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Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS

Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS

Based on the ZODIAC CH 601 HD, the SUPER ZODIAC features tapered and shortened 'speed wings' to achieve a higher cruise speed. The wing span is reduced to 23 feet, and the wing area is lowered to 98 sq. feet, with the airfoil tapering to a 34 inch chord at the wing tips. The speed wings have full-length ailerons for very responsive controls. The SUPER ZODIAC has the same fuselage and tail sections as the CH 601 HD model; the only difference being the outboard wing panels. The outboard wings of the SUPER ZODIAC and the ZODIAC CH 601 HD can actually be interchanged.

PERFORMANCE SINGLE
800 LB.
DUAL
1,050 LB.
TOP SPEED (mph) 150 150
CRUISE (mph) 135 135
VNE (mph) 160 160
STALL SPEED (mph) 48 54
RATE OF CLIMB (FPM) 1,300 1,100
TAKE-OFF ROLL (ft.) 450 550
LANDING DISTANCE (ft.) 550 550
SERVICE CEILING (ft.) 12,000+ 12,000+
RANGE (std., SM) 540 540
LOAD FACTOR (G) +/- 9 +/- 6.8

Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS: Three View Schematic - Not To Scale

SPECIFICATIONS Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS
WING SPAN 23 FT.
WING AREA 98 SQ.FT.
LENGTH 19 FT.
EMPTY WEIGHT* 590 LB.
USEFUL LOAD 610 LB.
GROSS WEIGHT 1,200 LB.
WING LOADING 12.2 psf
POWER LOADING 15 LB./HP
DESIGN LOAD FACTOR (ultimate) +/- 6 "G"
CABIN WIDTH 44 INCHES
FUEL CAPACITY (std. header tank) 16 Gallons (US)
- with Optional Wing Tanks 30 Gallons (US)

NOTE: Specification and performance figures are based on standard factory prototype test results, with standard Rotax 912 powerplant. Standard atmosphere, sea level, no wind. All technical data, specification and performance figures subject to change without notice.  
Source: Zenair Ltd. (1992). 

*Typical empty weight with the Rotax 912 engine and basic equipment. Heavier engines reduce the useful load of the aircraft.

Engine Limitations: 65 - 115 hp, up to 265 lbs. max. firewall-forward weight. Alternative engines will affect performance, specifications and flight characteristics of the aircraft. Also, the weight and balance of the aircraft may be adversely affected by alternative engines, and the original fuel system may not be adequate or suitable for some engines. Most alternative engines will require a custom engine mount and engine cowl. Zenith Aircraft Company does not manufacture or directly support engines.

Super ZODIAC CH 601 HDS (tailwheel option)

The sleek lines of the SUPER ZODIAC give the image of a high performance composite aircraft, while providing the durability and simplicity that only an all-metal aircraft can offer. 


"Bridges the gap between high performance and affordability. With the Rotax 912, the SUPER ZODIAC becomes a truly great commuting aircraft. ...Cruise at 140 MPH at 80 percent power while still only burning four gallons per hour. Not bad for a plane with a fixed landing gear! ...The SUPER ZODIAC will carry two passengers and their gear as far as anyone is likely to want to travel. ...SUPER ZODIAC buyers are getting an extremely well-designed kit made up of excellent materials. They are getting a kit they can realistically build by themselves in a reasonable amount of time and without a lot of specialized tools... Strong, durable, cheap to maintain, and fun to fly..."
- SPORT PILOT Magazine

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