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Weight & Balance/Payload Specs for 601HDS w/ J3300

Started this discussion. Last reply by William Page Nov 24, 2011. 2 Replies


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At 1:26am on June 23, 2013, Mark Gravatt said…

So I am a new 650 plans builder.  I know that I shouldn't jump into a design with a zillion new and "better" ideas.  I see that several others have built their 601/650's with a sliding canopy and that therefore this isn't a new idea or unproven.  Can anyone help with offering ideas about the pluses of this system?  I know most pilot/builders will build per plans or kits and not dare think of changing something as major as this.  Not that I think I am a better engineer, but have envisioned several ways to incorporate a sliding canopy, which I consider a huge safety feature adding this as removable (ejectable) and having a roll bar front and rear.  I would love to hear constructive comments based on real experiences.

At 3:31pm on December 7, 2009, Edward A. Hamilton said…
I'm building-make that unbuilding- a 601XL with Lycoming O235C1. I started Aug 07 and had just closed the wings. I believe I'll have to drill out about 1000 rivits to do the Mods. You are fortunate to have a different airframe.
At 6:48pm on December 4, 2009, Edward A. Hamilton said…
Bill, I'm building 601-see my page-Edward hamilton Waretown nj
At 1:03pm on April 26, 2009, Dan Hackens said…
Hello William

Very nice look airplane I like the sliding canopy could you share the drawing with me I would like to add a sliding canopy to my plane.

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Dan Hackens

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