Bushbaby Explorer 153

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Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:21 pm

I started building my own Explorer. Must say, nice and easy kit to build. See a few photos of my progress.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:22 pm

A few more
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:24 pm

Last one so far
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:26 pm

I'm now busy with constructing the wings. One now at the stage of fitting the tank inside. Got most gauges for the panel, still not sure what GPS to fit. Hope to be a panel mount. The engine going to be Jabiru 2200. Will post more on the wing soon.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Jean Crous » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:10 pm

vhpy Very nice, looks like you are quite busy and eager to get flying. You have not perhaps considered the Revmaster R2300 ,85 hp engine ?
Nice photos, keep em comming. 8)
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby SuperJohnie » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:55 am

Looking good Juan! Keep us posted
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JvTonder » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:46 am

Hi Juan,

Welcome to the Bushbaby club vhpy ## Excellent little planes these and good local support from KFA.

So how long have you been building, what color you going to make it, details man details :lol:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Oupa-G » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:52 pm

Juan you must enjoy the building if I can be of any help just contact me. So far it looks nice .

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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks to everyone. I got the kit in May. So just the beginning. Anyone got photos of the building of the wing (fitting the tank), don't know what to do with the top angle on the ribs.
I thinking of red and white. Liked the colours of the Animal. But with a black stripe.

Jean, I will come and make a turn by you in Barrydale when I pass with the bike the next time. I got a Jabiru at KFA at a goods price.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Jean Crous » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:55 pm

vhpy Good for you with an engine. You are most wellcome to visit me, and that goes for any other person on Microlighters. I have another business that sometimes takes me away from my workshop, so just call me a day or so in advance.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby mic » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:02 pm

nice, we in cape town too if you need a hand
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby JuanMarais » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:54 am

Yes, if you ever in Brackenfell Protea Heights area, please call me and pop in.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Boet » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:56 pm

Juan, as jy sukkel met iets, praat maar net. 082 8041896. vhpy Geniet die bou!!
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby mic » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:58 pm

im near tygervalley mall , 084 250 7576 :wink:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 153

Postby Leonvz » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:21 pm

This makes me curious regarding the option to build one's own aircraft. Stasnds to reason when building own craft the working and understanding must be excellent which in turn will enhance the operation of the craft.
Can anyone please advice how to set wheels rolling to initialise such project as well as the certification and testing procedures.(I am a novice on this playing field)
I am at present followin protocol to apply for learner license but at the same time wants to look at several options to enable me to compile a shortlist of preferences in priority sequence. Much obliged in advance for advice.
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