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Started this discussion. Last reply by Buzz Air Flight Academy Oct 21, 2017. 9 Replies

WANTED: Canopy Cover for 601XL

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Flap actuator motor wanted

Hello AllMy 601XL (Ser # 6-5803) has the old worm gear-style  flap actuator motor with the micro switches. As I understand, a year or two after I bought my kit, Zenith replaced the worm gear flap motor with a linear style (Zac part # DE12-17W41M05FS) as well as a redesigned flap actuator (6B19-11)I'd like to put the "new" style motor in my plane and do away completely with the hard to find and expensive micro switches. I figured that I would see if any of y'all had an extra or unused motor and…See More
Apr 14
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Borescope inspection

Ok,So I'm nearing my third annual condition inspection next month and I'm trying to get all the bits and pieces in place beforehand this time (new air filter, spark plug gaskets, etc) and I've been reading a lot on the value of borescope inspections of the cylinders.I'm not sure about replacing compression testing entirely, but I did get a good quality Wi-Fi borescope (depstech model wf010 with a 90 degree mirror attachment) from Amazon for $49Other than a few articles,…See More
Nov 1, 2017
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Hello All,Well I got a bit of a rude awakening when I went to renew my insurance.For the past three years I've been able to finance my premiums with a down payment.Unfortunately Marsh and McLennan Agency (Overland Park, KS) has recently decided that they will only finance premiums >$2500.00. So my yearly premium of $1542.00 is due in full.I'm ok (I guess) with the premium amount just not happy paying it all at once.Can anyone recommend another agency?Brad CohenN969BC601XL-TaildraggerSee More
Oct 16, 2017
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WANTED: Canopy Cover for 601XL

Used is OKI know I can buy a new one for $375 from Bruce's, but since the only time I would use it would be the occasional overnight trips away from my cozy hanger @ ZPH, I'd be willing to pay for a good used cover.I have the original one-piece canopy, not the 650's 2 piece.bradfnp@gmail.comN969BCSee More
Sep 18, 2017
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Lycoming AD

FYI;In case you have not heard,Lycoming just issued a rather extensive AD for most of its engines.A number of O-235's are affected. dodged this bullet, I hope youl y'all did as wellBrad CohenN969BCSee More
Aug 11, 2017
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Flying into and out of SnF

Hello All,Well I finally get to FLY to Sun and Fun instead of having to fight Tampa traffic to drive, like I have for the last 10 years that I've been building 9BCI've watched the few videos on YouTube regarding arrival procedures, I've read the arrival procedures brochure put out by SnF, I even have the arrival procedure loaded into my EFB. so I'm pretty sure I have a decent understanding of what to expect ARRIVINGMy question is DEPARTING that day.  I don't plan to camp-I'm based 30 minutes…See More
Apr 2, 2017
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Dynon D-180 HSI display

OK, I'll admit my ignorance and ask that you do not snicker too loudly as you (hopefully) help me figure this out;I have a D180 installed in my 601xlI just recently wired my panel mounted Garmin 296 into the D180 to provide HSI information.When I Fly with HSI displayed it looks like I'm getting almost all of the information I am supposed to get;TRK, SPD, and DTW are displayed on the top right, "GPS" is displayed on the top left. I also get the "hollow" yellow Course Indicator.The problem is I'm…See More
Oct 24, 2016
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Connecting My Garmin 296 to Dynon D-180

Hello All,Up to this point I have been using my iFly EFB for navigation.I recently (finally) installed the antennae and external (ship's) power (via an installed "cigarette lighter") so I can start using my Gizmo Dock mounted Garmin 296 GPS.I'd like to connect the two to display HSI info on the D180 but I have a few questions for someone (anyone) who has already done this (instead of trial and error):1) The only output I see on the back of the Garmin is a circular 5 pin connector. D180…See More
Sep 1, 2016
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Annual condition inspection log entry

Hello all,As the title says, I just completed my first annual.What verbiage is/are people using when you make the logbook entry?I used the ZAC delivery inspection form as a guide and made a few minor repairs.Your thoughts?Brad Cohen601xl/tdN969BCSee More
May 2, 2016
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Phase One Documentation?

To those of you already flying, I have a question,I realize that we are required to show compliance with FAR 91.319 during our Phase One period, Hence the development of our own unique "Flight Test Plan"How exactly are you documenting this compliance?  are you documenting the findings on the flight test plan itself and…See More
Dec 5, 2015
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EMS Span alarms?

