KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby cheeky » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:26 am

Awwwweee shweeet! Whisky Rum Hotel!
Ek het gewonder wat van haar geword het.
Oorspronklike eienaars: Wessel en Stefan van Vanderbijlpark.
Ek het die cowling, groter deure, instrumentpaneel vir haar gemaak .. en daai"spinnekop" earth antenna? :)
Verkoop aan Dave Butler wat met die VW geneuk begin het teen my aanbeveling.

Baaie lief vir daai aerie.
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WRH, WOH, VZL
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{FUNderbijl trafic, WhiskyRumHotel..short finals..simulated ground loop
} :lol:
(Hy moet tot vandag toe 'n groundloop doen)

Herken jy WRH in die foto?
Vlieg saam met Hansel in WOH en ek in VZL
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby cheeky » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:47 am

Wonder why this spinner is yellow? Could it be that it was "stolen" off WRH? :twisted:
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby cheeky » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:54 am

Paul, some pics for your builders log.

This was after Dave started his VW conversion.
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and close-up of redrive.
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby Bugwar » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:45 pm

Pieta

Dankie vir die foto`s en geskiedenis.

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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby cheeky » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:34 pm

Dis 'n plesier Paul :)
Did not want to hog the forum.
I might have some more if you want?
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby Jambo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:43 pm

Hi Guys,

Nice to see some info on the Koalas again.
The webiste mentioned is very old and I don't think it has been updated.
I too have a Koala which has necver flown as it has never been completed yet.
It is my project (on the backburner for a while already). It does not help having a airworthy plane at the same time.

Don't give up the idea of the Koala owners getting together, I think it is a matter of time before they all have read or heard about the kuier.

I will be keeping an eye out on this thread.

Cheers.
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby Duck Rogers » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:03 pm

cheeky wrote:Paul, some pics for your builders log.

This was after Dave started his VW conversion.
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It was indeed after he started his VW project but this was my plane before I sold it to Paul and I did that VW installation as you see it on the pic. Picture snapped by me inside my hangar and taken off the Koala website, which used to be administered by the Late Ken Willis.
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby cheeky » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:27 pm

Why so quiet in here?
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby Aerosan » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:41 pm

I too would love to know if this is going ahead :!: this plane has many many happy yellow blommetjie memories vir my :wink: (**)

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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby Sarel F Marais » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:58 pm

Ek het WYS , Het so twee jaar terug engin-out gekry net na take-0ff, Het linker vlerk en onderstel beskadig, wil hom nog regmaak maar ($$) ($$) ($$) , ek kort vlerk of so 6 ribs en covering. Ek weet daar is ook 2 Koalas in Heidelberg, een vlieg nog, vw engin, Pilot by Mike.
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Re: KOALA REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

Postby cheeky » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:08 am

Do not use plexiglass ! they have changed the specs.
It will slit your throat.
I know because I profile cut that crap.
use Polycarbonate, it is also self extinguishing in fire and is tough as hell.

Installation on Koala?
The Koala flexes. drill larger holes and if you can, place grommets and cup washers
Let it move baby !

Word of warning: if the top part of your windscreen becomes detached?
You are i big trouble !.. I know

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