All-metal four-seat kit aircraft, based on the FAA type-certificated ZENITH CH 2000 design by aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz.
Simple and conventional all-metal construction: Proven durability yet simple to build. The conventional sheet-metal construction, using modern aluminum alloys and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, provides a very durable yet sleek airframe, requiring minimal maintenance.
Owner-built from standard airframe kits or Quick-Build kits from Zenair. Component 'buy-as-you-build' section kits are also available.
Affordable to own and operate - purchase and fly for less cost than many two-seat kit aircraft on the market today.
Standard kit developed for the first-time builder - construction time estimated at about 1,250 hours - a shorter build-time than many two-seat kits on the market...
New Quick-Build Kit further minimizes construction time; "Build-Centers" available in Canada to speed-up assembly and to custom-finish the aircraft...
Not a "high" performance design, the new four-seat CH 640 is a pilot-friendly aircraft suitable for the average recreational pilot, yet has the capabilities for a serious IFR cross-country cruiser.
FLIGHT TRAINING: Based on the CH 2000 production aircraft, you can build time in the trainer before flying your own CH 640.
Powered by the Lycoming O-360 (180-HP) for proven reliability.
SIMPLICITY: Simple and conventional systems make building and flying the new Zodiac CH 640 easy, while minimizing costs and maintenance requirements.
VISIBILITY: 'Wrap-around' windows provide excellent visibility, and the modern gull-wing doors allow easy cabin access from either side to both the front and rear seats..
COMFORT: An unprecedented 46-inch wide cabin provides pilot comfort previously unavailable in a light aircraft. Adjustable front seats comfortably accommodate both large and small pilots alike.
PERFORMANCE: Excellent cross-country capability while being easy to fly for the average pilot.
HANDLING: Responsive and balanced controls make the new Zodiac CH 640 easy and fun to fly, and allow superior cross-wind capability.
CONTROLS: Standard dual yoke controls and rudder / toe-brake pedals make the novice pilot feel immediately at ease at the controls. The large panel easily accommodates standard instruments and can be upgraded with sophisticated avionics.
CAPABILITIES: Designed primarily as an affordable four-seat "family" aircraft, the CH 640 can also be equipped as a serious IFR cross-country aircraft.
Designed for maximum versatility and utility...
...the ZODIAC CH 640 offers the utility that only a four-seat kit aircraft can provide!