Johnorr's Explorer ZU-ICX

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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:11 am

Great Stefan, it looks very good I think from the pictures I can say you do a excellent job
and it is worth waiting for.

Thanks.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Getting there. Flaperons on. Doors on. Shoes painted and fitted. Seats fitted, Headertank and battery fitted. Fuel lines routed and fitted. AHRS and Compass sensors fitted. Next, wiring and engine hook up.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:55 am

Good I got that itching feeling scratch won't help for this feeling.
What about a close up picture of that AHRS and compass sensors?
Would like to see engine on a pic too.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Fri May 09, 2014 4:44 am

Hi Stefan,
Any new updates here?
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Sun May 25, 2014 1:24 am

Hello Stefan,

On March 30th was the last update from you regards about this project.
Till now no updates?
I always got a bit nervous when things go so quite and time keeps running on, please could you update me regards progress.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Tue May 27, 2014 10:18 pm

Hi Albert,
Your project is nearly done but I am waiting for parts. The strobes and navs should be here tomorrow. The props electrical stuff is only going to be here in 2 weeks or so. (Out of my control) I just got a mail from the States.

I mostly keep these build logs for the benefit of other builders to see what to do but I will try and see if I have useful pics for you to see. We still need to finalize the striping colours as well.
The panel is in The wiring is nearly done. We still need to order the transponder. The rand dollar is better now so it might be a good time to do that now. Maybe best you order direct from Sandia and send it to us. The holes are cut and the wiring is in. Will finish off as soon as we get the lights. I was hoping to start up this week but the delays in supplies is holding us back.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:02 pm

Only a couple of loose ends to tie up. Sent the seat cushions in today for some nice leather covering. Striping is masked up, will be sprayed in the morning if the weather allows. Min dae.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:05 pm

Strepies op. Big reveal tomorrow
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Quicksilver Fanatic » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:54 pm

Sorry KFA,

I only Posted to Pages where Quicksilver was mentioned. I suppose I had to somehow "link" it to the post mentioned, but I'm a bit new to the site and did not know how.

Just trying to spread the word that Quicksilver is back in SA.

Again, Sorry.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:54 pm

Some more. Waiting for registration. We fired up all the avionics today. All lekker
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:55 am

Hello Stefan,

I see your updates of our project it looks perfect and I am excited to see the end of this project coming closer.

It means she will fly soon.

Thanks so much for the good work.

I will come to SA soon. If my plane fly then it will be sooner sure.

Regards and keep up this excellent work.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:11 pm

Thanks Albert. We will start her up in the next couple of days. I was waiting for a water temp probe on the engine and a regulator. Auto pilot is testing Ok and all the rest works. Now we are awaiting the paperwork. I am still looking for a reasonably priced Transponder.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby Johnorr » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:17 am

Stefan,
I've send you an email regarding this transponder.I want to go for the Sandia STX 165 but I read somewhere they reckon Mode C transponders will not be used for a long time then they will go for Mode S same as Europe.

I want to buy a transponder but I do not want to waste my money.

Anyone who can advise?
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby KFA » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:57 pm

The hole that is in the panel is a 2 1/4 inch. So you will have to go for a round face transponder. Mode c or S, that is your decision. Get the better one then you do not have to upgrade later. They will not become cheaper.
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Re: Johnorr's Explorer

Postby bobthebuilder » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:21 pm

What a beautitul aeroplane!
Nice work guys!
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