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Following are the latest STOL CH 601 photo assembly guides. 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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ZODIAC CH 601 HD / HDS/ UL Assembly Manuals
Documents Description Revision Last Update
5th-2nd rev 5th Edition Drawings: Summary of Revisions from 09/2003 to 08/2004 incorporated in current drawings. 5th ed. 2nd rev. 9/2004
5th-1st print 5th Edition Drawings: Summary of Revisions from 06/02 to 09/03 incorporated in the 5th edition drawings. 5th ed. 1st print 10/2003
introduction Introduction to building the rudder starter kit – 18 pages 10/02 11/6/02
CS Construction Standards for Zenair Light Airplanes Draft 1/07
Construction Manual Construction Manual Construction Manual – Introduction 10/02
Rear Fuselage Rear Fuselage Rear Fuselage Assembly – 17 pages 8/01 10/25/01
Center Wing Center Wing Section Assembly – 16 pages 8/01 10/25/01
Firewall-Gear Firewall / Nosegear Rib Assembly – 18 pages 8/01 10/25/01
Fwd-Fuse Forward Fuselage Sides & Rear Top Skins – 35 pages 1/01 10/25/01
HDS-wings CH 601 HDS Wings Assembly – 25 pages 10/01 10/25/01
canopy CH 601 Series Canopy Installation (side hinging) – 13 pages 2/99 10/25/01

Other Documents and Drawings
Documents Description Revision Last Update
Airvent-601 Cabin Air Vents – Drawing 6-B-22 11/00 11/22/00
LE Fuel HDS Leading Edge Fuel Tanks for the Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS – 8 pages 3/00 3/31/00
Elevator Trim Recessed Electric Elevator Trim Drawings – 5 pages 12/98 12/24/98
Wheels&Brakes Gear Assembly, Wheels & Brakes – 6 pages 11/99 2/22/00
W&B-HD Weight & Balance Report – CH 601 HD Tricycle 8/02 8/02
W&B-HDS Weight & Balance Report – CH 601 HDS Tricycle 3/98 3/98
airspeed-HD Airspeed Markings and Limitations – CH 601 HD 10/04 10/04
airspeed-HDS Airspeed Markings and Limitations – CH 601 HDS 11/03 11/03


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