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I am now the proud owner of N963MJ

am now the proud owner of n963mj

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#1 rcpilot

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Posted August 08 2015 - 02:49 PM

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Plane was delivered yesterday to Brookhaven. It's a 2004 Zenith Zodiac CH601 XLB experimental(i.e. homebuilt) light sport aircraft. At the age of 55 I finally decided to fill a life long dream and learn to fly. I'm going for sport pilot and there seems to be both a shortage of schools offering it as well as aircraft locally. So I decided to just get my own plane and will probably start my lessons in a couple of weeks. My instructor has to fly 5 hours in my plane by himself to make the insurance people happy. Looking forward to getting in the air!

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#2 Scrappy.NY

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:03 PM

Get cowl plugs. Plug all holes that go under the engine cowling. Bird nests and crap is not fun to clean out. Lots of luck with it!
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#3 rcpilot

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:08 PM

I'm going to have to make them because it looks like the only ones out there are for the Lycoming powered factory version. This has a Rotax 912 ULS.

#4 CommonSense

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:16 PM

How many of your firearms did you sell to afford that? ;-)

Edited by CommonSense, August 08 2015 - 03:16 PM.


#5 Huntington Guy

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:22 PM

Cowl plugs, pitot plugs...if it has an opening...plug it or cap it when parked. Birds and bees (yep) even spiders get into them and can ruin your day.
Congratulations on your acquisition...EXP is a bold (sometimes) brave world...
I'm a little envious over your buy...good luck to you.
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#6 LongIsland Guy

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:32 PM

Best of luck with your purchase and lessons..fly on!

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:39 PM

How many of your firearms did you sell to afford that? ;-)


a lot
http://www.controlle...XLB/1371535.htm

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:52 PM

Congrats and good luck, rcpilot! Now, you'll have to change your handle to full-scalepilot!
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#9 CommonSense

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Posted August 08 2015 - 03:55 PM

a lot
http://www.controlle...XLB/1371535.htm

After you learn how to do air support is this your next purchase?

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#10 pitbull428

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:00 PM

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” - Jesse Owens

Applause to you Sir for "keeping your head in the clouds" and reaching for the stars!...it's beautiful....congratulations and best of luck!


Plane was delivered yesterday to Brookhaven. It's a 2004 Zenith Zodiac CH601 XLB experimental(i.e. homebuilt) light sport aircraft. At the age of 55 I finally decided to fill a life long dream and learn to fly. I'm going for sport pilot and there seems to be both a shortage of schools offering it as well as aircraft locally. So I decided to just get my own plane and will probably start my lessons in a couple of weeks. My instructor has to fly 5 hours in my plane by himself to make the insurance people happy. Looking forward to getting in the air!


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#11 bigbore44

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:01 PM

I want that tank for my daily commute.

Good luck with the new plane rcpilot.
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#12 rcpilot

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:08 PM

a lot
http://www.controlle...XLB/1371535.htm

Actually got him down to $35K. The seller was pretty nice, flew the plane here at his own expense. The insurance is a ***** though being a student.
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#13 Flagg888

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:20 PM

Congratulations.
Please tell me you got a reputable A&P to do a pre buy.
Also, that's a strange panel layout, no attitude indicator?
Good luck and have fun with it.



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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:21 PM

Congratulations .... Nice bird !

So you can't go with him on his 5 flights ? Weird rules .

#15 smithwc6

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:24 PM

Very nice. Enjoy

#16 SteveWolf

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:28 PM

I am jealous. Have fun up there!

Share many stories so we can live vicariously through your adventures!
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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:30 PM

Did you check the price on Amazon or Craig's List?

Good luck and enjoy!

Edited by hawkeye, August 08 2015 - 04:31 PM.

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:37 PM

Very nice. Good luck and enjoy but you still got nutten on the LIF jet

#19 rcpilot

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Posted August 08 2015 - 04:56 PM

Congratulations.
Please tell me you got a reputable A&P to do a pre buy.
Also, that's a strange panel layout, no attitude indicator?
Good luck and have fun with it.

The previous owner used a Dynon D2 as an artificial horizon. When I knocked him down on the price he decided to keep it. Not a big deal. Maybe down the road I'll put in a Dynon D100 or something similar. The A&P doing the pre-buy walked me through the entire aircraft, including very specific instructions on the maintenance and operation of the Rotax engine.
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Posted August 08 2015 - 05:44 PM

Very nice congrats, Where are the mounts for the mini gun...lol
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