Jim B Belcher
  • Alpine, TX
  • United States
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750 Cruizer plans for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim B Belcher May 13, 2021. 4 Replies

I have a brand new, unused set of plans for the 750 cruizer for sale. My price is $500, CONUS sales only. I think the Cruizer is a great aircraft, but I ran into unworkable problems in gettig the kit…Continue

Continental O200 for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mitch Donnelly Jun 3, 2021. 4 Replies

This engine was removed from a 601XLB, and was running last year, when I shut it down due to fuselage issues. Included is the engine mount, the Sky Tech generator, the PlanePower starter, a dual…Continue

Zenith XL/650 parts for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim B Belcher Apr 24, 2021. 1 Reply

If you're going to build a 650 or XL, here's the chance to save some time and money. These parts are from an XL, and are offered as a lot. Buy these, which are at half the price I paid for them, and…Continue

Removed More 601XL stuff for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Bell Nov 12, 2021. 3 Replies

Flaps - $168Main Landing gear (does not include wheel axles) - $416Rudder - $163Horizontal Stabilizer (Includes trim tab) - $714Ailerons (left has trim tab) - $352Seat cushions (pair) - $400All…Continue

Tags: rudden, horizontal, stabilizer, cushions, seat


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More 601XL stuff for sale

Flaps - $168Main Landing gear (does not include wheel axles) - $416Rudder - $163Horizontal Stabilizer (Includes trim tab) - $714Ailerons (left has trim tab) - $352Seat cushions (pair) - $400All prices are FOB Alpine, Texas, and do not include the cost of crating. The only shipping locally available is UPS. You are encouraged to consider picking up the items locally, and saving the cost of shiping and cratingI have included photos of some of the items. If serious interest exists, I will add…See More
Mar 8, 2021
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650 control sticks

I'm parting out an XL. I have a pair of control sticks for sale. Asking price is $425, which is about half Zenith's new price, plus shipping. I'll include Zenith's installation drawings.See More
Feb 11, 2021
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fuel tanks for sale

I have two Z601XLB fuel tanks for sale. These ae 12 gallon tanks, which in my case, was about a bladder's worth of flight time. The fuel senders are installed in the end of the tanks. and were checked out with fuel quantity displays. I'll include the displays, if you pick up the tanks here. The tanks are at E38, in Alpine, Texas. My asking price is $400 for the pair, plus crating and shipping, if required.See More
Dec 14, 2020

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 9:25am 0 Comments

Merry Christmas, to all the Zenith family everywhere, from the mountains of far west Texas!

Grandson help

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 2:39pm 5 Comments

I moved my 601XLB to the airport a couple of months ago for final assembly. A week or so ago, I took my grandson along while I did some measurements for the seat cushions. He wanted to sit in the cockpit, which was fine by me. When I turned around, I found him making very careful, but of course meaningless measurements, along the top of the pilot side.

I don't think he really understands what we're doing, but I figure the early exposure to airplanes can't hurt anything.…


Continental O200 baffles

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 1:42pm 5 Comments

I may be repeating what everyone else already knows, but just in case....

I've priced O200 baffles, and even the units built by other than Cessna were pricey, probably due to the FAA paperwork. The cheapest I found were around $800. That's a lot of money for a little aluminum, and a bit of seal.

Whilst browsing through my library, I happened to scan my copy of the late Tony Bingelis' "Firewall Forward." Inside, I found a scalable pattern for O-200…


Nice touch-up to the site format

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 8:11am 0 Comments

I find things more readable. Good job!

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At 9:39am on June 17, 2015, Roger Lambert said…

I'm so sorry to hear about your incident. I hope you're feeling better. Have you been able to tell what caused the loss of power?

Roger Lambert

At 2:26pm on June 23, 2012, Rolly Hughes said…

Jim, thanks for your comments. I had thought about going along the botttom with the brake lines. I feel better about that now. How far along are you on the plane? Maybe I could take a day trip down to Alpine. It isn't that far.

Contact me directly at rolloman66@yahoo.com


At 8:21am on September 20, 2011, Bill Carter said…

Welcome to the family.

I wish you the all the best with
your project. If you ever get the chance to visit the Zenith factory please
take the time to stop by our builder assist facility too. We are their newest
and nearest builder assist facility and like to have visitors. We are right
here in Mexico, Mo., not far from the factory.

Take care and good luck,

Bill Carter

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