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At 2:34am on April 18, 2011, David Peterson said…

I should also mention I'm planning to work together a bit with Rob Hilliard, whom you may know. He's also building  a 750 - in fact he has made a start and I'm hoping to catch up by riding in the slipstream of his experience / experimentation (e.g. bending brake!) and plain hard work. Lazy me! ;)

At 11:26pm on April 17, 2011, David Peterson said…
Hi Chris - I live in Naremburn. Occasional attendee at SAAA Ch 11 events. Just starting a 750 scratch build.

I'm also a fan of the Zodiac so I'd love to see your 601. Can't make Natfly this year unfortunately.

At 2:53am on April 14, 2011, Phill Barnes said…

It's about time you put up some new pics don't you think Chris?



At 8:21pm on April 11, 2011, Jock Anderson said…

Hi Chris,

What is NATFly (although I cannot get there this year) and how do I join the ANZAC Zenith Group?


Jock Anderson

At 1:40am on April 4, 2011, David Peterson said…
Hey Chris

Maybe we have met - I'm in SAAA Ch 11 though I don't make many of the evenings!

Just starting a scratch build of the 750. No doubt it will be a long road but looking forward to the challenge!

I'd like to see your Zodiac sometime ...

At 3:01am on March 7, 2011, Graeme Copeland said…

the plane is looking good chris, I have just bought the plans for a CH750. but I have to organise my workshop first.


Graeme Copeland

At 11:46pm on January 22, 2011, keith bennett said…

Hi Chris,


I'm in the Adelaide Hills.. I haven't started building yet in the process of ordering the plans....

I have only just passed my RA-A License. 

No I haven't joined the Aussie group yet. But I will..

Thanks for the warm welcome..

Regards Keith

At 3:41pm on November 23, 2010, Greg Walsh said…
Hi Chris
I only know (personally) one other builder but have knowledge of 3 others in the South Island. As far as I know they are all kit builders. There are 14 601XL's on the NZ register with 40 other Zenith/Zenair types.
I'm just about to rivet the new extruded spar angle for the left wing so hopefully will have it done by the weekend.
At 4:01am on October 20, 2010, Desmond Geoffrey Burgess said…
Thanks Chris for your welcome. sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Things have been a bit busy these last few months having started in a new parish. Hope your a/c is going well. I might just get back to working onmine again soon.
PS I have had contact with MAF in the past.
At 4:32am on October 14, 2010, Rick Morris said…
G'day Chris, Thanks for your comments. It has been a big hard job. I have learned a lot about aircraft design while doing the upgrade. The reason for changing to nosewheel is because I could not control the traildragger under all circumstances and as I am getting on in years, my reflexes will slow down so I will need a nosewheel to make it a bit easier for me to handle specially in cross winds. Cheers, Rick.
At 6:52am on July 9, 2010, Russell Bell said…
I used my own vents but mine are about 50mm lower
At 3:51am on May 9, 2010, Larry Phillip Jackman said…
Hello Chris, Not on Aussie list yet.Spoke to Allan Barton just before he recieved 750 kit and was invited up to have alook.Planning on going up next weekend.
At 6:53am on May 6, 2010, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Yes I will do something over the next few days
At 7:35pm on April 30, 2010, Paul Hammond said…
hi chris carbon on valve seats was the main culpritwe removed no1 head ,exhaust valvecleaned and lashed 100% .bloody nuisancecarbon.test flew this morning all seems good.
At 11:01pm on March 20, 2010, Mark Joseph Chapman said…
Hi Chris,
Have just purchased plans for the CH601HD off eBay. I'm the third owner of these plans I believe, so hopefully "third time lucky" lol. So I will be scratch building the 601.
I wont be starting just yet as I am just starting a Teenie 2, thought i would learn to walk before I run, so to speak, as this single seater all aluminium VW powered aircraft is suppose to be one of the most basic plans built aircraft to build.
But looking forward to build a zodiac, so looking and listening as much as possible until I start the project. Cheers Mark
At 10:11am on February 25, 2010, Felipe Uribe Posada said…
Hi, Chris, thanks for the comment. The closer i think i am to completion, the more little details i have to get out of the way. To be honest the weak spot of the 601 is the canopy. A few cracks on the sides that remind you how delicate the plexiglass is. has this happened to you "mate"?
happy flying
At 9:09pm on February 21, 2010, Ian Sowman said…
G'day in Oz. UPDATE ---- I have purchased a 1998 601UL kit from the South Island and it should be in my workshop in a month or so (the outer wing panels were completed 1999 then he ran out of enthusiasm). No hurry as I am still working on the Soob EA81. Also now have a Autoflight PSRU and Radiator from a Glasstar that was replaced with an O-360 for more grunt. The $ brakes are now 'ON' according to she who must be obeyed otherwise we will have no cash for our Whitsundays holiday late May....yes; I will be visiting your fair country. Cheers, Ian
At 10:33pm on February 19, 2010, Stephen R. Smith said…
Hi Chris,

No LEDs. I just replaced my standard quarts lights with new ones because they were easy to get at while the wing was open.

At 2:19pm on February 16, 2010, William Jefford Jordan said…
Hi Chris,
Good to meet you . I hope to join the ANZAC group. I believe that there are 11 remaining Czech built machines in NZ (One destroyed last year).
There is an indefinite number of amateur built 601 XLs.
Our machines are grounded currently pending the installation of the wing strengthening kits which only arrived about a week ago.
Where are you up to with regard to the kit installation?
Jeff Jordan
At 2:29am on February 7, 2010, Meade A McKenzie said…
G'day Chris,
yes i do know of Barry venimore because i have purchased a half share of his zodiac with intention of full owership. ha ha so therefor im only new on the sceen. Iv done most of the new mods myself with B.V 's help and the wings will be back on the aircraft either tomorrow or the next day... will be flying it soon. Im going to try to get to natfly this year but finances may hold me back. Great to meet you mate
Meade McKenzie

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