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Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:04 am

Since I finally have a decent pic of my Baby I thought no might be the time to stop lurking and come out of the closet so to speak.

Having been forced to give up on (I hope for the time being) of my dream of going to Med School, the back seat Editor (my other half) and I have decided that we should learn to fly. She's an ex Moto X rider and I just try to do everything with passion.

With a little bit of enthusiasm and a lot of luck we managed to get bushbaby #32 and are now busy trying to finish her. Presently we are sitting at the 90% there 90% to go and slowly chipping away at the task... will keep you all posted and hope to be airbourne soon.

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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Air Hog » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:57 am

"Ground crew not included"

Pity...
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Mogas » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Nice pic, wishing you happy building and safe flying Simon.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby KFA » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:14 pm

Nice one Simon. Bring the crew along when you come visit (^^) mmmmm with a crew like that I wonder how much building gets done.... (!!)
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Tailspin » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:47 am

KFA wrote:Nice one Simon. Bring the crew along when you come visit (^^) mmmmm with a crew like that I wonder how much building gets done.... (!!)
Hi Stephan

There will be building but more like on the Nation and not on the Aircraft :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: ## ##
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:18 am

thanks guys vhpy building happening slowly but still going.. plane is in a hanger that was used for a shoot and mine just got included cos it was there.. am hoping to have some more pics to post soon.. in the mean time am busy working on my panel
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Low Level » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:26 am

Stunning picture. vhpy

Problem with that - you've set the bar VERY high. We wouldn't expect anything less from now on. Maybe the only thing that will impress this very critical community of microlighters, is, if the models shed their clothes as the plane put it's own on. :lol:
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:32 am

Hi Low Level

you don't ask for much.............. :)
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Thu May 24, 2012 4:30 pm

Flaperon control arms mounted useing my home made jig...
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Fri May 25, 2012 1:19 pm

Engine mount thanks to Boet, being installed by ground crew......
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby SuperJohnie » Fri May 25, 2012 5:09 pm

Looking great syphon, what motor are u planning to hang?
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Broker » Fri May 25, 2012 8:38 pm

Hi...are your flaperon hangers standard on the Explorer? I mean top and bottom of wing - pardon my lack of knowledge,
I am not too clued up on the Exploratorrrrer. I seem to recall that the Bushbaby only had them on top of the wing? (I may be wrong) :?

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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby KFA » Fri May 25, 2012 9:16 pm

The Bushbabies and most of the Explorer mk1's have the brackets like in the pictures. All Explorers and Safari's from about 2010 have the laser cut brackets that only attach on top of the wing.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Sat May 26, 2012 12:15 pm

At the moment due to a surverely constrained budget I have a 532 which I plan on installing and using to get everything in the right place, but am planning on putting a 582 in front! Would love to buy Boets but the ground crew (financial manager) is objecting....
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Goose » Sat May 26, 2012 5:57 pm

syphon wrote:I have a 532 which I plan on installing and using to get everything in the right place, but am planning on putting a 582 in front!
Hope the 582 go in BEFORE first flight -0< -0< -0< -0< -0<

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