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Beautiful, fun, dream plane! Airframe Single black accent stripe. Financing Financing. Insurance Insurance. Training Training.However, this does not address the value of my airplane on the market. Wing Upgrade, Yes, factors such as IFR vs. VFR, engine size, and paint make a difference, but the mean value was around 75K.
Then variablies out of my control came into play and adversely affect the market value. Of 6, sold and 3, flying, five world wide crashed. It is my opinion but the accidents follow our flight trainning that states all accidents are of more than one cause. Poor building, poor maintainacne and poor fliying are a deadly combo.
Anti-Zenith Boggers got real aggressive and the fence sitters got of the fence in the other direction. Note that there have been no accident events of that type with this model since the B upgrade was introduced. However, after the fix was in the market value tanked.
Aftermath: A Pattern of Failure
I can say this because I lived it. While it seems that the fix of the wing took, it did not restore the model's market value. The next point of order is what engine one put in their XL. Put the Jabiru in mine basically because Zenith did. I took a ride and flow in thier Xl. While other engines were availuable, I liked the smooth 6 clyinder power of horses and it's light weight. My version of the Jabiru had hydraulic lifters which was an improvement in progress.
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Advanced Search. One-Line Listings. Printer Friendly. Results Shown: 12 24 48 72 Year 1 1 1 1 See More Years Reg NH. Performance Specs. Reg N33PY. Reg Not Listed. Reg NJM. Back To Top.The Zodiac is a family of Canadian all-metal, two-seat, fixed landing gear airplanes that first flew in The Zenair CH kit plane was developed as a Homebuilt aircraftmeaning that consumers can purchase the plane as components to assemble it themselves.
Heintz drafted the regulations for light-sport aircraft in Canada around the time he designed the Zodiac. He also played an important role in drafting the current light-sport aircraft LSA rules for the United States.
Zenith Aircraft Company still produces kits and Quick-build kits for the Zodiac kit for the homebuilt-market. There are over Zodiac aircraft flying worldwide. According to the Dutch government, since "at least seven accidents with Zenith CH XL's have happened in which one or both wings have failed". The NTSB says that the type has been involved "in six in-flight structural breakups since ". Zenith Aircraft disputed the NTSB's conclusions and stated in a response on their website that "[w]e continue to believe wing flutter will not occur if the control cables are adjusted properly.
AMD issued a safety alert in October mandating inspections of aileron control cable tensions. The company claimed that the report clears the Zodiac design of flutter-related concerns as long as CH XL is built and maintained to Zenair specifications.
Preliminary investigation of the accident revealed a failure mode similar to that seen in the earlier crashes, as both wings separated in flight. This brought the number of crashes to seven and deaths to AMD and Zenith Aircraft issued documents the same day, mandating that the S-LSA version not be flown until the modifications were completed and recommended all aircraft be modified.
The modifications included strengthening of the main and rear wing spar carrythroughs and the addition of aileron balance weights. The Experimental Aircraft Association also recommended grounding all affected aircraft until modifications are complete.
In a statement issued by Zenith Aircraft, the designer, Chris Heintz in response to the question "Why are you recommending this Upgrade Package? What has prompted this " degree" shift, from insisting that the CH XL design was fine "as is", to now mandating a list of upgrades requiring more than a dozen modifications? The past two years have been challenging for the CH XL community around the world. As we all know, a number of accidents have occurred over the span of a few years for which no common cause has been determined.
This lack of a "smoking gun" has caused all kinds of conjectures and wild guesses as to probable cause, and each time a new "theory" or "solution" is proposed, I and numerous engineers spend long hours trying to validate or rebuke the latest round of speculation.The amateur-built Zodiac XL may be flown by any certificated pilot, including sport pilots if it is built to meet LSA requirements. The instrument panel of the AMD XL is designed to accommodate a wide variety of instruments in a traditional configuration.
The ready-to-fly airplane is IFR capable, if suitably equipped and flown by a private pilot. The Chris Heintz design uses an all-flying rudder, which is said to promote cleaner airflow across the tail surfaces. Leather seats are an option, as are AM-Safe airbag-equipped seatbelts.
A baggage area behind the seat can accommodate up to 40 pounds. The strongest interest in readyto- fly special light-sport aircraft S-LSA to date has come from pilots operating Cessna, Piper, Mooney, and other general aviation GA aircraft. It is estimated that more thancurrently certificated pilots are looking at their prospects for maintaining an up-to-date second- or third-class FAA medical and considering the LSA option.
Many are concluding that LSA are worthy airplanes and recognize that downsizing to an LSA two-seater can meet their flying goals, a fact that has driven a good share of LSA sales thus far. Thousands of those pilots have private or higher certificates with instrument ratings. In fact, flashy dual-screen plus electronic information and navigation panel layouts have proven quite popular in many S-LSA, even though they add tens of thousands of dollars in cost.
1999 ZENAIR/ZENITH ZODIAC CH 601 HD
You might be confused. Any certificated pilot, including sport pilots, may fly these aircraft. AMD is also the manufacturer of the Alarus, a Part 23 certificated design that has been in production for 12 years.
