Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ZENITH AIRCRAFT COMPANY “ZODIAC 601/640”




Zodiak 601
STANDARD DATA: ZODIAK 601XL Gross wt. 1,300. Empty wt. 800. Fuel capacity 24. Engine 116-hp Lycoming 0-235.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 138. Cruise mph 141. Stall mph 44. Climb rate 930 fpm. Takeoff run 500'. Landing run 500'. Range 575 sm.

STANDARD DATA: ZODIAK 640 Gross wt. 2,200. Empty wt. 1,147. Fuel capacity 38-46. Wingspan 23'. Length 20'6". Engine 125 hp.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 157. Cruise mph 150. Stall mph 47. Climb rate 950 fpm. Ceiling 12,800. Takeoff run 990. Landing run 1,150. Range 510 sm.

The long wing Zodiac originated in 1984 as an all metal two-seater. The design evolved to the 601XL with an enlarged cockpit and baggage area. The CH 640 is larger, conventional four-seater, with a 2+2 seating configuration derived from the CH 2000 production aircraft. The four-seater has a 180-hp Lycoming O-360 engine, fixed tricycle landing gear, large dual gull-wing doors, a wing span of 31.5 feet and an overall length of 23 feet.




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