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ZODIAC CH 601 UL

A lightened version of the ZODIAC CH 601 HD, the basic CH 601 model was developed specifically for the Advanced Ultralight (AULA) category in Canada and other European countries, where the CH 601 can be used as a trainer and personal aircraft. An Advanced Ultralight category is really more than an ultralight - it would be better described as a primary aircraft category.

ZODIAC CH 601 UL

With a reduced gross weight, this model's specifications are very similar to those of the CH 601 HD model. With a lighter gross weight (useful load), a lower empty weight is achieved using lighter materials in selected areas.

Registered as an advanced ultralight, the basic CH 601 makes an ideal low-cost trainer and personal aircraft. As a certified design, factory pre-assembled aircraft are available direct from the manufacturer.

PERFORMANCE SINGLE
800 LB.
DUAL
1,050 LB.
TOP SPEED (mph) 135 135
CRUISE (mph) 120 120
VNE (mph) 150 150
STALL SPEED (mph) 39 44
RATE OF CLIMB (FPM) 1,400 1,200
TAKE-OFF ROLL (ft.) 360 430
LANDING DISTANCE (ft.) 450 550
SERVICE CEILING (ft.) 12,000+ 12,000+
RANGE (std., SM) 480 480
RANGE (with wing tanks, SM) 820 820
LOAD FACTOR (G) +/- 7.9 +/- 6.0

ZODIAC CH 601 UL: Three View

SPECIFICATIONS ZODIAC CH 601 (UL)
WING SPAN 27 FT.
WING AREA 130 SQ.FT.
LENGTH 19 FT.
EMPTY WEIGHT 550 LB.
USEFUL LOAD 508 LB.
GROSS WEIGHT 1,058 LB.
WING LOADING 8.0 psf
POWER LOADING 13.2 LB./HP
DESIGN LOAD FACTOR +/- 6 "G"
CABIN WIDTH 44 INCHES
FUEL CAPACITY (std) 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, and are subject to change and revision without prior notice.

Engine Limitations: 65 - 100 hp, up to 225 lbs. installed. 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.

ZODIAC CH 601 UL

NOTE: In the United States, there is no equivalent advanced ultralight category. This model does not meet the FAA's definition of an ultralight (much too heavy). In the US, the CH 601 HD is a better alternative with its higher useful load capability.

  • Click here for details about the Sport Pilot category.

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Flight school using the ZODIAC CH 601 UL for
primary flight training.

"Exquisite handling, combined with a complete absence of bad characteristics make the Zodiac delightful and fun to fly. Simple systems make the plane a good trainer and also minimizes expenses. With performance equivalent or superior to the Cessna 150 series, the Zodiac costs much less to buy and operate while providing superior flying characteristics. Really, one would be hard presses to find something to complain about in this recreational all 'round performer."
- Recreational Flyer.


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