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Justin's Raven

Postby justin.schoeman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:42 am

That is Raven with an 'e', not Ravin with an 'i'.

I have bought a partially complete Carl Babst Raven, with HDS wings (short, tapered wings). My aim is to build it up as light as possible, and to fair everything as well as possible. Hoping (yeah, I know it is not very likely) to cruise at 130mph IAS on the AeroVee engine (direct drive). If I can't get that, I will invest a bit more and fit a redrive, and VP prop.
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby Massimo » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:49 pm

What you mean partially complete, that thing looks rerady to fly. Wow its going to be a nice machine enjoy the build.
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby justin.schoeman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:25 pm

Massimo wrote:What you mean partially complete, that thing looks rerady to fly. Wow its going to be a nice machine enjoy the build.
Yeah, I know myself. If it takes more than a few months to complete, I never will finish it :twisted: . So cheat, and buy it just about done.

Still quite a bit of work to do, but nothing extreme.

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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby RV4ker (RIP) » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:59 pm

Have not forgotten about compass. Just PM me your address again please :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby Tailspin » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:54 am

Justin

She is really looking good !!!! !!!!
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby t-bird » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:10 pm

Hi Justin

Did you study at Tukkies and stayed in Kollege te huis
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby justin.schoeman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:22 pm

That's the one. Is my past coming back to haunt me?

:twisted: :twisted:

:lol:

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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby t-bird » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:19 pm

Stayed across from you.

My name is Callie van der Merwe

Nice project.
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby justin.schoeman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:03 pm

Sorry - can't put a face to the name... I will have to fly in to Tedderfield when I am done, and see if I remember the face!

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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby James Bentley » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:36 pm

Good luck with your project Justin.

I have a complete Corvair if you are interested in going this route.

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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby Low Level » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:54 pm

t-bird wrote:Did you study at Tukkies and stayed in Kollege te huis
Julle bliksems!!

Watter jare ?

Ek en Mak was in Taaibos - middel 80's.
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby justin.schoeman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:13 pm

Low Level wrote:
t-bird wrote:Did you study at Tukkies and stayed in Kollege te huis
Julle bliksems!!

Watter jare ?

Ek en Mak was in Taaibos - middel 80's.
Off by about 10 years, or so... I was there 92-95.

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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby t-bird » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:26 pm

Taaibos julle weet mos !!!
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby Low Level » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:12 am

justin.schoeman wrote:Off by about 10 years, or so... I was there 92-95
Aaahhh - so you missed the serious, bloody "matborsel" fights. ## ## Those were the days. :lol: :wink:
t-bird wrote:Taaibos julle weet mos !!!
:lol: :roll: :lol:

Anyway - nice project Justin. Where are you completing the project ?
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Re: Justin's Raven

Postby justin.schoeman » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:14 am

Low Level wrote:Anyway - nice project Justin. Where are you completing the project ?
At the moment it is stashed in the basement parking at work. I am in the process of buying a house, and will move it there when I can. Until then, I am working on the interior, and trimmings, and will start with surface prep for painting.

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