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NEW Builder and owner submitted photos and videos on the new ZENITH.AERO Online Community for Zenith Aircraft Builders & Flyers.
 
First Flight First Flight Video Clip from Australia
First Flight Video First Flight footage of Andy Elliott's Corvair-powered ZODIAC XL (November 24, 2008) in Arizona.

Zodiac CH 650

Zenair Europe's Zodiac CH 650 (powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912 ULS engine) at AERO Friedrichshafen on April 4, 2009.  AERO Friedrichshafen (in Germany) is the showcase for new products for the European sport aviation scene.

Chris Heintz Designer Chris Heintz (retired) visits with EAA President Tom Poberezny and Gary Worden (EAA publications) at AERO Friedrichshafen (Germany, April 4, 2009).
Zodiac CH 650 Designer Chris Heintz (retired) discusses the Zodiac design at AERO Friedrichshafen
Zodiac Zenair Europe at AERO Friedrichshafen (in Germany).
Zodiac CH650E The European ZODIAC CH 650E model over the French countryside
Zodiac CH650E Flying the European ZODIAC CH 650E, powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912S engine
Custom panel A great view of the roomy ZODIAC CH 650 cabin, with a custom instrument panel.
Open canopy

View of the ZODIAC CH 650's open canopy

Zodiac - air-to-air

Great photo of the Zodiac, photographed looking backward from a Zodiac.

Zodiac

The European Zodiac CH 650 at the Blois fly-in gathering in France, in front of a yellow STOL CH 701

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Kit Crate

...from Crate to Plane:  Photos of Don Honabach's Zodiac CH 601 HDS project (Tempe, Arizona):

"I found this picture of the original crate that plane parts were shipped in - these two pictures say it all!  From Day 1 and to today.."

Zodiac

Zodiac  From the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers: 

Two impressed STOL CH 701 pilots (at left) photograph a Zodiac arriving at their dirt landing strip
650 Flight with ULpower Video Clip: Gus Warren of FlyWithGus.net flies a Zodiac CH 650 with the new UL260I engine from ULPower
Zodiac

From the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers: 

Canadian Zodiac CH 601 HD

Zodiac

Flying a Zodiac somewhere in the Middle East...

Flight in the Zodiac

Video clip from Scott Laughlin (Zodiac CH 601 XL powered by a Corvair engine):

"This morning my wife asked me to skip work and take her flying.  Since she almost NEVER asks me to go flying I jumped at the offer.  It was really cold and starting to snow but we drove out to the airport anyway.  The clouds were high and the day was supposed to get better so we flew to York, Nebraska for lunch.
We took the courtesy car into town and had a great lunch, then flew back in warmer weather and sunshine.  It was a great day!
Building was fun but flying is better."

Zodiac

A Russian Zodiac

Landing in the desert...

From the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers
Great photo from Steve Smith showing an off-airport landing "on a random dirt road in the middle of nowhere, Nevada"

VW Turbo

Also from the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers: 

A custom VW turbo engine installation (with gear reduction unit) on a Zodiac (in Brazil).

On final...

Landing the Zodiac XL at Shelbyville, Tennessee (December 12, 2008). 
Sebastian and Roger (from the Zenith Aircraft factory) flew the Zodiac XL demo plane to visit JabiruUSA in Shelbyville (Tennessee). The flight was 390 miles (each way), or a little under 3 hours. During the trip the demonstrator Zodiac XL N9601Z passed 1,300 hours total time on the tach, powered by the 6-cylinder Jabiru 3300 engine.

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Zodiac Zodiac XL on grass
Zodiac Zodiac CH 601 with a custom Subaru engine installation
Zodiac XL From the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers: 

First engine run-up (Jabiru 3300) in a new Zodiac
Zodiac Landing a Zodiac... interesting paint scheme aligns with the horizon.
Zodiac Zodiac CH 601 HD tail dragger
Zodiac Landing on grass...
Zodiac Zodiac - with a STOL CH 701 taxiing in the background...

