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601 xl airworthiness cert.

On 7-26-2010 413GM, a 601xl with all the upgrades installed, was issued an airworthiness cert. Phase 1 flight testing to begin right after Oshkosh.

Added by Garlen Mikolichek on July 27, 2010 at 6:35pm — 5 Comments

New Builder

Ok, I just purchased the plans and I am debating on building from component kits or scratch building and buying the more complex parts. Any recommendations???? Also, what do you all think of the 1.3 Raven for a power plant?
Casey

Added by Casey Zechmann on July 27, 2010 at 8:24am — 6 Comments

Heading for Oshkosh

Flying commercial. Hope they have MKE open after the flooding.

See you there!

Russell

Added by Russell Lepre' on July 23, 2010 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

Zenair makes an impression at Euro Fly-in (July 14-18).





Organizers of Euro Fly-in have big plans for this event in the future: Most EAAers will recognize the source of this inspiration - the control tower banner (below) is just one example……

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Added by Michael Heintz on July 20, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Ferry Flight 701 Jab2200 topless (but strings/VG)

Hello everyone, 1st post-



Never flown one of these critters before, so all advice is welcome. Ferrying from Ft Pierce FL USA to Upstate NY Thursday 7/22. 19gals Fuel. What's the best RPM in a headwind??? Fixed-pitch (I dunnno mfg) wooden pilot-cooler. Do I flight plan with a post-it note or a calendar? Can you sleep in one of these in the rain? Should I bring a tarp? A cooler? Hibachi?



Oh, and how long before the ugly isn't perceptible anymore- the longer I look at these,… Continue

Added by Rob Craigmyle on July 17, 2010 at 6:09pm — 20 Comments

Informal campfire gathering at Oshkosh

This is an invitation to a campfire gathering at Oshkosh for Zenith builders, flyers and others. Dr. Ed Moody and I are going to attempt to set our camps up side by side in some yet to be determined location in Camp Scholler. IF we are successful, we are inviting anyone who is interested to join us (weather permitting) for an informal gathering… Continue

Added by Tim Juhl on July 17, 2010 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

Air cleaner air box

I have a 0-200 for my 601 and was wondering what type of air cleaner slash carbie heat box I should use I have a engine cowl thats nearly identical to what Zenith sell and I was wondering if the air box was what came out of a Cessna 150 or what it was or do zenith sell there own version hope some one can…

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Added by Russell Bell on July 13, 2010 at 12:34am — No Comments

Another STOL801 in the Air

Many of you have read about the 4 750's now flying since October from Can-Zac, however few know that along with the 5 601's in the shop for upgrade and finishing we have also finished a STOL 801. This plane has a Lyc IO-360 Dynon D180 with full Autopilot, It has been a far bigger build than the 750's have been but it has also been a Joy to see such a big plane take to the Sky.…

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Added by Mark Townsend on July 12, 2010 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

1st Flight Zodiac CH650

This morning at 9:45am, July 10th, N5880Z, a Zodiac CH650, flew for the first time. All went well and our Corvair engine performed very well.

Added by Shayne McDaniel on July 10, 2010 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments

Skip and Mary Perry at Flight Crafters

Skip and Mary Perry came by today to visit their airplane. They are having the airframe mods done at Flight Crafters by our technicians. You can see Stan working on their wing in the background.

They should be flying soon!

Russell

Added by Russell Lepre' on July 7, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Zodiac CH601XL-B Flight Test Report

We recently had the chance to give Steve Flattum the opportunity to test fly our factory demonstrator Zodiac CH 601 XL B (upgraded model). Steve flies for one of the major US airlines and has logged more than 20,000 hours. More importantly though, he has a passion for light aircraft, and he has flown more than 100 types of aircraft (from ultralight to supersonic) and performed more than 20 first flights. He holds a professional pilot degree and is a… Continue

Added by Sebastien Heintz on July 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

This week at Flight Crafters

We welcomed Brad Cohen with his Zodiac XL mods. Brad is looking for some help while he does the mod.

Russell Lepre'

Added by Russell Lepre' on July 5, 2010 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

A little Angel with a Crumpled Wing...

I have often been asked what is so special about flying in West Africa and, 'If I could have a cent for every time I was asked that I would be a millionaire'. Well, I may be far from a monetary millionaire (as all of those I owe money to know I am not), but I am very rich in my life and its experiences.


One of those experiences is Lydia, a young girl with a deformity caused by the lack of education and a absence of tube of antiseptic cream. When Lydia was three years old…
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Added by Jonathan Porter on July 4, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Airworthiness Certificate Issued

On June 30, 2010, we received our Airworthiness Certificate for Zodiac CH650, N5880Z!

Added by Shayne McDaniel on July 2, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Flight around NT Australia 50 hrs, 5000 nm and 14 days of fun





Hi Everyone



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…

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Added by Allan / Zenair Australia on June 30, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

TUNED EXHAUST for a ROTAX 912 80 hp

Now a days there seems to be Tuned Exhaust for all types of motorized people movers. They all claim to give your engine more horsepower, better fuel milage etc, etc.


Which has got me to wondering, why not a tuned exhaust for the Rotax 912, namely the 80 hp version? On looking at the exhaust on my 701 I think improvements can be made. Wouldn't it be great if a tune exhaust could give you 5-10 hp improvement maybe more?


Maybe there is all ready a…
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Added by Debra and Patrick Nesbitt on June 29, 2010 at 4:49am — 3 Comments

Amphi floats, a beautiful dream, or your worst nightmare

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…

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Added by Robert Pelland on June 28, 2010 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

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