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Postby Monique » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:01 pm

I saw a pic of one in an old Aeronews mag. Are there any left in SA?
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Re: Polywagon

Postby Monique » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:39 pm

Thanks FS, I found Jan's UXT on Avdex.

Are there any others in the land, or is this it?

How aerobatic are they? The pic I found shows a smoke system.
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Re: Polywagon

Postby flysouth » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:05 am

I think that is the only one in SA - no info on it's aerobatic capablility.
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Re: Polywagon

Postby krjockey » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:48 am

There is one being built at a private strip near Kitty Hawk. I saw it a couple of months ago.
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Re: Polywagon

Postby Jacques1 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:37 am

Oom Jan Kemp has one. He stays in Volksrust. Always liked his polywagon with Rotory motor back then. This aerie also had a incident at RNWY 29 FAWB in 2008 when it threw a prop blade at the EAA 2008?
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Re: Polywagon

Postby Thys Bas » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:13 pm

That's correct Jacques1, Jan took off 29, a piece of one of the 3 blades departed as he went over 11 holding point and he turned to land 06. The landing was a bid rough and the plane was damaged, but repairable. No injuries, not even his ego. He handled it very well. By sundown we had the plane on it's way home on a trailer.

The plane was originally built by Felix Robertson with Jan doing some of the work towards the end. A very nice 'plane, wonder if it is flying again?
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Re: Polywagon

Postby Bearcat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:26 pm

Jacques1 wrote:Oom Jan Kemp has one. He stays in Volksrust. Always liked his polywagon with Rotory motor back then. This aerie also had a incident at RNWY 29 FAWB in 2008 when it threw a prop blade at the EAA 2008?


Not 2008

In fact 1 May 2005 ... here is a pic of ZS-UXT after the accident
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