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Builders Page for the Zenith CH601

Following are the latest CH 601 notices and flying information. The following is published to supplement (and not replace) the drawings. If a discrepancy arises between these photo assembly guides and the Drawings, the Drawings always take precedence. These documents are presented in the Adobe Acrobat file format for online viewing and easy printing. The photos are presented in low-resolution for quicker downloads.

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Check the website for ongoing airworthiness notices and service letters

DocumentsDescriptionRevisionLast Update
Inspection of the Main Gear Spring Attachment Points  5/2018
Fuel System Inspection  1/2018
Horizontal Stabilizer – Inspection Mandatory  1/2017
CorrosionWing strut and general corrosion inspection, lubrication and general aircraft maintenance 1/2016
LinkRotax 912 Bed Mount Steel Bracket E1-1X: Check for cracks 6/2010
LinkAndair Fuel Selector Service Alert 6/2010
5th-1st print5th Edition Drawings: Summary of Revisions from 06/02 to 09/03 incorporated in the 5th edition drawings 5th ed.1st print10/2003
601-hd-landing-gearZODIAC CH 601 HD/HDS/UL main landing gear bottom plate thickness = 3/16 11/06
601-hinge-pinZODIAC CH 601 series elevator hinge pin advisory 5/03
GSC-prop-TBOGSC Systems Propeller TBO and Operating Instructions (3-blade ground-adjustable wood prop). 7/1/200
6E2-1ZODIAC Canopy Latch Hooks5/20025/2002
LinkSplice Plate Replacement Instructions (1 page 81 kb) 1/2001
LinkSplice Plate Replacement Update (from Newsletter #123 79 kb) 1/2001
Other Documents and Drawings
DocumentsDescriptionRevisionLast Update
VCI-373Cortec 373 Corrosion Protectionbrochure 
Material Safety Data Sheet  10/2003
pneu-riveterUsing the pneumatic rivet puller 12/18/0
UL-OpManZODIAC CH 601 UL Operating / Owners Manual – SAMPLE – 29 pages199212/6/00
ZODIAC PaintZODIAC Paint Scheme Worksheets – 3 pages6/986/9/98
HDS-sideSide Views of the 601 HDS – line-art9/989/98

This web site is published strictly for informational purposes. It is maintained to provide a forum for exchanging information about Zenair designs. Any pictures, diagrams, drawings or graphs, are used for general identification only, and are not to be taken to represent technical drawings or replicas of exact parts. You should not consider the educational material in the web site to be the practice of general aviation.

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