2017 Zenith Zodiac 601 XLB Project - N1224K

Currently Under Contract

Interested parties can contact Mike Piccirilli at (314) 705-9250 or mike.piccirilli@wingsofhope.ngo


This 601 XLB is a 2 place experimental with 305 hours Total Time. The plane is hangered in Michigan, about 1.5 hours NE of Detroit. While it does have a current Condition Inspection, it isn’t airworthy as we discovered, during a prospective buyer’s pre-buy inspection, that 2 of the cylinders have cracks in their heads and there is also some corrosion in the top end of the cylinders. The current engine is a Lycoming O-235 that came from a Grumman AA-1B. It will need to be overhauled or replaced with another suitable engine (Rotax, Jabiru, Continental, etc). Prop is a Warp Drive 3 blade, ground adjustable. Avionics include a Comm radio, iFLY GPS navigator and a Garmin 320A Transponder 9tray installed but not yet wired in). A Ballistic parachute is installed but it’s past it’s repack date. The build plans and instructions come with the purchase. This project is being sold “As Is, Where Is” with the intention that it will be trailered out (the 601 is supported on its landing gear when the wings are removed).

Additional Equipment Installed/Information

  • Engine Logbook and records prior to 2017 were lost. All logbooks since 2017.
  • Build Plans & Instructions are included with sale
  • 3/9/24 Pre-buy inspection uncovered 2 cracked cylinders and some upper cylinder corrosion (see borescope photos). Engine deemed unairworthy.
  • No right seat rudder pedals
  • BRS ballistic parachute, Chute repack is out of date 4/2022
  • Retractable Canopy Sunscreen

Exterior: Overall White w/Yellow and Silver accents.  Paint under wings peeled off when fuel senders leaked.  Fuel Senders were repaired but paint not touched up.

Interior: Tan fabric upholstery and side panels


  • Manufacturer: Steven J Wyciechowski (Zenith)
  • Model Year: 2017
  • Aircraft Model: Zodiac 601 XLB
  • Serial Number: 6-5838
  • Total Airframe Time: 305.2
  • Tach Time: 305.2

Inspection Status

  • Date Last Condition Inspection Completed: 10/18/23


  • Type/Model: O-235-C2C
  • Engine Serial Number: L-11460-15
  • Manufacturer: Lycoming
  • Engine Total Time: 1833.8
  • Time SMOH: 305.2 (O/H in 2008)
  • HP: 115
  • Originally installed in N9925L, 1973 Grumman AA-1B. Removed in 1978 w/1550 hr.
  • TBO: 2400


  • Manufacturer: Warp Drive
  • Model: 3 Blade, ground adjustable
  • Propeller Serial Number: N16287
  • Propeller Time Since New: 305.2


Unit Manufacturer Model Notes
COMM Flightline FL-760
GPS Navigator iFly 720 w/GI-106A indicator
Transponder Garmin 320A Installation Not Complete. Antenna installed and box in panel but not connected.
Tachometer Flight Data Systems T30 Monitors R&L ignition Systems

Weight and Balance Data

Basic Empty Weight 870
Max Seat Capacity 2
Useful Load 530
Gross Weight 1400
Empty Weight CG 364.9 mm

Total Fuel Capacity: 24 Gallons (22 usable)

Best attempt has been made to reflect accurate information.  Subject to verification by the buyer.

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