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Zodiac 650 B built ZU-IIJ

Unread post by Induna » Sun May 10, 2015 11:15 pm

Hi,

I took over the project of James Roberts and will complete this build.

Originally it was a 601XL, but James got most of the 650 upgrade parts. I discussed it with Philip (Bundu) and I will acquire all the remaining 650 B parts to make this a proper 650 B model.

Watch this space as the build progresses...

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Sun May 10, 2015 11:24 pm

Hi,

The status of the project is as follow:

1. Fuselage is mainly complete. Still a couple of things to do, but most of the work has been done.
2. Wings still to be built. One wing as partially complete.
3. Stabiliser has been completed and is ready for installation.

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Bundu » Wed May 13, 2015 5:49 am

Jacque, there is an almost complete CH650B with UL350i in Saldanha at the moment. I can sen you contact details.
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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:20 pm

Hi,

The built is progressing nicely. Just limited time and need some spares to continue.

Will post some pics of the progress shortly.


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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Bushbabie » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:16 pm

HI Bud. How about some updates on the build. Should get going on ours in Dec.
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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:21 pm

Hi,

the build is progressing very well. Most of the construction is completed. Only the rudder left and then some finishing inside the fuselage. I am aiming to complete all construction by January and then painting to follow.

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:31 pm

I am also considering to convert it to a taildragger. I just love my taildraggers... 8)

I will have a chat with Philip for the parts that's required and pricing.

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:36 am

Hi,

Update: I have decided to go the taildragger route, but leave the tri-gear attachments for future use. (they are quite concealed) So, the parts have been ordered and awaiting delivery..

So I have got work cut out for me this holiday...! :)

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:24 am

Hi,

good news... My engine and taildragger parts have arrived in Cape Town... I will be collecting on Thursday.

First thing now will be to finish off the rudder and then start the TD conversion. I will post pics as soon as I am home. The project is progressing nicely..

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Unread post by Induna » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:24 am

Hi,

good news... My engine and taildragger parts have arrived in Cape Town... I will be collecting on Thursday.

First thing now will be to finish off the rudder and then start the TD conversion. I will post pics as soon as I am home. The project is progressing nicely..

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:16 pm

Below is some random pics of the build so far..

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:22 pm

Some more...
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Unread post by Induna » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:25 pm

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by Induna » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:36 pm

Progress so far...

1. Wings complete. Ready for primer.
2. All control cables (excl rudder) installed and tested.
3. Rudder construction completed. Just need control horn.
4. Tailwheel installed.
5. Most of fuselage complete.
6. Canopy installation complete.

To do before painting and upholstery...

1. Install main landing gear blade for TD configuration.
2. Finish horizontal stabilizer fiberglass fairings.
3. Finish fuselage step fairings.
4. Install panel.

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Re: Zodiac 650 B built

Unread post by nomie » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:42 am

Looks great!

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