With well over 10,000 kits shipped since 1992, the Zenith Company (USA) is known for its solid aircraft platforms that can be assembled relatively easily. The Zenith 601XL was first flown in 1991, an improvement on the HD (heavy-duty) model. It’s a remarkably simple-to-fly aircraft with docile characteristics, wing fuel tanks and a wing design that improved overall performance from the HD model.
Offered for sale is this stunning award-winning (SAAA) example, fitted with a 6 Cylinder Jabiru 3300 motor with a Rotec Liquid cooling kit, carbon fibre adjustable 3-blade propeller and a suite of avionics and other features.
Engine: Jabiru 3300 Solid lifter / Rotec liquid cooling
Engine TT: 137.7 hours
Propeller: 3 blade carbon fibre (ground adjustable)
Avionics & equipment:
Water temp gauge
Garmin GPS Map 296 colour
Garmin SL40 Com
Full lighting (Nav, strobes, landing light, taxi light)
Voted ‘Best VH aircraft home built’ (SAAA) Aus Fly
Wing tanks – 95 ltrs useable approx.
Electric aileron and elevator trim
Dual controls (except brakes)
Nil accident history / always hangared
Pro series racing belts and leather racing-style seats
Weights / other data:
Stall speed: 37kts
Cruise: 2700RPM – 100kts IAS (approx.)
Fuel Consumption: 18-20 ltrs/hour