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Johnorr's Explorer ZU-ICX

Postby KFA » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:05 am

Albert asked me to help keep track of his new Explorer project here. I will post regular updates as his build progresses.
Planned specs. This can change
-TAILWHEEL no training wheels on this one (^^)
- 912UL or ULS
- Kiev ground adjustable prop
- MGL avionics and radio
- Inflight trim
- Fairings and spats
- Maybe transponder???
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Thanks Stefan,
It is a good way for me keeping track about the project since I live in Thailand and also for the valuable inputs from
aviators with more experience.
Definite inflight trim.
Fairings and spats? I am not sure.
Definite a transponder.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:12 pm

Building process started, Frame being painted white.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:24 pm

This project is now in the production line. Airframe was painted white. Assembly will start on Monday.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby JvTonder » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:43 am

Stefan is this plane going to Thailand?
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Stefan is this plane going to Thailand?
Looks like it.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:47 am

Yes I will export this plane to Thailand later.
Will go to aviation events here in Thailand for people to see it.
I might get a few orders for this type of plane.
If not then no problem I will still use it.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby thys bas » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:15 pm

Hi Johnorr,

Now we are talking! :lol: Congratulations on the Explorer purchase, it is a fantastic aircraft (!!)

When I started my flying, the instructor advised that we hire a Bushbaby and do up to solo training in it before starting on the Rans S10. :lol: :lol:

Are you going to do the same?
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:14 am

Yes sure Thys,
I need some taildragger experience when Explorer is done and ready then I will visit SA for a month and do the training .
The S 10 is not a beginner tail dragger.I might also seek some training on S 10 before I fly it. May be visit
Rans factory and do my type rating there for the S 10.Then I will fly my own S 10.

I also think the Explorer is a nice plane to have.

I got a Quicksilver now I flew it the past year and real nice experience but you cannot go anywhere with it.
it is good for sight seeing but it is not so comfortable and not so nice to go to a aviation event.
I got the S 10 cheap and I love this kind of plane but if I have a explorer too then I am better of.
Then I got a plane for my feeling how I want to fly the S 10 like a sports car and the Explorer for
a more relaxed flight.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby thys bas » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:34 pm

Johnorr wrote:I need some taildragger experience when Explorer is done and ready then I will visit SA for a month and do the training .
The S 10 is not a beginner tail dragger.
Please let me know when you are coming to South Africa. Perhaps we can have a cup of coffee with Stefan :wink:

I can see you have done your home work, well done. (^^)
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:45 am

Sure will let you know,looking forward to that cup of coffee with you.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:54 pm

And I wonder how this project is going?
Any update any photos?
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Stevendup1 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:38 am

Johnorr wrote:And I wonder how this project is going?
Any update any photos?

ALbert ... I Will Fly in From Russia just to go and take a few photos for you!!
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:14 am

Floor boards and controls are in. Luggage bay constructed. Seat fitted, Stringers fitted. Busy with trim system. When done the fuselage will be covered.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:49 am

Very Nice Stefan,

The start of one more perfect plane from SAplanes.

Nice I like to see this.

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