AMD has built about of those, or an average of 20 aircraft a year, while Zenair Ltd. This turns out to be more efficient, as Part 23 quality assurance procedures require that certified and non-certified production parts not become co-mingled. AMD Sales Manager John Degonia acknowledged that some beautiful Zenith kits have been assembled, but they may not identically conform to the original design because a builder is allowed to make modifications.
Inside the wing, a shorter vertical spar which passes through the cabin permits the seats to be reclined back more, offering a supportive posture that still assures plenty of visibility.
I found the long seat bottom restful for my legs, and I imagine a six-hour cross-country flight would be reasonably tolerable. An updated canopy configuration has the bubble-top canopy opening to the front instead of to the side as in older Zodiacs.
The new way permits both pilot and passenger to enter simultaneously.
Dual gas pistons make raising the large canopy easy. A step on the side of the fuselage allows folks to step onto the wing easily. Once atop the wing, you place one hand on the rear seat support and your other hand on a panel handle just above the radio stack to help lower yourself into the cockpit. Once seated, I noticed the rudder pedals were moved forward to give more legroom than in earlier Zodiacs.
Optional deluxe leather seats create a luxurious surrounding in the Zodiac XLi. All versions of the Zodiac S-LSA use dual control sticks with push-totalk buttons and a trim control on the top of the stick. Because many GA pilots have experience with the well-known engine brand, John said their confidence is higher than with Rotax or Jabiru.
Also, a legion of mechanics is trained to work on Continentals and parts are in ready supply across the nation. In their discussions, AMD asked Brian to take some weight off the engine.
A lighter starter motor and lighter weight castings for the cylinders shaved off 20 pounds, John said.Design Features. Builders on the Net. Starter Kit. Builder Assist. Press Reviews. For More Info The ZODIAC CH model was introduced in as a second-generation light sport aircraft design with sleek new styling and numerous new and updated features. Simple and quick to build — easy and fun to fly!
Kit Features Same Low Price! A feature story in the annual FlightTest magazine Loop. The ZODIAC is easy and affordable to build and fly, yet it's an airplane you won't easily outgrow: The ZODIAC is the perfect project for the first-time builder and the demanding sport pilot, bridging the gap between performance flying and affordable costs.
Zodiac Photo Galleries : Hundreds of photos of completed and flying Zodiac aircraft from around the world. Kitplanes magazine writer Rick Lindstrom took tool in hand to create a dream machine, as he reported in the June to December issues of Kitplanes magazine : "Zenith's fast-build kit greatly exceeded our expectations for completeness and component quality.
The Zodiac CH Have It Your Way. With wing flaps, stall speed was kept low for recreational pilots. The new Zodiac has been configured to take full advantage of its increased useful load: Larger wing tanks offer a larger fuel capacity 24 US Gal. NEW Zodiac Features Maximum Value: Modern wing design for increased efficiency while also lowering stall speed. Dual wing tanks: capacity: 24 US Gallons 2 x 12 Gal. Spring main landing gear Increased rear baggage area.
Increased useful load. Wing flaps electric Sleek canopy design and many more features Click here for an illustrated summary of features.Design Info. Kit Construction. Kit Info. The Cabin. Engine Info. Instrument Panel. Pricing Information. Introductory Starter Kit. Press Reviews. FlightSim Files. Builders on the Net. Virtual Tour. RC Scale Model. For More Info The affordable recreational kit aircraft for the sport pilot: Enjoy leisure flights, with exceptional unrestricted visibility Take your partner for a local pleasure flight, or to a far-off destination with overnight bags The ZODIAC is the answer to your dreams, offering you superior performance and capabilities, comfortable side - by - side seating, surprisingly affordable costs, and best of all, the ZODIAC is available as a durable all metal kit that you can quickly build yourself - with just basic skills and tools.
The ZODIAC is the perfect project for the first-time builder and the demanding sport pilot, bridging the gap between performance flying and affordable costs: Simple and quick to build; easy and fun to fly. Loaded with standard features, the new ZODIAC models provide all-metal durability, first-class comfort for two large persons in a wide cabin, large baggage compartments, and much more.
New complete kits reduce building time, requiring no special skills or tools to put together. It's fun and easy to fly even for the novice pilot, yet has capabilities and performance that will thrill the most experienced pilot. Handling is great, stability is pleasant, and the kit is very straight forward.
Highly recommended. Choose the model with the performance and features you want in an airplane:. With new wing flaps, stall speed was kept low for recreational pilots. This heavy-duty HD model is suitable for most engine types ranging from 65 to HP. Affordable, easy to build, and loads of fun for both novice and experienced pilots.
Very affordable and efficient performance flying.
CH Updates. Search zenithair. Aero : Online community for active Zenith builders, owners and pilots. Subscribe to Mail List Your Email:. Call it a BMW Z3 with wings. Cessna and Piper trainers are downright stodgy in comparison. The models listed below were developed for the specific characteristics described. The prototype aircraft is powered by a hp Lycoming O engine.
The design features a fixed tricycle landing gear, large dual gull-wing doors, a wing span of