Mark Stevens
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Moving right along

Started May 5, 2018 0 Replies

My interior by Robert Lemke is shipping Monday from Germany.  Looks awesome.  Had a visit from Brad Cohen which was quite a boost.  Enjoyed his insight and got me back on track.  Ordered paint from…Continue

 

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Viking 130 with DUC prop

Viking 130 installed FWF.
Jul 21, 2018
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Wing Locker Cut Out

Scary cutting into a beautiful wing
Jun 1, 2018
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Interior by Robert Lemke

This is just placed in the plane (601XLB) not really installed yet - but Wow!
May 27, 2018
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"Got my interior from Robert Lemke - gorgeous!"
May 27, 2018
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"Installing the wing locker kit - and re-doing the landing/taxi lights."
May 27, 2018
David Krakowsky left a comment for Mark Stevens
"Hi Mark if you go to my home page there are photos of the fairings. do a search for Jeff Garrett and you can contact him about purchasing a set. i am in Boynton Beach, hangar at KLNA i might be pursuaded to fly out to port charlotte Dave"
May 18, 2018
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Moving right along

My interior by Robert Lemke is shipping Monday from Germany.  Looks awesome.  Had a visit from Brad Cohen which was quite a boost.  Enjoyed his insight and got me back on track.  Ordered paint from Stewart Systems, aileron balance arm and aileron installed. Got the LED nav lights and landing lights as well.  Got the fiberglass wingtips from the 650 which fit the XL and look a lot nicer.  Also decided on getting the wing locker option after seeing Brad’s plane.   Life is good.  Getting Roger to…See More
May 5, 2018
Dennis Mitchell left a comment for Mark Stevens
"Mark, my situation is similar to yours. I bought a 601xl that was flying but had a hard landing and prop strike, so I decided to change engine and all of the avionics.  The wings were off, canopy removed, interior taken apart, the firewall…"
Mar 18, 2018
Richard Simmons left a comment for Mark Stevens
"I’m in middle tn, too far to come visit at the moment.  I would be be glad to share some thoughts.  Send more information as to what you have and or images if you wish.  4rcsimmons@comcast.net its a journey to enjoy but can…"
Mar 17, 2018
brad cohen left a comment for Mark Stevens
"Brad Cohen 601xl @ KZPH. I actually flew down to KPGD last weekend! Happy to give an opinion. But it'll be just that, an opinion to be taken with a grain of salt Contact me at; Bradfnp@gmail.com"
Mar 16, 2018

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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Nearly done
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Engine installed (or plan to install)
Viking
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Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Bought this kit since the builder passed away. The workmanship is terrific and it is nearly done. In a builders hangar and am waiting for a full hangar then attach all the components
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
PGD

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At 4:22pm on May 18, 2018, David Krakowsky said…

Hi Mark

if you go to my home page there are photos of the fairings.

do a search for Jeff Garrett and you can contact him about purchasing a set.

i am in Boynton Beach, hangar at KLNA

i might be pursuaded to fly out to port charlotte

Dave

At 2:11pm on March 18, 2018, Dennis Mitchell said…

Mark, my situation is similar to yours. I bought a 601xl that was flying but had a hard landing and prop strike, so I decided to change engine and all of the avionics. 

The wings were off, canopy removed, interior taken apart, the firewall trashed and had to replace the nose gear. So I’d say I did at least a 20-30% rebuild. 

I had a really slow start, pretty overwhelmed. I decided that the way”eat this elephant” was one bite at a time. So I picked a small task that I felt comfortable with and started with that. Also I had to remove some parts (firewall for one) so I realized that if I make a mistake I can always go back and fix it, it will mostly cost me time. 

I knew I was not making the most efficient progress but I was making progress none the less. 

Best of luck,

Dennis M

At 7:52am on March 17, 2018, Richard Simmons said…

I’m in middle tn, too far to come visit at the moment. 

I would be be glad to share some thoughts. 

Send more information as to what you have and or images if you wish. 

4rcsimmons@comcast.net

its a journey to enjoy but can be very challenging. Pick one thing to do a day. Small steps will make you look back and realize you made big gains. In many ways it’s really a choice on the individual steps. 

 Burnout days do just that, gives you burn out. Pick an item to complete and go for it. 

I also know there were days with my 601 my time was spent looking and understanding. Then the work days folllowing were very fruitful. 

In in the end, it was all worth it!

Blue skies my friend!

Rich

N997DC

135 flights 

149 hours and smiling

 p.s. 

now im building a pietenpol. 

Try building 32 ribs out it sticks and glue, after you had to cut all the wood!

Aint it fun!

At 8:19pm on March 16, 2018, brad cohen said…

Brad Cohen

601xl @ KZPH.

I actually flew down to KPGD last weekend!

Happy to give an opinion. But it'll be just that, an opinion to be taken with a grain of salt

Contact me at;

Bradfnp@gmail.com

 
 
 

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