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 encountered and somer added expenses that were thrown in as part of the building process. It is a dream come true!  Encouragement and mentors are real blessings for a project of this magnitude. Captain Dennis Kirk

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Comment by Warren L. Taylor on January 7, 2013 at 2:39pm

CPT Kirk,  congrats on your completion of phase I .  Did you have a template to use for your POH or what? 

Comment by Tim Garrett on December 22, 2012 at 10:05am

Now the real fun starts! Congrats on the next milestone!

Comment by Patrick Hoyt on December 21, 2012 at 11:05am

Congrats!   As a fellow 601 builder currently in Phase 1, I'm really looking forward to hearing more about your experiences...

Comment by Captain Dennis Kirk on December 21, 2012 at 9:55am

Pictures of   N 601 DK   will be posted soon!

Comment by Zenith.Aero on December 21, 2012 at 7:11am

Congratulations!
We look forward to your article - don't forget to share pictures!

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