The affordable recreational kit
aircraft for the sport pilot: Enjoy leisure flights, with exceptional unrestricted
visibility... operate from short grass strips... make round trips of several hundred miles
in a single day... Take
your partner for a local pleasure flight, or to a far-off destination (with overnight
...EXPERIENCE IT ALL WITH THE ZODIAC.
turned out to be a delight to fly and land. Call it a BMW Z3 with wings. Cessna and
Piper trainers are downright stodgy in comparison.´
The ZODIAC is
the answer to your dreams, offering you superior performance and capabilities, comfortable
side - by - side seating, surprisingly affordable costs, and best of all, the ZODIAC is
available as a durable all metal kit that you can quickly build yourself - with
just basic skills and tools.
The ZODIAC is easy and affordable to build
and fly, yet it's an airplane you won't easily outgrow. The ZODIAC is the perfect project
for the first-time builder and the demanding sport pilot, bridging the gap between
performance flying and affordable costs: Simple and quick to build; easy and fun to
fly. Well suited for low-time pilots, the ZODIAC offers exciting performance and good
cross-country flying capabilities. Loaded with standard features, the new ZODIAC models
provide all-metal durability, first-class comfort for two large persons in a wide cabin,
large baggage compartments, and much more. New complete kits reduce building time,
requiring no special skills or tools to put together. Originally introduced in 1984, the
ZODIAC design has a proven track record. It's fun and easy to fly even for the novice
pilot, yet has capabilities and performance that will thrill the most experienced pilot.
|Ex-NASA chief Daniel Goldin
checks out the ZODIAC and discusses the aircraft features with designer Chris Heintz at
[Photo courtesy EAA]
"...a playful, delightful
airplane with side-by-side seating and a gorgeous bubble canopy. Handling is great,
stability is pleasant, and the kit is very straight forward. Highly recommended."
-- US AVIATOR magazine
THE MODELS OF THE ZODIAC:
Choose the model with the performance and features you want in an airplane:
ZODIAC CH 601 XL is
the newest ZODIAC model, updated specifically for the
Pilot category. New features include a new
wing design with flaps, a new canopy, and increased payload. Click here for details and specifications on the ZODIAC CH 601 XL.
The ZODIAC CH 601 HD is the basic ZODIAC model, based
on the original CH 600 aircraft developed in 1984 as a primary trainer. This heavy-duty
(HD) model is stressed a full +/- 6 G's at design gross weight, and is suitable for most
engine types ranging from 65 to 115 HP. Affordable, easy to build, and loads of fun for
both novice and experienced pilots. Click here for details and
specifications on the ZODIAC CH 601 HD.
The sleek SUPER ZODIAC CH 601 HDS
incorporates tapered speed wings, allowing the sporty ZODIAC to fly at a brisk 135 MPH on
just 80 HP. Very affordable and efficient performance flying. Click
here for details and specifications on the Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS.
lightweight ZODIAC model, the CH 601 (UL) has
been developed specifically for the Advanced Ultralight category in Canada and other
applicable countries. This ZODIAC model is the ideal low-cost trainer or recreational
aircraft. Click here for details and specifications on the
ZODIAC CH 601 UL.
Visit our huge Photo Library to see hundreds of pictures of
completed ZODIACs and construction photos.