donuts?


At 8:21am on April 16, 2011, Rebecca Anne Shipman said…
congrats on finishing the 601xl!  I may take you up on your offer - especially when things get a little more complicated with controls and firewall forward.

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