Dick Miles
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Gear Leg Nut Torque

Can someone tell me what torque value the 4 landing gear leg bolts should be.When I bought this aircraft (601XLB) one of the 4 nuts was only finger tight.Thanks.See More
Jul 10
Dick Miles posted a blog post

Part numbers needed

Flat gasket for Gascolator A10580-TBrake pads for a Grove 30-1 caliperSoft filter for carburetor intake on a Lycoming O-235Thanks.See More
Jun 7
Dick Miles posted a blog post

Canopy material

Is the canopy plexiglass?I fly with a small sharp point hammer.Can the canopy be shattered if crash landing and tip on back happens?See More
Aug 11, 2018
Dick Miles posted a blog post

Reversed Main Landing Gear

As purchased, the main landing gear was reversed to put the gear 4 inches forward (see photos) to help the builder better hold off the nose gear when landing.  I plan to put it back to its intended (correct) position.  The engine is an O-235.What is the best method to support the airframe when removing the main gear and reattaching it?I plan to support the wings under a rib on each side using sailplane wing supports and the fuselage under the width of a bulkhead with the nose gear supporting…See More
Jun 12, 2018
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May 14, 2018
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The Zodiac 601XL-B battery removale and replacemenmt

I am buying this aircraft from an estate.The two ways I see to change out the battery is remove the horizontal stabilizer or get a very very small person to climb into the tailcone.Is this correct?See More
Mar 15, 2018

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Aircraft Model
ZODIAC XL
Project Status
Flying
Building From
Purchased finished aircraft
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Lycoming
Your website (about your aircraft...)
http://airmiles79@gmail.com
Building Experience
Have worked on airplanes before
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
Flying GA aircraft since 1958
Retired Air Force vet
FLown - C-120/150/170/172/177/177B/206/208/L-19/T-41B/V-35 Bonanza/T-34/Tripacer/Archer/Aeronca 7AC/Navion/Ercoupe/Grumman AA-1A/RV-8A
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)
79NC

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Gear Leg Nut Torque

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 4:40pm 2 Comments

Can someone tell me what torque value the 4 landing gear leg bolts should be.

When I bought this aircraft (601XLB) one of the 4 nuts was only finger tight.

Thanks.

Part numbers needed

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Flat gasket for Gascolator A10580-T

Brake pads for a Grove 30-1 caliper

Soft filter for carburetor intake on a Lycoming O-235

Thanks.

Canopy material

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:06pm 4 Comments

Is the canopy plexiglass?

I fly with a small sharp point hammer.

Can the canopy be shattered if crash landing and tip on back happens?

Reversed Main Landing Gear

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 11:46am 4 Comments

As purchased, the main landing gear was reversed to put the gear 4 inches forward (see photos) to help the builder better hold off the nose gear when landing.  I plan to put it back to its intended (correct) position.  The engine is an O-235.

What is the best method to support the airframe when removing the main gear and reattaching it?

I plan to support the wings under a rib on each side using sailplane wing supports and the fuselage under the width of a bulkhead with the nose…

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