Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

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Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:05 am

I visited Kitplanes early in September for a tail-wheel conversion. I was so impressed with Stefan and his crew's work and professionalism that I abruptly abandoned all plans to build a Sling and rather ordered a new Safari Adventure kit. 5 Weeks later Stefan personally delivered the full kit at Morningstar in Cape Town!!!
And since the last week in October I have been doing nothing but building aeroplane. Possibly the most interesting thing I have done for years! All the initial building is done in my garage. The final assembly will be done in the hanger at Morningstar airfield.
Here are some pictures of my progress....
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2014-10-25 Delivered by Stefan in Cape Town from Petit.jpg
2014-10-25 Delivered by Stefan in Cape Town from Petit
2014-10-26 Full Safari Kit .jpg
Full Safari Kit (ex Matco products) packed out
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ZU-BIG Bushbaby S/N 42,
ZU-IGY Safari Adventure S/N 022-02-14 SAF
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:34 am

Decided to build 2 wings together. So I set up a set of trestles wide enough to accommodate both wings and leveled them with a pipe level.
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2014-11-03 Mark wing spars clearly to aviod confusion.JPG
2014-11-03 Mark wing spars clearly to aviod confusion
2014-11-04 Building 2 wings together side by side.JPG
2014-11-04 Building 2 wings together side by side
2014-11-16 Both wings with cross braces and cap strips.jpg
Both wings with cross braces and cap strips
2014-11-21 Fred fitting cab strips.JPG
Fred fitting cab strips
2014-11-21 Right wing Fuel tank being fitted.jpg
Right wing Fuel tank being fitted
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ZU-IGY Safari Adventure S/N 022-02-14 SAF
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby KFA » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:32 pm

Baie mooi meneer. (^^) Het jy jou wiele gekry?
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:52 pm

Vanmiddag afgelewer.... Waar is die klein master cylinders?? Nou gee julle my daai duikbote.... :)
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2014-11.24 Matco Products arrive.JPG
2014-11.24 Matco Products arrive
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby KFA » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:02 pm

Shi***t. Ek het ander maar daai het nie eksterne resevoir nodig nie en is minder werk vir jou.
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Most of the controls installed and set up. Busy with baggage bay floorboards, firewall installation and stringers.
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Control Collumn and linkages all installed.JPG
Control Collumn and linkages all installed
Rudder pedals with linkage cables.JPG
Rudder pedals with linkage cables
Elevator push  - pull.JPG
Elevator push/pull linkages
Empenage dry fitted.JPG
Empenage dry fitted
Rudder Cable guiding pulley.JPG
Rudder Cable guiding pulley
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby KFA » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:33 pm

Onthou die kables kruis agter in die fuselage.....
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:04 pm

En Môreoggend begin ons met die wing to fuselage rigging.
Nog 'n paar fotos ....
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Firewall fitting.JPG
Start with Firewall Fitting
Front baggage bay taking shape.JPG
Front baggage bay taking shape
Flap handle with stop.JPG
Flap handle with stop
First leading edge cuff trimmed and fitted.JPG
First leading edge cuff trimmed and fitted
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby KFA » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:56 pm

Daai Elevator push/pull se rod end is te ver uitgeskroef. Skroef eerder meer in die alli. Die staal een voor kan jy bietjie op steel.
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:21 pm

Stefan klaar reggemaak ** . Ons het die aluminium insert bietjie vorentoe geskuif. Al die rod-ends het ek net 3 threads uit (m.a.w tussen die lock nut en die tube)
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Aluminium insert let out by 9mm
IMG_4384.JPG
Aileron push / pull tube 3 thread only between lock nut and tube.
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby KFA » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:53 pm

(^^) Ek was net bang iemmand anders sien dit en probeer dieselfde. (!!)
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Vlakvark » Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:19 pm

Uiteindelik staan ons nou einde se kant toe.....
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Boere Camo voorbereiding.JPG
Prep Fuselage for camo
Fuselage Camo klaar.JPG
Fuselage done
Vlerke Camo gedoen.JPG
Wings done - now for flapperons
Safari Adventure 914.JPG
Now only those damm doors to finsh
iEfis Challenger met AP.JPG
Spesiaal vir Boet Loubser - net die basics in die cockpit.....
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Boet » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:24 am

Jaaaaa, NET die basics. :roll: Waar is die oorlog?? :lol: Panel sit darem nou op n beter angle!
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby KFA » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:50 pm

ZU-IGY

I like the colour scheme Gerard. (^^)
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Re: Safari Adventure in Bellville - SN 22-09-14 SAF

Postby Flooi » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:31 pm

Absoluut pragtig, maar die Schnauzer is net so mooi. ##

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