Richard Kurlinski
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Osborne Mar 16, 2021. 8 Replies

I have many items for sale.  Local pick up is my first choice but if I have to ship, buyer pays actual shipping cost.Zenith 650 Corvair mount.  New, unused.  $300.00…Continue

Corvair 3.0L partially assembled - SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Earnest Fontenot Jan 10, 2021. 3 Replies

I sold my Zenith 650 so I have a 3.0L Corvair for sale. All work done on the crank, case and heads by William Wynne/SPA.  The case is assembled with the 5th bearing.  Cylinders and pistons are…Continue

Zenith CH650B kit - SOLD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Hansen Jan 5, 2021. 8 Replies

Changes in life priorities has convinced me that I need to sell my 650.  This is a complete kit except instruments. Everything is there to finish the plane including many of the expensive items you…Continue

Cylinder Baffles Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Banahan Nov 3, 2018. 4 Replies

Hi,When I purchased my core engine, it was complete except it did not have the cylinder baffles and mounting clips.  Does anyone know where I can find a set?  I have not had much luck locating…Continue


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Corvair 3.0L partially assembled

I sold my Zenith 650 so I have a 3.0L Corvair for sale. All work done on the crank, case and heads by William Wynne/SPA.  The case is assembled with the 5th bearing.  Cylinders and pistons are installed.  I have many of the parts to finish the build.  They include the heads, oil group, starter, lifters, push rod tubes, rocker arms, and distributor.  Also included are all the parts from the core engine that need inspection if to be used (i.e. push rods).  Not included are intake, exhaust,…See More
Jan 5, 2021
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"Hi Richard Still looking.. are you selling?"
Nov 3, 2020

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Aircraft Model
Zenith CH 650
Project Status
Less than half
Building From
Partial kit
Engine installed (or plan to install)
Building Experience
No Experience
Flying Experience
Private Pilot
Home Airport (ie. KMYJ)

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At 3:42pm on November 3, 2020, Derrick said…

Hi Richard

Still looking.. are you selling?

At 10:04pm on November 20, 2018, Scott Geddes said…

Richard,  Sounds like you're getting out of the airplane manufacturing business...hope it's not for good.   Anyway,  I didn't get any responses to my question about the gear uprights 6B11-3 being replaced with standard L angles for a taildragger.  Any reason you can think of other than weight savings that I couldn't use the ext angles that came with the kit?  I have to believe that there are more 601/650's that get converted to tailwheel than are built from scratch, so these uprights would already be in place.  AND, the rear one stays as an anchor point for the seat harness anyway.

 Thanks for your interest.

At 12:36pm on May 17, 2016, Larry Hellmuth said…

I flew the demonstrator down at the Zenith factory when I built the rudder there.  It was easy to control and the Jabiru 3300 had plenty of reserve power.  I would recommend that you go to and buy the appropriate DVDs for the sections of the plane you're working on.  They were IMMENSELY helpful and they were not expensive.  I was totally confused when looking at the drawings and going through the builder's manual, but the DVDs brought it all together.

The rudder is probably the easiest component to build.  If you do it and then decide you don't want to go further, you can have a nice wall decoration.  Or maybe sell it. 

At 12:45pm on May 16, 2016, Larry Hellmuth said…

Hey, Richard.  I stopped building for a couple years due to other commitments, but I should be back at it again soon.  I just sold my Beech Musketeer, so I have a new infusion of cash.

I have completed the wings, horizontal stabilizer/elevator, and rudder.  Anxious to start building the fuselage kit, but I'm thinking I might want to paint the existing pieces first, then move them out to my hangar at KUES. 

What section are you starting on first?  I'd be glad to lend you a hand and/or share my trials and tribulations.



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