Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

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Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Chalkie » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 am

Hopefully some other Raven owner / builder can help with this one.

A friend of a friend called... This Raven was being built by Ian Davis in Gallo Manor; he is now deceased. (I used to live a few houses away, hence the connection.)

Not much is known by the family. No plans, build number etc and the engine (VW) was given to someone to prepare for installation. This someone is unknown to the family.

The family want to sell the aircraft, but do hope that someone who knew Ian could help with finding missing bits.

Raven Family: Can anyone help and if you are looking for a partly built aircraft, this one is for sale?
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 pm

I stay close by...
If other Avcomers cant throw up any leads I am happy to go and inspect the aircraft for any leads on its identity
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Trevor Duane » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:31 am

Bearcat wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 pm
I stay close by...
If other Avcomers cant throw up any leads I am happy to go and inspect the aircraft for any leads on its identity
I suspect it may have stalled between build ( enginerring ) and registration. So without supporting documentation it could become a challenge. It appears from the pics to be very neatly finished off.
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Chalkie » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 pm
I stay close by...
If other Avcomers cant throw up any leads I am happy to go and inspect the aircraft for any leads on its identity
Thanks Bruce, PM sent with contact details. 8)
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:36 pm

I will be inspecting this aircraft tomorrow morning. I will be looking for any numbers / clues I can find.
If there are any Raven experts out there that can suggest anything in particular I should be looking for ... please advise
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 pm

I inspected this Raven this morning.
It appears well built but there is absolutely nothing to identify is construction number / build number / registration ... nada !
Someone has made a low ball offer for the air frame as it stands and I have organised another person to look at it on Monday with a potential offer.

Its an air-frame with with no instruments and no engine. If anyone wants to make a serious offer on it ... do so now as its likely to be sold .. even at a bargain price
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Chalkie » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:44 am

Bearcat wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 pm
I inspected this Raven this morning.
It appears well built but there is absolutely nothing to identify is construction number / build number / registration ... nada !
Someone has made a low ball offer for the air frame as it stands and I have organised another person to look at it on Monday with a potential offer.

Its an air-frame with with no instruments and no engine. If anyone wants to make a serious offer on it ... do so now as its likely to be sold .. even at a bargain price
Thanks Bruce, hopefully someone will buy the airframe as initial offer was way too low...
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:32 pm

8 June 2019, Gallo Manor Babst Raven
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:40 pm

8 June 2019, Gallo Manor Babst Raven
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:50 pm

8 June 2019, Gallo Manor Babst Raven
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Farley » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:43 pm

I have purchased this Raven from the Estate.
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Re: Raven found in Gallo Manor JHB.

Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:40 pm

Farley wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:43 pm
I have purchased this Raven from the Estate.
Congrats =D> if you dont mind me asking .. how much did it go for

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