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James Roberts Zodiac XL Build

Builder:
James Roberts
Location:
Johannesburg, Gauteng - South Africa
Aircraft:
Zenith - Zodiac XLB/650B
Manufacturer:   
http://www.zenithair.com/
Engine:
Jabiru - 3300
Prop:
-
Total Build Time:
626 Hours

After a break from flying of over 8 years I decided it was time to get back in the saddle again and requalify for my PPL. Unfortunately, to maintain the PPL currency hours I did not want to hire and fly at considerable expense everytime I wanted to fly.

I looked the price range for second hand aircraft such as the Piper Cherokee and saw that they were around R500 000 for a 30 to 40 year old aircraft. On this age of aircraft the cost of maintenance is likely to be very high and I then decided that this wasn't the route for me.

After a considerable amount of internet research I decided that the Zodiac 601 XL was about right for my level of flying experience and the predicted cost of a completed kit.

The manufacturers website is available on http://www.zenithair.com/ and the local distributor's website is available on http://www.bunduaviation.com/

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 05-18-2014
0.5
Rear Spar 45 Degree Angle And Bell Crank
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 05-18-2014
1.5
Nose Ribs
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 05-04-2014
2.0
Attaching Rear Ribs To Rear Spar
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 03-02-2014
3.0
Right Rear Spar
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 02-23-2014
1.0
Rib 4
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 02-08-2014
1.0
Aileron Bell Crank Installation
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 02-07-2014
2.0
Wing Spar Riveting
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 02-04-2014
3.0
Spar Upgrades
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 01-31-2014
2.0
Wing Rib Reinforcement
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 01-23-2014
4.0
Upgrading The Wing Spars
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