Nadir

A ZODIAC CH 650 PROJECT

  • Mission, Design, and Planning

    One of the first suggestions one receives when choosing a design is to define and prioritize the missions for the aircraft. My two missions in order are:

    1. Fly locally for fun: hop around among the airports, enjoy the views, and go fast or slow as I please.
    2. Spend vacations adventuring …

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  • Defining Work

    Articles in the Work Log category will focus on documenting the fabrication and assembly tasks for compliance with Title 14 CFR § 21.191(g):

    Operating an aircraft the major portion of which has been fabricated and assembled by persons who undertook the construction project solely for their own education or …

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  • Initial Impressions of the Drawings

    Front page of drawings for Chris Heintz's ZODIAC CH 650 B.
    Hopefully that bend in the ZODIAC CH 650 B drawings will flatten out over time.

    I received the drawings yesterday after four days in transit via UPS Ground. The shipment included the drawings and a CD-ROM containing the Photo Assembly Guides and Construction Manual.

    Besides the large dollar amounts on …

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  • I Ordered a Kit Airplane

    Three view illustration of the ZODIAC CH 650.

    After a lifetime of dreaming and months of research and consideration, I ordered a ZODIAC CH 650 B kit from Zenith Aircraft on October 12, 2020. I have about three months to continue planning the project before the actual kit ships in early January 2021. The drawings should arrive in …

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