Additional Information and Resources
Important ZODIAC XL Updates
|Inspection of the Main Gear Spring Attachment Points
|Fuel System Inspection
|Horizontal Stabilizer – Inspection Mandatory
|Wing strut and general corrosion inspection, lubrication and general aircraft maintenance
|Sensenich Prop Service Bulletin 2014-02-04
|Discontinue use of Jabiru composite propeller blades on UL Power Engines
|Whirlwind Prop Service LetterSL-GA-J2B-012714
|BLADE CLAMP BOLT CRACK: All WhirlWind GA-J2B propellers with hubs in the Serial Number range 1000 to 1107 installed on UL Power engines
|Rudder Pedals Safety Alert
|Check rudder pedals for the correct material thickness (serial numbers 65-8563 to 65-8950)
|The FAA has re-evaluated the CH601XL kit with the upgrade package (6-ZU) and determined that it meets the major portion requirements (51% rule).
Note: When registering your aircraft with the FAA use the model name as it appears on the FAA listing of aircraft kits (“Zodiac CH 601 XL”) and the drawings. Do not add the “B” to the name when registering it with the FAA as this will not match the FAA information on file.
|November 7, 2009
|FAA Issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin: Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650
|Rotax 912 Bed Mount Steel Bracket E1-1X: Check for cracks
|Andair Fuel Selector Service Alert
|Request your model decals to display on upgraded Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650.
|Updated Zodiac series Checklist: a 55-page checklist to help you thoroughly preflight your aircraft
|February 2010 Rev 2
|View Video Clip
|Aero-TV video clip: Zenair’s Mathieu Heintz discusses the Zodiac CH601XL upgrade package… (from the Sebring LSA show in 1/2010).
|Zodiac CH 601 XL / CH650 Upgrade Package Drawings (revision 1/25/2010)
|Supplemental drawing for earlier Zodiac XL models with 4 noseribs inboard of the fuel tank
|Photo Assembly Guide: CH 601 XL / CH650 Upgrade Package: Section 6-ZU-1, Wing Spar & Rear Channel (Rev. 1.1)
|Photo Assembly Guide: CH 601 XL / CH650 Upgrade Package: Section 6-ZU-2, Center Spar Section
|Photo Assembly Guide: CH 601 XL / CH650 Upgrade Package: Section 6-ZU-3a, Bellcrank Channel & Doublers
|Photo Assembly Guide: CH 601 XL / CH650 Upgrade Package: Section 6-ZU-3b, Bellcrank Channel & Doublers (fuselage)
|Photo Assembly Guide: CH 601 XL / CH650 Upgrade Package: Section 6-ZU-4, Aileron, Control Stops, Servo L Angles
|Zodiac CH 650 Structural Test to ASTM-SLSA
|Letter from Chris Heintz: Recommendations for inspections and operating limitations
|Chris Heintz update excerpted from the Zenair Newsletter, Issue #172 (May-June 2009 issue)
|Zenair Europe issues a safety alert / service bulletin to Zodiac pilots and owners in response to the preliminary findings of an investigation into the fatal accident involving a Czech Aircraft Works Zodiac CH 601XL in the Netherlands. Note that this bulletin does not provide new information regarding the aircraft; it requests verification of what should already be in place, namely, proper tension of the control cables.
|How to check the control cable tension of your Zodiac
|Excerpts from the Zenair Newsletter, Issue #165 | 601 Paper By William Wynne
|Zodiac XL Illustrated Parts Catalog.
|CH650 Parts Catalog
|GSC Systems Propeller TBO and Operating Instructions (3-blade, ground-adjustable wood prop).
|601XL nose wheel fork
|ZODIAC XL Nosewheel Fork Doubler
|ZODIAC CH 601 series elevator hinge pin advisory
|CH650 Canopy Latch
|Canopy Latch Drawings / Photos
|Zodiac XL – S-LSA (factory-built with Continental O-200) Service (Maintenance) Manual – Sample manual from AMD. Check the AMD website for the latest updated version of these manuals
|Zodiac XL – S-LSA (factory-built with Continental O-200) Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) – Sample manual from AMD. Check the AMD website for the latest updated version of these manuals
|Additional resources for owners and operators of the Zodiac S-LSA (factory-built with Continental O-200).
|Zodiac XL – S-LSA (factory-built with Continental O-200) Flight Test Worksheet, 7 pages – Sample manual from AMD. Check the AMD website for the latest updated version of these manuals
|Zodiac XL – S-LSA (factory-built with Continental O-200) Ground Test Checklist, 5 pages – Sample manual from AMD. Check the AMD website for the latest updated version of these manuals
|Zodiac XL – S-LSA (factory-built with Continental O-200) Pre-Delivery Checklist, 4 pages – Sample manual from AMD. Check the AMD website for the latest updated version of these manuals
|Cortec 373, Corrosion Protection brochure – Material Safety Data Sheet
|Using the pneumatic rivet puller
|Weight & Balance Worksheet
|Sample Pilot Operating Handbook for the ZODIAC XL (older manual from Europe)
|Nosewheel Bungee Installation Tool. This tool allows you to install or replace nose gear bungee easily in minutes.
|LP Aero Plastics online documentation on handling, drilling, trimming and cleaning acrylic canopy.
|Ballistic chute installation for the Zodiac – from BRS Inc.
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