Jim Ley
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At 11:41am on March 16, 2010, Charles L Smith said…
Yep, I understand...I'm waiting for my fuselage & wings spars. Smile
Lycoming & Continental are aircraft engines... What I've found out is that the O-200 can be expensive! The O-235-L2C or C1 puts you over a little
the 100 HP, and there are all kinds of upgrades on cylinders...light starters
& alternators...lots of help out there for lycoming!
At 2:07pm on February 24, 2010, Jim Ley said…
Yes, I made it. Had a good time, met a lot of interesting folks. Will definitely be going back. Do you have any idea when the next meeting will be?
At 1:23pm on February 24, 2010, Gary Bassham said…
Jim :

Did you make the meeting last Saturday? I had to many things to do and missed the meeting myself.
At 7:18am on February 2, 2010, Floyd E. Gantt said…
Fellow Builders/Flyer

This has been a difficult winter for us builders and even for those that are flying. I haven't been able to work more than a couple of days since Christmas. We 601XL/650 owners are mostly in the process of ordering or installing updates based on the Zenith Aircraft engineering changes to address the FAA issued Zenith SAIB. The Zenith Aircraft factory has upgrade the Demo 601XL and they have published some Video of the updated Demo 601XL flying around Mexico, Mo. airport. I hope we will get a more detailed report of the flight testing. I sure we would all be interested on how the updates where going from those builders.

We still a lot of active builders in our area and hopefully they have been able to keep building. The 701/750 forms and blogs have been very active the last couple of months.

This message is being sent out to see if there is interest in having a local meeting of DFW area Zenith Owners/Builders this month. I assume it would be on a Saturday later this month or early next month. We have in the past the meetings where at Rio Chonco Cafe at Hick's Airfield. They are still willing to host us for Breakfast or Lunch but I'm sure there are other places that we could meet at in the DFW Area.

I hope my current of Builders mail list is up to date as I have had a computer disk crash and had to restore from oder backup. Please sent me an email with your interest in meeting and where to meet. I believe the sharing of information and building tips help us all, I know it has helped me and I want to thank all that have helped me from this group.


PS Please forward this note to any fellow builder of anyone who you think would be interested.

Jay I do not have an email address for you in our DFW Area Database
At 4:06pm on December 4, 2009, Charles L Smith said…
Hello there;

Just notice you. What's your take from this Upgrade kit? What type of engine are you going to use?

At 1:24pm on November 12, 2009, Gary Bassham said…
The DFW Zenith Aircraft Builders Group is going to have another meeting. It is Saturday November 21 at 8:30 to 8:45 for breakfast at the cafe (at Rio Concho) on the field at Hicks Airfield. Our meetings are informal and we are still trying to meet everyone in the area that is building or interested in Zenith aircraft. Please come in you can and bring your wife if you wish. My wife will be there and sometimes other wifes also attend.
If you don't mind I would like your email address to add to the groups email list. My email is burbby@yahoo.com.. I know it is strange but burbby is what the grandkids call me so the name stuck..
If nothing else I hope you can make it to the meeting. We need you in the group.

Gary Bassham
At 2:14pm on September 22, 2009, Gary Bassham said…
I understand Have a happy anniversary. Stay intouch and I will try to remember to let you know when the next meeting is.
OH ! For what it is worth my wife goes with me to the meetings and there is another female there also. The wifes are working on something I think where they can be a part also. Next meeting bring the wife if she would like to come.
Hows Building? If you have time, tell me what your are working on.

At 5:30pm on September 16, 2009, Gary Bassham said…
I hope this is not the third email you have recieved from me today. Anyway Welcome to the DFW Zenith Aircraft and Owners Group. We are having our second (informal) meeting Sept. 26, 2009 and I hope to meet you there.
DFW Aera Builders and Owners
September 26, 2009 from 8:30am to 10:30am – Rio Concho Rest located at Hicks Airfield (T67)
here will be a local meeting of the Dallas, Fort Worth Area Zenith Aircraft Builder/Owners on Saturday September 26, 2009. > This is a breakfast meeting at Rio Concho Restrauant on Hicks Airfiel...

Organized by Floyd E. Gantt | Type: breakfast, meeting, at, rio, chonco, rest, on, hicks, airfield, (t67)

Gary Bassham

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