N601LV First Flight!!! Corvair powered 601 XL

601firsttakeoff.wmvIt's getting kinda late down here but I wanted to put a quick post up letting the Zenith community know that our 601XL flew for the first time today. As posted before it has a standard William Wynne corvair engine w/ a Dan Weseman 5th bearing, Dynon efis/ems, and Garmin avionics stack. Updates to follow

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Comment by Scott Thatcher on July 1, 2009 at 8:34am
Congratulations Louis! The sound of that Corvair engine and the good looks of the 601XL combine to make that first flight truly memorable! N601EL w/WW Corvair
Comment by Ron Lendon on June 17, 2009 at 8:41pm
Congratulations, I knew when we met at SnF you would be up in the air soon. Now test, test, test, validate, validate, validate.
Comment by Ken Pavlou on June 17, 2009 at 6:11pm
Congrats!! Keep us posted on future flights. Enjoy!!
Comment by John Davis on June 17, 2009 at 8:41am
Congrats! Enjoy the ride...
Comment by Phil Maxson on June 16, 2009 at 7:32pm
Congratulations! It was a pleasure to meet you in person at Sun-n-Fun and I hope you enjoy the new plane. Great feeling isn't it?
Comment by Doug Dugger on June 16, 2009 at 11:10am
Great job congrats are in order. Just flew with Woody Harris in his corvair powered 601xl great engine
Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on June 16, 2009 at 9:57am
Congrats. I've always maintained that Chevy built good engines! Anyway, I'm glad that you have launched and everything went well. You are one more person that is building my confidence in flying XL for the first time.
Thanks,
Mack
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on June 16, 2009 at 9:29am
Congratulations. Nice footage - that engine sounds great! Keep us posted.

Steve
Comment by Louis Kantor on June 16, 2009 at 1:37am
http://www.zenith.aero/video/601firsttakeoff-1

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