Zenith  

 

ZODIAC Home
 

NEW Library #132
NEW Library #131
NEW Library #130
Library #129
Library #128
Library #127
Library #126
Library #125
Library #124
Library #123
Library #122
Library #121
Library #120
Library #119
Library #118
Library #117
Library #116
Library #115
Library #114
Library #113
Library #112
Library #111
Library #110
Library #109
Library #108
Library #107
Library #106
Library #105
Library #104
Library #103
Library #102
Library #101
Library #100
Library #99
Library #98
Library #97
Library #96
Library #95
Library #94
Library #93
Library #92
Library #91
Library #90
Library #89
Library #88
Library #87
Library #86
Library #85
Library #84
Library #83
Library #82
Library #81
Library #80
Library #79
Library #78
Library #77
Library #76
Library #75
Library #74
Library #73
Library #72
Library #71
Library #70
Library #69
Library #68
Library #67
Library #66
Library #65
Library #64
Library #63
Library #62
Library #61
Library #60
Library #59
Library #58
Library #57
Library #56
Library #55
Library #54
Library #53
Library #52
Library #51
Library #50
Library #49
Library #48
Library #47
Library #46
Library #45
Library #44
Library #43
Library #42
Library #41
Library #40
Library #39
Library #38
Library #37
Library #36
Library #35
Library #34
Library #33
Library #32
Library #31
Library #30
Library #29
Library #28
Library #27
Brazil
Library #26
Library #25
Floats Library
Library #24
Library #23
Library #22
Library #21
Instrument Panel
Library #20a
Library #20
Library #19
Library #18
Library #17
Library #16
Library #15
Library #14
Library #13
Library #12
Library #11
Library #10
Library #9
Library #8
Library #7
Library #6
Cabin Details
Library #5
Engines
Library #4
Library #3
Library #2
Library #1
Main Photo Page

Videos

More Information...

STOL Photos

Follow us:
Zenith on facebook

    
Zodiac CH 650

 
ZODIAC Photo Libraries
The Zenith CH 650 - Zodiac Photo Gallery #125

  

Click on thumbnail images for full-size picture. Choose additional photo galleries on left-hand menu.

CH 650 The new Zenith CH 650 demo aircraft equipped with a brand new UL350iS engine installation and cowl.
CH 650 The new ULPower cowl of the CH 650
CH 650 The new Zenith CH 650 demo aircraft equipped with a brand new UL350iS engine installation and cowl.
UL Power Firewall-Forward (FWF) kit package The UL Power Firewall-Forward (FWF) kit package from Zenith Aircraft Company. Shown here: The 130-hp UL350iS powerplant in the CH 650 cruiser.
Zodiac CH 650 video clip

NEW Video Clip:
Flying the Zenith CH 650

Flight Simulator

Updated New X-Plane 10.20 Flight Simulator files for the Zenith CH 650 (now supports 64-bit computing!).  

Fly the Zenith cruiser from your armchair!  
View Screenshots 
Video clip

Pilot magazine, May 2012 The Zenith CH 650 on the cover of Pilot magazine

PILOT magazine, May 2012 issue, cover story: "Zippy Zodiac"  Cover story and flight review by Dave Unwin, pages 26 - 32. 

" I liked the CH650 a lot ...it offers exceptional value for the money."


Zodiac CH 650

Photos of the lighter European Zenair CH 650E powered by the 100-hp Rotax 912 ULS engine.


Zodiac CH 650 Flying new Zenith CH 650, powered by the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine
Zodiac CH 650 The Zenith Zodiac CH 650
Zodiac CH 650 cabin A nice custom CH 650 instrument panel, custom seats, and dual control sticks.
Flying the Zodiac CH 650

Flying the new CH 650


Zodiac CH 650

A great photo of a new Zenith CH 650 in flight (notice the bubble canopy shade).

