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Bush King

Postby Goose » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:04 pm

Hi all

I have seen this plane at swartkops today, it is fitted with a turbo VW engine, tubular frame, compecit wing rips, metal spars and covered with fabric.
It looks like the thing for the bush strips in africa (^^)

Who can tell us more about it :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Bush King

Postby AEROYOTA » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:43 pm

Hi There,
You can get more info here:

http://bushkingperformance.com/
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Re: Bush King

Postby Rudix » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:04 pm

Saw it doing some high speed taxing at Secunda a while ago.

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Re: Bush King

Postby Tumbleweed » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:11 pm

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Re: Bush King

Postby justin.schoeman » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:57 pm

AEROYOTA wrote:Hi There,
You can get more info here:

http://bushkingperformance.com/
I am alway wary of sites like this... The first thing you see on their page is:
2.1L EFI 105HP Engine Using the BUSH KING PERFORMANCE EFI SYSTEM.

29 Tri /Cubby aircraft are flying with these EFI Systems:

Fuel burn is approximately: 3.75gph (14 liters per hour) at max power.
With petrol engine technology, the best you will get out of 14l/h is around 50hp (and even that is a stretch). So how do you get an engine producing '105HP', but only using enough fuel to make 50HP.

Hopefully it is just a typo, and not another snake oil salesman...
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Re: Bush King

Postby Rudix » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:07 pm

justin.schoeman wrote:
AEROYOTA wrote:Hi There,
You can get more info here:

http://bushkingperformance.com/
I am alway wary of sites like this... The first thing you see on their page is:
2.1L EFI 105HP Engine Using the BUSH KING PERFORMANCE EFI SYSTEM.

29 Tri /Cubby aircraft are flying with these EFI Systems:

Fuel burn is approximately: 3.75gph (14 liters per hour) at max power.
With petrol engine technology, the best you will get out of 14l/h is around 50hp (and even that is a stretch). So how do you get an engine producing '105HP', but only using enough fuel to make 50HP.

Hopefully it is just a typo, and not another snake oil salesman...
Good point.....

Lets hope it is a mistake.

I see the pricing is all $'s (Pretoria based company) and relative expensive.
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Re: Bush King

Postby KFA » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:12 pm

Interesting plane. Those tailfeathers look a tad small for serious cross winds.
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Re: Bush King

Postby Rudix » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:24 pm

KFA wrote:Interesting plane. Those tailfeathers look a tad small for serious cross winds.
Yes, I would stay FAR away from a spin in that! I also wonder about the wing strut attachment points on the fuselage, it is quite far back and can cause tortional stresses in the wing, should have been easy to attach the struts at the undercarriage mounting points? Would be far stronger.....

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Re: Bush King

Postby sailor » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:31 pm

I was told at our AHASA meeting on Wednesday that Kobus v Staden "X" cubby builder from Secunda
are building these aircraft at AFB Swartkops in the DFC hangar. Hope it's the same aircraft i was told about.
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Re: Bush King

Postby Tumbleweed » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:39 pm

Kobus told me he sold up in Secunda and will continue from Swartkops. Has concluded an established US agent to produce to his specs and to market that region.

This thing is big inside and built for vleisvreters. Good luck to him.
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Re: Bush King

Postby Mogas » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:51 pm

The old saying "if it looks right it will fly right" comes to mind. :twisted:
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Re: Bush King

Postby RV4ker (RIP) » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:53 am

Put the wheel at the back and maybe they got a chance :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Bush King

Postby Morph » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:24 am

not the prettiest plane :roll:
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Re: Bush King

Postby Boet » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:03 pm

Looks kinda like a mad moment between a BB, a Cubby and a Savannah. CH 701. A real orgy if you`ve ever seen `un!! Should fly OK, but I agree about the size of them gatveertjies. In my humble opinion, looks a tad on the smallish side........ :lol: Looks like fun though!!
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Re: Bush King

Postby Goose » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:49 pm

What happened to this aircraft, did it ever fly :?:

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