Hello All,I have a dumb ass question for those of you with am EMS system (GRT, Dynon, JPI)What is the benefit of a "Span Alarm"?  I mean I understand the theory of what it monitors- the temperature difference of either EGT or CHT between cylinders.  But what is the application of this information in a "real word" setting?Knowing that jug #3 is 25 degrees hotter than jug #2 would indicate that I take what action? Or is it more of an informational tidbit that would be the harbinger of a jug…See More
Nov 22, 2015
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Erroneous Oil Pressure Reading, Lyc O-235L2C/Dynon D-180

Hello All,Went flying in my 601XL yesterday for the first time since getting it back together after paint.Previous to having it painted I was experiencing some oil pressure fluctuations on the Dynon. I assumed that this was due to having used a prefabricated oil pressure line which was too long and I had to put a "service loop" in it to make it fit.  One of the slight modifications i made after paint was to get the appropriately short oil pressure sensor line installed.First flight of the…See More
Oct 23, 2015
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Jun 22, 2015
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Neverending Story

I'll admit it-I have spent that last 10 years building my plane and I think I was under the (false) assumption that once it's built then there's nothing else to fix for awhile (at least) However, I  got my A/C in December and my todo list actually seems to be expanding not shrinking. It's "normal" to still chase gremlins with 5 hours TT right? (chattering brakes, airleak around canopy, a million little tweaks [not twerks]etc right? right? someone? anyone?Brad CohenN969BCDone, Flying, in paintSee More
Apr 18, 2015
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Mar 30, 2015
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first glimpse

Went by the paint shop this morning after nightshift and helped pull the canopy off. I got this picture a number of hours later. Wings go in the booth next weekend
Mar 28, 2015

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Borescope inspection

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 11:22pm 2 Comments


So I'm nearing my third annual condition inspection next month and I'm trying to get all the bits and pieces in place beforehand this time (new air filter, spark plug gaskets, etc) and I've been reading a lot on the value of borescope inspections of the cylinders.

I'm not sure about replacing compression testing entirely, but I did get a good quality Wi-Fi borescope (depstech model wf010 with a 90 degree mirror attachment) from Amazon for $49

Other than a few… Continue

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At 8:43pm on August 9, 2010, joseph aloof said…
hey brad hows the build. i received the instructions for the lights.. i met a fellow builder tom longo i believe he is just finishing up his 701 he is wanting to do a cross country run to oshkosh 2011 he is in brooksville if you can look him up on the build site from zenith you may know him already keep in touch when we all get up and flying we will pick a uncontrolled airport or strip and take it from there and start to plan the trip joe
At 9:18am on July 16, 2010, joseph aloof said…
hi brad can you call me 352-489-3201 anytime or my cell 954-703-9179 anytime just to get all the strings attached thanx joe
At 7:38pm on December 6, 2009, Russell Bell said…
I dont know about mtow but it will take the 0-235 no problem and you will get that 115kts every day might even scrape close to the 120 if every thing is going your way
At 7:17am on November 28, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Brad, sounds like you have it sorted out. Just wanted to make sure you were considering things that had never crossed my mind.
At 11:56am on November 27, 2009, Jake Reyna said…
Brad, I read your question to Sebastian on increasing the Gross Weight. As the Manufacturer, you are allowed to set all Specifications on an Experimental, this includes stuff like Vh (max continuous). If you want to set your Gross Weight to 1,450, it's up to you. I believe the Upgraded XL will easily handle the load, it gets down to performance.

As for being a Private Pilot and not needing to worry about flying as a Sport Pilot, let me tell you a story. 2 years ago I went from being a Private Pilot to a Sport Pilot in about an hour after a visit to my new Cardiologist. An accidental discovery of an ascending aortic anyuerism not only saved my life, but put an end to Private Pilot for the foreseeable future. I was released to fly as a Sport Pilot by my Cardiologist about a year after the surgery.

If you set the Gross Weight over 1320 and have any number of medical issues, you could lose your Medical and not have an airplane to fly until you resolve the issue with FAA Aeromedical. I am currently pursuing a Special Issuance Medical, 7 months so far. In the interim, I can fly as a Sport Pilot. I used to think Sport Pilot was for old guys in their 60's. Shit happens.

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