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ZODIAC CH 601
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First Flight

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 8:04pm 5 Comments

Hello All.

 

I am happy to report that VH-KMI flew for the first time yesterday. The flight was conducted from Goolwa South Australia and lasted 40 minutes. There are some minor issues that are to be expected but I was generally pleased with the handling of the aircraft.

Still hasn't sunk in yet.

Regards,

 

John

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At 4:06am on August 21, 2011, jim said…
nice one John, you should be proud.... I am looking forward to my time soon, hopefully about a month.
At 3:33am on August 21, 2011, Jared Morgan said…

Hi John,

Congratulations!..interested in how the nose art was put on, painted or vinyl etc?

At 2:52am on May 10, 2011, Ian McClelland said…

Looking good John!

You may find the engine cowling needs the duct just below the spinner blocked off. I believe leaving it open will reduce the amount of air entering the top and through the cylinders. This air is critical for efective engine cooling. Have a read of the Jabiru engine installation manual and it will become clear.

At 3:47am on November 10, 2009, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Hi John

Yes i am asking that one I to have the hinge-less ones too, I will let you know the answer
We chasing the kits asap

thanks

Allan
At 4:15pm on November 7, 2009, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Hi John

Welcome to the group

Cheers
Allan
At 3:36pm on October 28, 2009, Stephen R. Smith said…
Hello John,

The other day you requested help with fitting the cooling ducts on your Jabiru. You have the same cowling I have. I also find the duct is a tight fit on the passenger's side especially since I replaced the motor mount rubbers with firmer ones. I am not happy with the fit on my plane at this time or I would send you some pictures like you requested. Just letting you know I am not ignoring you - I just don't seem to have much to offer right now.

Steve
At 5:09am on March 12, 2009, Chris Sinfield said…
John
Do you know john Hall building an XL south of you??
Chris.
 
 
 

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