Zenith CH 650 Kit Flies with UL Power

Zenith Aircraft flew its new CH 650B kit aircraft for the first time Wednesday. The powerplant is a brand new 130-horsepower UL Power engine, the UL350iS. A video of the flight was posted on YouTube.

The company says fine-tuning of the firewall-forward package and fiberglass cowl are next, along with adding striping to the airframe in preparation for Oshkosh AirVenture. Performance figures and flight characteristics will be reported soon.

You can watch the first flight video here.

For more information, visit Zenith Aircraft.

 

KITPLANES Editor Mary Bernard began her career in aviation journalism in 1998 and has worked in publishing for more than 15 years.

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