Johnorr's Explorer ZU-ICX

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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:13 am

Stevendup1 wrote:
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!!
Thanks Steven I think the pictures will come with the progress of the built suggest you get your money ready,
because after visit KFA you sure will want to spend some money there.
Thanks in any case.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Albert probably thought we forgot his plane but work was ongoing although I was away. Covering and construction of the fuselage is done. Will start the wings next week. Landing gear final prep and fairings are being installed as well.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:57 pm

Some more.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:26 am

Thanks Stefan,

Looks good so far I am happy to see progress on this project. vhpy

I have sent you an email regarding avionics.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:38 pm

Wings taking shape
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks Stefan,

project going good.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Stevendup1 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:35 am

Project looking good!!!
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Dusty Eagle » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:02 pm

Incredible quality and fantastic attention to detail.

Stefan, why do the cables cross over in the one pic? [ in the tail section ]
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:02 pm

Fuse painted. Wings being completed. Ran out of epoxy and nothing available in the country till yesterday. No moving forward again.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:24 pm

Good Job.

Anything better than this work will be wrong.

Thanks Stefan.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:42 pm

Wing rigging being done.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby bulldog » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi Stefan
I see the Qualt in your hanger in one of the photos.
I imported it and flew it with Johan.
I have been living in Australia for the last 5 years and was wondering what had happened to her.
I loved flying her.
Kind regards Gary Butlion
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:50 pm

Some more progress. Wing rigging completed, Landing gear covered, faired and painted. Butt ribs, roof, turtle deck, bootcowl and door skins all fitted.

The Quilt is owned by Alan Lange and is hangared at Fly-Inn. I just did some work on the brakes. Do you have more info on this plane?
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:58 pm

Tanks are installed. Leading edges fitted today so from tomorrow is will be preperation to cover. We should be done with the covering by end next week when we go on our yearly break. Making good progress.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:13 pm

Thanks Stefan,

Things taking shape now looks like if we can finish this project some time early next year.
It might be in the first two months of next year. I hope.

Enjoy your well deserved break over the festive season.

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