The detailed Drawings and Manuals guide the builder through the entire
kit building process. The drawings and manuals supplied with each kit are not just assembly instructions (as with most kits
on the market) but are detailed blueprints of each individual
part and component that make up the complete
am a graduate engineer and have spent my career in
Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance for over 30
Your ZODIAC XL Drawing Set is the best and clearest I
have ever seen.
The Drawings (or plans)
are 11" x 17" blueprints of the entire airframe assembly, and
come with an assembly manual and step-by-step Photo Assembly Guides. Supplied with a serial number, you can
actually build your own aircraft from "scratch" following
the drawings and manuals. If purchased separately, the cost of
the drawings and manuals is deductible off the cost of the full kit.
||The CH 650 Drawings & Manuals package includes a CD-ROM with
high-resolution Photo Assembly Guides for the
step-by-step assembly of the kit.
detailed CH 650 Drawings include
the drawings for the basic kit options, such as aileron trim tab,
installation for the landing and nav/strobe lights, wing lockers,
auxiliary fuel tanks, etc. Also included are basic engine mount
drawings for the Rotax 912, Jabiru 3300, Continental O-200 and
Lycoming O-235 engines.
"Zenith is one of the few kit makers that still
offers a plans-only option; the company supplies
but it will also sell sub-kits,
individual parts, or just the plans and builder's
- KITPLANES magazine: "The Scratch-Building Alternative"
The drawings for the Dual Control Sticks Option and the Tail-Wheel
Gear Configuration are available separately for $45.00 each.
Following are selected
sample CAD drawings from the drawings.
are sample drawings and are for informational and educational
THESE DRAWINGS ARE NOT FOR CONSTRUCTION, DUPLICATION, OR
"[Chris Heintz] designs have earned an excellent reputation
among pilots, builders, and aviation authorities for their durable all-metal construction,
normal flight characteristics, reliability, and low maintenance."
Sport Aviation magazine