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Rick Lindstrom

Rick Lindstrom
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Rick Lindstrom has been fascinated with motorized devices since the disassembly of his mom’s Kirby vacuum when he was 3, predictably followed by record player motors and lawnmower engines. After he learned to fly, it was only natural that he gravitated to the world of alternative aircraft engines. He currently pilots a Corvair-powered Zenith and is undecided about what will power his GlaStar.

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 7)

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It’s about the journey, not the destination, as Rick Lindstrom’s homebuilt Zodiac 601 XL is ferried by friends from Florida to its new home in Cloverdale, California.

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 6)

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As the project is completed and is readied for its flight home, the author reflects on the challenges he overcame and the lessons he learned during the build; by Rick Lindstrom.

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 5)

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Builder Rick Lindstrom’s Zenith Zodiac 601 XL project continues as he discusses the successes and setbacks he experienced along the way to the first flight; by Rick Lindstrom.

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 4)

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Builder Rick Lindstrom’s Zenith Zodiac 601 XL project continues as the Corvair engine is installed and the panel takes shape. Lindstrom selects instruments and avionics for his project and uses templates to plan the panel.

Sun N Fun News: Saturday Products

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CO Guardian Aero 553 Have a dead clock in your panel? Heres a great replacement that features many other functions and enhances flight safety as well with sensitive carbon monoxide (CO) detection. The Aero-553 from CO Guardian not only tells local and Zulu time (including stopwatch and flight timer), but also monitors buss voltage, internal and external temperatures, density altitude, and cabin pressure. However, its most dedicated feature is as a CO monitor that…

Sun N Fun News: More Products!

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The Cole Clarifier from OneWink LLC is a magnifier disk that greatly improves a pilots ability to precisely read and set the altimeter under less than ideal flight conditions. Developed by a doctor who had trouble setting his own altimeter during ILS approaches to minimums, this device attaches to the instruments glass permanently over the Kollsman window. FAA approved for certified aircraft, cost is $150.00. …

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