Zodiac CH 650 The new CH 650, powered by the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine
Zodiac CH 650 The Zenith Zodiac CH 650

Flying the Zodiac CH 650 Flying new Zenith CH 650, powered by the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine
Zodiac CH 650 The Zenith Zodiac CH 650
Flying the Zodiac CH 650 The CH 650
Flying the new CH 650
Zodiac CH 650 The new Zenith Zodiac CH 650
The new Zenith CH 650
Zodiac CH 650 The new CH 650, powered by the 100-hp Continental O-200 engine
Zodiac CH 650 A nice side view of the Zenith CH 650 in flight
Zodiac Flying the Zenith Zodiac CH 650
CH 650 Custom kit-built CH 650, powered by a Corvair auto conversion
Zodiac instrument panel A nice custom CH 650 instrument panel, with the dual control sticks option
Zodiac CH 650 Zenith Zodiac CH 650, introduced at EAA AirVenture.
 
Zodiac CH 650 On owning and operating this ZODIAC CH 650 LSi:

"I initially considered the AMD Zodiac because I wanted a special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) that was approved for night flight and instrument flight rules (IFR).  I like the idea of working with a U.S.-based company, and it turned out to be a good decision. For use in training, the simplicity if the Zodiac's airframe, use of conventional materials, and the Part 33-certified Continental O-200 were appealing.
"...N117FA is equipped rather uniquely for a light-sport aircraft; my goal was to have one aircraft to provide sport, private and instrument training.  The Garmin GNS530W's traffic displays are a safety benefit, and the canopy is perfect for clearing turns. Aspen PFD features, such as map details and navigation data, can be turned off at the touch of a button to prevent the aspiring sport pilot from becoming overwhelmed.  With all functions enabled, the situational awareness for actual IFR far surpasses what was formerly available only for the big iron.  As an instrument trainer, the Zodiac is economical, stable and provides and approach speed that gives the student time to react without getting behind the plane.  At a fuel burn of approximately 6 gph, the Zodiac saves about $20 an hour at today's fuel prices over the typical IFR trainer.
"...Once inside the cockpit of the Zodiac, it is comfortable, so rushing the fligh would only shorten the fun..."

custom instruments panel
Zodiac CH 650
Zodiac CH 650]
Wing baggage locker The Zenith CH 650 equipped with a wing baggage locker.
From the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers:

Two Zodiac aircraft flying cross county

Dave Gardea's Corvair-powered CH 650 B: First Flight Video and Photos

Zodiac CH 650 canopy The Zenith Zodiac CH 650 rear canopy on display at 2008 EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh).
Zodiac CH 650 fuselage assembly The Zenith CH 650 fuselage assembly with a Jabiru 3300 engine
Zodiac CH 650 The Zenith Zodiac CH 650 fuselage assembly, with a Jabiru 3300 engine installation, at EAA AirVenture.
custom instrument panel Custom instrument panel with dual Dynon EIS / EFIS and Garmin 496 GPS

   
Previous Photo Gallery Next Photo Gallery
   

"The Zenith literature package is easily the most complete package I have received from any light aviation company, and I€™ve seen many other good ones among the hundreds I have studied. Lots and lots of information is presented with some lovely graphics. The literature alone is impressive, but the volume of information will keep you reading for hours. You can get a good idea of what you're buying without ever leaving your chair."

€” EAA Experimenter magazine 

  • Click here to order the ZODIAC Info Kit with an all-new DVD

Note: Many of these images show customer-built aircraft, some of which have been modified without the designer's specific approval. Modifications will affect the specifications and performance of the aircraft.

ZODIAC CH 650  

ZODIAC Updates 

Search zenithair.com

ZODIAC Home

ZENITH AIRCRAFT Home

Recommended Reading


Zenith.Aero: Online community for active Zenith builders, owners and pilots

The One Week Wonder project at AirVenture 2014

 Zenith Aircraft Company

Zenith Aircraft Company
1881 Airport Road, Mexico Memorial Airport
Mexico, Missouri, 65265  USA.
Tel: 573-581-9000 (Mon - Fri, 8-5 Central),
Comments or questions? Click Here

Zenith Aircraft Company: 2013-02-14