Zodiac flying

Pasture "runway" in South Africa

Zodiac

 

Zodiac Grass field operations...
Zodiac Flying in South Africa

Zodiac XL prototype The prototype Zodiac XL, N601CH, continues to fly on a weekly basis with its original engine, paint, upholstery and instruments.
Here it is shown flying over the redwood forests of Northern California.  The Lycoming O-235 (115 hp) engine powers the prototype.
Zodiac "Scorpio" Zodiac
Jabiru 3300

Tony Graziano's ZODIAC XL powered by the Jabiru 3300 (Buchanan, Tennessee):

"What a really great flying machine!  When I put it in the hanger, I immediately look forward to enjoying the sky with it again.  After three years of flying my XL I just completed my third Annual Condition Inspection last month with over 418 hrs and 815 landings.  As usual, no surprises.

"Fifty-five (55) landings in the past few months were on my farm onto a bumpy grass/dirt 50x1500 down hill strip with an approach through the trees and over power lines with the "strip" crossing a gravel road.  Take off from the farm is over 75 ft trees on my neighbor's property.  Once I have built a shelter for my XL, I plan to have its home on the farm. My landings on the farm are full flap "arrivals", but my mental Short Final Checklist is: Carb Heat OFF, watch airspeed/sink rate, READY to GO AROUND - if things do not look right. The XL is a tough bird."

 

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Video clip: Zodiacs perform at an Asian airshow

Zodiac first flight

Fred Sturges of Belvidere, Illinois, taxies out for the first flight in his Zodiac (September 10, 2008).

Zodiac Zodiac powered by the 100-hp Rotax 912S
Zodiac Custom instrument panel
Zodiac CH 601 HD Zodiac CH 601 HD in Great Britain (with a couple more Zodiacs in the background)
Romania Four Zodiacs and a high wing STOL CH 701 in Romania

Zodiac

Tim Garrett flying his Zodiac at Creve Coeur airport (St. Louis, Missouri) with a bridge spanning the Missouri River in the background

Zodiac XL

Tim Garrett in his his Zodiac, powered by the Jabiru 3300 engine.

Zodiac Tim Garrett is living with relapsing-remitting MS (multiple sclerosis), and yet is pursuing his dreams of building and flying his own aircraft.

He recently flew to Springfield, Illinois and held an MS patient program right inside the 1st Class Air FBO hanger with his Zodiac.  Other MS patients are challenged to go out and find their own dream, too, after seeing his airplane.
(After the program, a squadron of F-18's landed and parked next to the plane (see photo).
See the website: FlyingWithMS.com

Zodiac Taildragger Zodiac
Zodiac Landing on grass...
Zodiac Zodiac with a new Jabiru 3300 engine cowl.
Mountain flying Mountain flying in Europe
Zodiac Zodiac XL rudder tail section... can you spot the second Zodiac rudder?
Zodiac CH 601

Matthew Walker's Zodiac in South Korea:

"I have had the plane flying for a few weeks now.  It flies great !!!  I can take the Zenair up in windy conditions and it is like being on rails on final approach. 
"The Jabiru engine and prop also works well with the airframe. 
"It is just near the end of rain season and still 35 degrees outside.  I am getting the plane painted in mid September when it cools down and we have no problems with insects getting in the paintwork."

Zodiac
Zodiac Middle-eastern Zodiac
Comfortable side-by-side seating Comfortable side-by-side seating with dual control sticks
Custom panel Custom instrument panel includes the Dynon FlightDEK-D180 EFIS with the HS34 HSI expansion module.
Zodiac

Zodiac CH 601 HDS

Zodiac From the zenith.aero online community for builders and flyers

Bright yellow Zodiac
Spanish fly... A Spanish Zodiac
Camping Camping with the Zodiac at a fly-in
Gathering of Zodiacs Gathering of Zodiacs
Zodiac A plans-built (and modified) Zodiac CH 601 taildragger in Europe.
Zodiac Two Zodiac aircraft: Front view and side view...

   
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