Welcome to my experimental aircraft web site. This is a chronicle of the building of a Zenith Zodiac CH 601 XL designed by Chris Heintz. Designed to meet the requirements of the demanding sport pilot, the aircraft offers great performance and capabilities, and is easy-to-fly with pilot-friendly characteristics, including a low landing (stall) speed. The aircraft has excellent cross-country flying capability as well as short-field performance of well under a thousand feet. I'm building primarily from scratch, making parts as I go along. Parts that I can't make for one reason or another will be purchased from Zenith Aircraft. I expect the project to take from 2-5 years.