Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

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Re: Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

Postby KFA » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:15 pm

Whats happening with this plane Oupa-G? Last I saw her she was nearly ready for flying and looking like a beaut.
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Re: Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

Postby Oupa-G » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:49 pm

She is a beauti flies very well will write more later I have done more then 30 hrs on the Lycoming the 3degrees offset on the engine makes the aerie fly hands off. I have done 30 hrs so far without having to touch her. I will start writing on this blog as soon as time allows me


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Re: Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

Postby KFA » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:57 pm

HI Oupa, good to hear. Post some pics and specs please.

For those who don't know, Oupa replaced the old fuselage with the latest Safari airframe.
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Re: Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

Postby bosbok » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:59 pm

Oupa-G,

Would you kindly post some pics of your Safari, when you have a moment? Always interesting and rewarding to follow what you are doing! Thank you.

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Re: Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

Postby Oupa-G » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:49 pm

I have had many requests to start writing again and I will.

Hi it has been a long time not writing lot of things happened I had a bit of a CAA depression changing my engine and airframe and then I went from CAA to RAASA all very tiring The building making new engine mounts making the Lycoming fuel injection with the dual Eboxi's Making a new inlet manifold fitting dual injectors removing the header tank and replacing it with an Andair valve ,welding a new exhaust etc was exciting to do and very rewarding and easy.

CAA queried my class I medical I sent them all my medical reports however when you are 73 they requested a Biokinetic evaluation when I asked them for the criteria they could not answer me .Every querie takes three months with committees and boards etc it took me 18 months and lots of tests to prove I am not yet a doddering old man So I'm back in the lefthand seat of the New PC12NG full glass cockpit and good for the brain to exercise.

OTT is a great success 100 hrs of absolute trouble free operation

I am going through a very busy time before Xmas but when I'm on holiday I will do a daily post and will discuss all the different systems the most important aspect is the removal of the header tank.My camera was replaced by my cellphone and I have to get an easy way of uploading making the foto a smaller size before posting.

I see this site is still listed at the top and I will refresh it


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Re: Building the new Bushbaby SAFARI

Postby bosbok » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:57 pm

Thanks Oupa-G.

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