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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Tailspin » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:24 am

Allways been my Dream to have one of These.

Damn need cash.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby JvTonder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:16 pm

Tailspin wrote:Allways been my Dream to have one of These.

Damn need cash.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:59 pm

So go halvies.....
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby JvTonder » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:55 pm

syphon wrote:So go halvies.....
Would still need the "halvies" as well, then not to talk about the cost to get it flying again and the money for the license (**)
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:02 am

You could always go for the Rotorway skorpion I jave just "sold" for an aquantence. I say sold as I do not consider any any sale complete until the money is in the bank. Yours for a whole R37500.00

Seriously we have done the costing on it and reccon you are looking at R750K to get it flying again. That would give you a low hour bell for R900K not bad me thinks.....
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:46 pm

More seriously, sunday = build day.... slow and steady progress
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only tacked in place with two bolts each. Will get measurements for Radio + transponder tomorrow and take it all appart so that I can do the cut outs of them the mag and master switch as well as fuses
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:51 pm

the "rippling arround the holes is from polishing them with a scouring pad to get the hole edges smooth. Will all be covered when I apply the final finish
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby syphon » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:55 am

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header tank now installed busy with cowling while i wait for my engine.... Once it's back will do a heat shield for the header tank
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby KFA » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am

Hi Simon, The header tank in the engine compartment is very dangerous. If you get an engine fire you will have LOTS of problems. You will have to isolate that header properly in a heat proof enclosure and install some drain pipes that should it leak the fuel gets taken out of the engine compartment. Also in an accident the header tank could explode.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Boet » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:08 am

Fit the darn thang inside. It will save the cremators even more money. :roll: :wink:
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby Boet » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:14 am

And while u are busy anyway, move the silencer as in this pic. It will be nice and faaar away from the radiator, and less radiation heat. (!!)
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby KFA » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:21 am

Like in Boet's picture but turn the header around so the outlet is in the cockpit and then install a fuel shut off valve between the header and the engine compartment, heatsleave the pipe that comes into the cockpit from the engine to to the shut off valve. That way if you do get an engine fire you can shut the fuel to the engine bay off and the short fuel line in the cockpit is heatsleaved so it will not catch fire.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby JvSchalkwyk » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:44 pm

Time to revive this thread. (I hope Syphon wont mind)

After starting a tailwheel conversion at KFA, the bug bit hard - very hard. Stefan at Kitplanes did warn me...

I have bought Syphon's bushbaby and she is now in Bredell, well Petit as we speak. It was a tough weekends drive to PE and back, with some challenges along the way but nothing that cant be overcome.

Sadly, right now, flying big planes is getting in the way of finishing little planes, but I will update the page as we go along. I live quite close to Petit, and Stefan has offered advice and assistance as and when needed, for which I am grateful.

Also, just a quick thanks. My other half and lightie endured a long continuous drive to PE, load aerie and a drive back in the space of 2days. We sometimes forget that our families play a big part in our hobbies and we should sometimes show a little gratitude.
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby JvSchalkwyk » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:22 pm

BB 32, has had a recent once over in the engine, decoked, new pistons (Thanks Syphon) new gaskets. Engine has 217hrs on her. Also has the autolube.

I was advised that the firewall should be stainless and so I took the engine off and took it home. I need to cut a new firewall. I have rebuilt the carbs which went well, Not as difficult as I thought it would be (for a first timer). Once I have a new firewall, will re-install the engine. I need to get a header tank, plumb the fuel system.

Then will need to do the wiring, install a battery, plumb the instruments.

Hopefully then, off to CAA for a registration (yes, she has never flown or been registered) and then F L Y time
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Re: Bushbaby Airlines

Postby fosterb » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:43 pm

Hey matey, how's the progress? Keep up the good work and post some more pics, preferably with some 'ground crew'!

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