Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Now I don't no about you but I reckon one off the best bang for ya buck MICROLITES out there has to be this Puppy the Zenith Zodiac CH601XL.
Having gone out and tootled around in one with Wayne I would be looking for one if the Jodel wasn't my thing. Go for a fly you will be amazed by this lil Beastie. The performance is to say the least spectacular. It's got a 100hp Rotax (the Club had a 80Hp one performed just as well in private hands now) it can carry a hellva lot of gear two people faster than either a Tomahawk or a C-152 further & than they can. The other nifty feature is they have wing lockers both sides for what ever ya carrying. Why Aero Clubs ain't got these great machines on line well more fool them I say.
Microlites today are so sophisticated they in most case either surpass the performance of there older kind are stressed far in excess of there older kind and in many cases get along quite a bit faster. Mind you we do still have ye basic Microlites still for the purists such as the Bantam etc depends on what ya like.
Strip flying for this machine no sweet and it's very good at it. Oh the other great thing about it is the ROOM stacks of it.