Larry Nelson
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Trade Plans 601HD for 701

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Banks Mar 5, 2023. 1 Reply

I have an extra set of plans for a Zenith 601 HD.  I would like to trade these plans for a set of plans for a 701.  If you are interested contact me at

Tags: plans, HD, 601


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Building and Flying Info / Your Profession / Other Background Info
I am a chemist working for an oil analysis lab for the DOD. I have 4 kids under 14 when I was building.

I am building a second one for my dad and documenting it on Youtube.
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 9:25am on December 8, 2017, Joe Hopwood said…

Hi Larry,  I know very little about the HDS so not sure what to say as I have an XL TD.  I will answer any questions you may have to my best ability and knowledge.

At 12:40am on November 4, 2017, Michael T. said…

hi Larry nice to meet you

I`m just getting started on my 640 buld and I`m very excited about it. You need to talk to Scott Stewart about his spreadsheet on the 640. This guy is wealth of information on the 640.

He created a 640 errata sheet thats a must have and a cost materials list for the aircraft also. he replied to me on my plane page you can find his link there

have great day

At 5:12pm on January 3, 2016, Jerry Latimer said…


Here is a copy of the invoice from my last strut order from McMaster-Carr.  If you struts are correct the placement of the rear attachment point has to be too close.

Jerry Latimer


At 6:09pm on October 25, 2015, Jerry Latimer said…


I'm sending you 3 photos of canopy prior to install while it was on the plane.  It looks very similar to yours.  Some of the gap on the side is needed for clearance for the canopy frame.

At 4:13pm on September 23, 2015, Rich Whittington said…
I got my tail wheel endorsement in a Citabria. The HDS is a docile tail dragger.
At 3:19pm on September 2, 2015, Chad Drzewiecki said…

Hey Larry how's it goin!? I wish I was going to CC this month, I am going to the one in November down in Barnwell! Your project looks awesome! You're a bit ahead of me, so I'm sure I'll be askin' you plenty of questions!



At 3:52pm on January 29, 2015, Larry Nelson said…

Getting closer every day.  Just got a 140 crank that was at standard.  So i had it magnafluxed and all is well.  So now I am able to get it polished, treaded and begin to close the lower engine.  Also began working on the wiring and canopy.  with any luck i may be able to finish by Christmas (just not saying what chrismas)

At 9:29pm on December 7, 2014, John Maselli said…

Larry I am working on the second wing i keep adding pics so you can see my progress. I try to do a couple of hours a night during the week. More on the weekends. I finished the bottom skin and wing tip. Now today I cut the top skin and added the stringers,

At 1:30pm on November 18, 2014, John Maselli said…

It's great to have someone to converse with on this project I think that's half the fun of building is sharing ideas etc. I am sure I will have many questions. I bought the kit from some old aviators who could not go any further on it. It's great to get back into building a plane like this.  I have some pics of the arrival of the kit and setting up the garage on box I will send you an invite I need your email.

At 9:15pm on September 17, 2014, Frederick Schutt said…

Just wondering how far you are on completing your corvair engine. Seems like you know all the secrets on contacting WW and Mark. Maybe you could let me in on the secrets.



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