We've had lousy flying weather in Mexico, Missouri lately (which is really not that typical), so when the sky looked OK this morning Roger and I pulled out the upgraded Zodiac XL for a pleasure flight...
Here's the video:

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Post upgrade, our red and white Zodiac flies the same as before. It's a little quieter due to the extra L-angle stiffeners in the rear fuselage and top and bottom rear wing skins, though also a few pounds heavier.

Let me know if there's anything you'd like us to record on video the next time we go flying...

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Comment by Jim Snyder on January 27, 2010 at 5:43pm
A "demo flight" video would be terrific ! I am not a hot-dogger, just an old Cherokee pilot, but it would be nice to see what I can do, and what I should avoid. I just ordered the upgrade kit today (just started building my CH 650 in July), but I am looking forward to getting it in air. Thanks.
Comment by Mike Peake on January 27, 2010 at 5:32pm
Looks as good as ever, but must be stronger. How much is a 'few pounds more' on the demonstrator?
Comment by Sebastien Heintz on January 27, 2010 at 5:29pm
Jim: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Today's flight was just a pleasure flight around the patch. We can produce a video clip of a "demo flight" to highlight the performance numbers and capabilities of the aircraft.
Comment by Jim Snyder on January 27, 2010 at 5:06pm
Excellent video. Thanks very much. I was watching the gauges closely to see what performance you were getting. Cruise speed looked about 134, and the only rate of climb I saw was 500 fpm. Also, it looked like the max bank angle was approaching 25-30 degrees. Have you exceeded any of these? What have you put it through so far?

Jim Snyder

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