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Added by Shayne McDaniel on July 2, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments
The above map is of a flight by 2 601 XLB.s completed in the the first 2 weeks of June 2010
Some facts about Australia,
Population Aust 22 mil USA 309 mil…
Added by Allan / Zenair Australia on June 30, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments
The following article recently appeared in the July issue of COPA " Canadian Owners & Pilots Association " and with the recent availability of the excellent floats from Zenith, I sincerely believe that this article, is for any prospective float plane pilot, is an absolute " MUST READ "
It describes the Pro's and Con's of " Amphibs " amphibious floats, and goes into detail regarding the various pitfalls a prespective float plane pilot should expect. I have spoken to the…Continue
Had a great time at the Fly in.
Got to see lots of old friends and make some new friends.
See you at Oshkosh.
Added by Russell Lepre' on June 28, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments
The next Zodiac XL beginning the modification. Skins removed and new main spar reinforcements in the process of installation.
Here is the…Continue
Added by Russell Lepre' on June 21, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments
Another Quick Build CH750. Prepping the steel parts for powder coat.
A Father’s Day get-together in France:A significant number of Zenair owners had planned to attend this event, unfortunately the weather remained marginal all weekend, with low ceilings and scattered… Continue
After 6 years of flying with a EA 81 Subaru engine I am tired of expermiting with trying to correct a cooling problem.
I am giving up on the subie and am in the process of buying a used lycoming 0235 C2C 108 hp engine. After I get the lyc inspecteed and ready to install i am going to remove the subie complete with motor mount, prop, radiators, oil coolers and all other items attached to engine and weight it to give a camparasion with the lyc. I feel I can install the Lyc at the same…Continue
Hi all – Mirko here from Melbourne. Finally - completed all of the required upgrades on the 601XL and have also successfully completed its first flight on Sunday. Could not wait any longer to tell all my friends, Zodiac members/builders/pilots/new comers and who ever is reading this, that this will be a memorable occasion. Man o…Continue
My brother Matt and I recently visited the island of Guadeloupe in the French West Indies part of the Caribbean. Like many of you, I've enjoyed watching Zenith STOL float flying videos on YouTube: There are dozens of great video clips from Greek islands, the Alaskan back…Continue
Added by Thomas Shaw on June 11, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments
The way things work.....went to shut down the engine after the airshow and it didn't want to stop! Had to pull the throttle all the way closed and pull the choke.
Investigations shows a malfunctioning ignition switch, very intermittent, sometime it will ground out both mags and sometimes only the left mag leaving the right one active. Pulled the switch and made some adjustments, seems to work ok for now but have ordered a new one and will install it as soon as it…Continue
The May-June Issue of the Zenair Newsletter with DVD is now shipping to subscribers throughout the world. In this issue you will find stories on: Revamping of an older CH701, An excerpt from Chris Heintz's new book: Flying on Your Own Wings", Free Decal program for upgraded CH601XL aircraft, CH701 elevator Cable modification, an engine oil chip detector system with color…Continue
Added by Zenair News on June 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Sorry Guys, I got so excited about finishing I forgot to tell you about the young man in the photos.
This young 4 year old is the son of a contractor who recently did some remodeling for my wife and I, his mom and dad brought him to AirFest 2010 because he is crazy about airplanes, and let me tell you he gets EXCITED!!!!
It has been a long time since I have seen a kid get so excited watching aerobatics and airplanes in general, while he was watching Skip Stewart flop…Continue
Finally finished the long projest on Friday June 28th 2010! Put the prop on and wired it for the last time before flight testing, Not able to do any testing as the Airshow started on Friday also but we will be on display all weekend. Granted I am not as fast as the US Air Force Thunderbirds or the Canadian Snowbirds, I can't flop around the sky like Skip Stewart or make the graceful moves of the Big Red…Continue