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Another 601XL B flies in New Zealand.

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 3:27pm 2 Comments

Yesterday I went up and tested my rebuilt 601XL here in NZ. The upgrade kit added 18kg (including the aileron trim tab that I did not have before) but has made the aircraft a great deal stiffer. Control surfaces operate more smoothly than before and she flies beautifully. I will remember 'the envelope' however!

Thanks Zenith for the new stickers which arrived on the rebirth day!

All in all - its been a long and expensive road (I had the job done…

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At 4:13pm on October 23, 2009, Chris Sinfield said…
Mike hows the plane going? are you north or south located ?
At 7:58pm on April 26, 2009, Aaron Skidmore said…
Hi Mike, will have to catch up with you - after the current situation is sorted out.

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