ZUBLJ GK1

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ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by whisper » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:43 am

Designed and built by the late Garth Kopke. Powered by Honda 1600 DOHC driving prop via HTD toothed belt. Under belly radiator ala P51. Very very sweet handling, fast aircraft. Stays with an RV6 :D Pics taken near Paradise Beach around 2001?? Flying pic taken by Peter vd Velden as I recall??
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by Wingnutter » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:48 pm

Love the look of this aircraft - reminds me a bit of the Mew Gull. Is it still flying? How successful was the Honda Conversion?
I seem to remember that you had one in a Citabria / Decathlon at one stage, Whisper?
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by whisper » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:06 pm

its the same engine I had in the Citabria. The aircraft went to Kuruman for a few years and is now in JHB...Tedderfield I think.....
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:35 pm

She is at Bara as far as I know - that's where I last saw her
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by whisper » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:02 am

spats back on.....and generally looking good........obviously gone to a good home....Garth would be very happy :D :D
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by noelotten » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:02 pm

Was at BaraGee for a few years but is now at Tedderfield. The owner did have some problems with the engine!

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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by FlyKR » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:49 pm

Yes, the GK1 (Baby Mustang) is now based at Tedderfield.
It’s taken me some time to get all the problems sorted out but she is now airworthy and has all her paperwork up to date. :D

I’ve flow her a few times and must admit it’s not the easiest plane to fly, you basically apply throttle, point it in the direction you want to go and hang on for dear life. :shock: :shock: I’m finding the landings the most difficult to master as the landing speed on the reef varies between 80-85mph (anything less and she just sinks to the ground) over the fence …a 1km runway is just too short but I’m getting the hang of it. :) :)

Below are some photo’s taken over the last year…
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by FlyKR » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:09 pm

One more... :)
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by whisper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:43 pm

Taking off at Paradise Beach........
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by Bravo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:43 pm

Im so glad to see this aerie as i was looking for it.Nice aerie as it sounds like a racing car.Have a photo when she was still owned by Garth.Maybe one day.
Good luck she looks really nice.
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by Russell Phillips » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:00 pm

A few more pics from the archives :)
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Re: ZUBLJ GK1

Unread post by Russell Phillips » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:11 pm

found another pic
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