Bushbaby Explorer 167

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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby avgas » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:32 pm

All work and no play makes Jack (Dave) a dull boy. :wink:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:23 am

Learned to cover today - Thanks Mike.
Began with the trim Tab it took 6 hours to complete - at this rate I should finish the covering in 6 years.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:03 pm

While I have been covering also had my Panel Laser cut.

The cut out on the right is the same size as an MGL explorer so I can add one at a later stage if desired. In the mean time it will be a cubby hole with the cover interchangeable with an IPAD mount. (still need to figure that all out)
The lower left 2.1/4 inch hole will have a slip and the Lower right will have a Analogue ASI the Transponder also has the ability to set display Alt, so I have dual ASI and ALT.

Any ideas on what finish to use, was thinking of carbon fibre covering or just painting white or black.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:44 pm

:shock: Hey Dave, has there been a glitch with the fabric........sown yourself into a cacoon hey :?: :?: ## ##
Jokes aside I think you are fastidious enough to do a neat job, some pics will be nice.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:51 am

Hi Jean
This covering is taking longer than expected, very easy, just very time consuming, will post pics tomorrow,
Well done on the new cubby fuselage.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:55 am

Still busy covering.
Rudder, Elevator ,Horizontal stabiliser and trim tab stitched and 1st coat nitrate done.
Busy with Fuse, bottom covered now busy with the right side.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:14 pm

Finally Finished the finishing tapes on the fuselage and am now ready to nitrate, butyrate and paint. vhpy (^^)
These tapes have taken me more time than any other part of the build, thought I would never see the end (**) .
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:31 pm

Well done David , I think you have surprised more than just me on this forum (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^)
May you long enjoy your hard work.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:43 pm

Thanks Jean
Will make my first cross country a visit to Barrydale for breakfast.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby Jean Crous » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:47 am

DaveM wrote:Thanks Jean
Will make my first cross country a visit to Barrydale for breakfast.
Anytime welcome, but be warned our strip needs a bit of skill, it is "short and nasty" at 320 m and 1200ft ASL :twisted:
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Sun May 29, 2016 2:50 pm

After Taking a bit of a break and revising my completion date by about 6 months I am back on track and getting somewhere.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:42 pm

Starting to look like a plane, standing on her own legs now.
Brake Cylinders, Header Tank, Cables and Tail wheel all done.
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby KFA » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:24 pm

Looking good. (^^) The pedal attachment of the master cylinder should be as close to the pedal as possible for max torque
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:52 pm

A busy wweakend
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Re: Bushbaby Explorer 167

Postby DaveM » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:25 am

Working hard, putting in lots of hours. She has an engine
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