Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

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Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:19 pm

We have taken over the Zodiac 601XL project started by the late Dirk Nordhoff. Purchased by Reinhard Losch and sold to us. Thanks Dirk and Reinhard. We collected and transported from Springs to Cape Town. LT stands for Lance and Tyrone! Dirk has done a great job so far with all the upgrades. Some pics as it was when we acquired it.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:07 pm

Finally getting to work on the 601.
Redid the workshop floor, table, electrics and lights. JN-1 moved to the hanger and the 601 moved in.
Corrosion coated some parts. Opened the rudder for inspection and riveted it closed.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:45 am

Been fiddling on some parts lately. Elevator, Manual trim tab, seat options.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby nicow » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:01 pm

looks good (^^)
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:23 am

Painted inside. Started reassembly.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:15 pm

Some times you just make a fun part just because... Made a plug, made a mould, made a nose cone! wonder how balanced it is? think I'll try one in carbon
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:19 am

Had some fun designing and building the seats and panel. super satisfied with my results.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:03 pm

More than satisfied with the seats and panel. Also made the throttle quadrant.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:48 pm

Fitting the canopy has to be the most stressful. Cutting fitting. cutting fitting. cutting fitting. but it is done.
All control cables in and working. Progress with a smile.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Bushbabie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:39 pm

Haven't got to post updates for some time. Two stage metallic with one coat of High Gloss.
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Re: Lance n Tyrone's Zodiac 601XL Build

Postby Jean Crous » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:57 pm

Very nice chaps !! I like the paint job.
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