Bushbaby Explorer 167

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Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Mon May 04, 2015 1:59 am

Hi

I wasn't sure if I should tackle this project, but you only live once, so took the plunge. Enjoying every moment.
Here are some photos of the progress so far. Wings Completed Thanks to Jean Crous. Stefan (KFA) thanks for all the help.
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Pleased with the result
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Firewall, Floors and all control systems installed
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standing on her own 2 legs
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Seat upholstered
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Working on the luggage bay
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby avgas » Wed May 06, 2015 10:33 pm

Go Dave go (^^)
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Wed May 06, 2015 10:38 pm

vhpy Mr Meltz, I may even offer you a job with us :wink: :wink:
Looking good meneer (^^) (!!)
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby avgas » Wed May 06, 2015 10:46 pm

It is a K@K job painting the air-frame. Lots of paint wasted and always spots that you missed :oops:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Thu May 07, 2015 8:58 am

avgas wrote:It is a K@K job painting the air-frame. Lots of paint wasted and always spots that you missed :oops:
Aaahhh, but old spraypainters have some tricks up their sleeves for that problem (!!) (!!) (!!) ##
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby avgas » Thu May 07, 2015 10:10 am

jnr at work on his Sonerai rebuild
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Thu May 07, 2015 12:19 pm

avgas wrote:
It is a K@K job painting the air-frame. Lots of paint wasted and always spots that you missed :oops:

Aaahhh, but old spraypainters have some tricks up their sleeves for that problem (!!) (!!) (!!) ##
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I kept going back finding all the missed spots, Even after I was sure it was all good, I now found one that needs a second coat, on one of the few exposed parts in the cabin! :evil:

Jean you could have shared the tips and tricks vhpy
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby avgas » Thu May 07, 2015 1:08 pm

Please share the tips :wink:
What made it worse is we have an open air spray booth :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Thu May 14, 2015 6:31 pm

avgas wrote:Please share the tips :wink:
What made it worse is we have an open air spray booth :lol: :lol:
:shock: And publicly reveal all my trade secrets :?: :?: :?: :?: :lol:
PM me and I will tell you ..........on condition , that is :twisted: :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:40 pm

New toy arrived today, (not new, just new to me)
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:37 am

vhpy Go for the finish line David..... ($$) ($$) (^^)
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:55 pm

The finish is looking a long way off.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:43 pm

Hi David , how are you getting along ?
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:08 pm

Jean, sorry I missed you the other day. Been busy finishing my PPL, so taking the work a bit slow. I need to get the wings on, to install the butt ribs, but the weather and time available are not working in sync at the moment. Hopefully will get it done this weekend.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:18 am

A few more things completed, Need to pick up the pace.
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