ZU-AOJ Revamp

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ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by Yakpilot » Fri May 15, 2020 7:06 am

Hi all, I bought ZU-AOJ from Andre Grobler in February this year. The KIS TR1 made a ferry flight on 20 Feb from Bloem to Wonderboom. It was apparently built by Peter Howe, not sure when. I have decided to do a complete revamp on the aircraft. New engine (O-320 engines installed now is a 0-290), new paint scheme, new interior and a glass cockpit with AP. The reason for this is that this plane is a great performer (a poor man’s RV I would say) and need a face-lift. I will appreciate any old photos that you might have of AOJ. I will post every now and then photos as the revamp progress.
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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by Yakpilot » Fri May 15, 2020 7:09 am

Old photos I found on ZU-AOJ
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Unread post by Yakpilot » Fri May 15, 2020 7:12 am

Bloemfontein earlier this year...
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Unread post by Yakpilot » Fri May 15, 2020 7:14 am

Engine runs in Bloem for the ferry flight to Wonderboom
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Unread post by Yakpilot » Fri May 15, 2020 7:16 am

Average speed during the ferry flight was 145 kts
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Unread post by Yakpilot » Fri May 15, 2020 7:17 am

Engine removed at Wonderboom
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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by Goose1 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:00 pm

Lots and lots of sanding to come :shock:
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Unread post by Jan » Fri May 15, 2020 8:48 pm

Why a lot of sanding on what I thought to be a well built aircraft?
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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by flypiper » Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 am

More Jan ,

Jy weet mos van die fyn haar krakies wat gelcoat na jare en vinnige temp veranderige maak.
Ek gaan jou vorentoe die storie gee oor die L 21 wat Hans? restoree herbou! .
Geniet jou naweek . :)
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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by Ray W » Sat May 16, 2020 11:10 am

I have this one, taken by Dave Becker at Bultfontein 14/3/2009
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Unread post by Yakpilot » Sat May 16, 2020 6:13 pm

Thanks Ray
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat May 16, 2020 11:50 pm

flypiper wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 am
More Jan ,

Jy weet mos van die fyn haar krakies wat gelcoat na jare en vinnige temp veranderige maak.
Ek gaan jou vorentoe die storie gee oor die L 21 wat Hans? restoree herbou! .
Geniet jou naweek . :)
....ek is besig met 'n boot restorasie en die romp het ook sulke fyn gelcoat krakies, deel asb jou geheim met my ook?
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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by flypiper » Sun May 17, 2020 9:19 am

Hi Leo ,

PM me your email adr and then i can give advice or talk to Hans on this section he has got fresh experiance .

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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by Goose1 » Mon May 18, 2020 8:50 am

Jan wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Why a lot of sanding on what I thought to be a well built aircraft?
Jan after all the years the aircraft needs some TLC to get it in tip-top condition again.
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Re: ZU-AOJ Revamp

Unread post by Yakpilot » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:36 am

The 0-320 eng rebuilt is nearly done, will add photos of the progress on the fuselage shortly
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