Captain Dennis Kirk's Blog (5)

2012 Zodiac 601 XL-B N 601 DK SOLD!

 Now I am looking for a flying "N" numbered 801 so I can put it on Amphibs!

Added by Captain Dennis Kirk on November 15, 2014 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments


Has anyone converted to an open cockpit on a 601XL?

Added by Captain Dennis Kirk on January 24, 2013 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

Phase one complete!!

My Zodiac 601 XL-B has moved past phase one flight testing and handles beautifully! The visibility and flight characteristics are better than I imagined and  I have just flown from the test area back to my own (rented) hangar in PGD! I expect to still have a few items that will need attention as I continue to do a pre-flight inspection like it is my first flight each time. Do not take anything for granted. I will be writing an article about the build as well as the expectations that were…


Added by Captain Dennis Kirk on December 20, 2012 at 10:25pm — 5 Comments


 The last few months have been hectic and seemingly slow going. In reality the construction of my 601 has been steadily moving  forward.Working with Flight Crafters out of Zephyr Hills, Florida, has been educational and fun. The guys there are very knowledgeable and seem able to handle any situation. The suggestions the make for upgrading engine performance on the Jabiru 3300 have been heeded and this week should be ready for first engine start! Last week we did the weight  and balance and…


Added by Captain Dennis Kirk on October 7, 2012 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

601 XLB amphib???

I am putting together a 601 XL-B and I am just about ready for test flight. I want an amphib. Does anyone on this site have a 601 on amphibs?( I would prefer a 750 but this should be unique). Dennis

Added by Captain Dennis Kirk on July 22, 2012 at 8:12pm — 4 Comments

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