Zenith CH 650 Quick-Build Kit provides an advanced level of pre-assembly of kit parts to save the builder valuable time and to
further simplify kit assembly.
Below is a video tour of the Zenith CH 650
Quick Build Kit (with installed canopy option, ready for pick-up
at the factory):
With the new Quick Build Kit the main fuselage structure has been pre-assembled at
the factory ready for finishing and systems, such as engine and
avionics, control system, landing gear, etc.
The Zenith CH
650 kit, whether the
standard or new Quick Build Kit, is made up of the same quality parts. The difference
between a standard and quick-build kit is the level of assembly. Assembly time with a Quick-Build Kit is
projected to be 50%
less than with the standard kit! Click
here for Quick Build Kit price information.
Router for Parts Production:
The Zenith CH 650 Quick Build Kit Rear
Fuselage Assembly (shown below with standard wings
Zenith kits are eligible for licensing in the
Amateur Built Experimental category. This means that at least 51% of the
work remains for the kit builder to perform, whether building from the
standard kit or the quick-build kit.
Zenith CH 650 kit aircraft design meets the definition of the FAA’s
Sport Pilot rule, meaning that it can be operated by a licensed Sport
Pilot even when registered as a standard “Amateur-Built – Experimental”
kit aircraft.Registered under the standard “Amateur-Built – Experimental”
category, owners may choose from a wide variety of engine types and custom
configurations for their kit.Popular supported engine choices include the UL
3300, Rotax 912S, Corvair
auto conversions, or conventional aircraft engines such as the Continental
O-200 or Lycoming O-235.
Equipment, availability and level of pre-assembly subject to change without prior notice.
*Subject to meeting actual FAA "Sport Pilot" rules as constructed by the builder.
Dave Unwing / Pilot magazine
reviews the new Zenith CH 650:
“I liked the CH650 a lot ... it offers exceptional value for the money.”Read the
Flight Test Report:
Steve Flattum flight tests the Zodiac and reports:
“The CH 601 XL / CH
650 family of airplanes are a delight to fly. Simple and easy to fly
with a great view and they are very comfortable for long flights.
The airplane is very strong and it is backed by a company that has
been around for a very long time.” Read the report
Custom instrument panel with dual Dynon SkyView
Simple and quick to
build — easy and fun to fly!
Above: The FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team
(NKET) evaluated the entire CH 650 kit inside the Zenith Aircraft factory (May