Show us your VP (Pictures)

The Evans VP-1 Volksplane is an American designed aircraft for amateur construction designed by aeronautical engineer William Evans

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Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Cedric Snr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:22 am

Howzit Gents

Post pictures of your VP 1 or 2, complete or projects here.
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Cedric Snr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:08 pm

Here are some pictures of ZS-UYT (Beasty) before and after I stripped the turtle deck.
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:35 pm

Evans Volksplane VP-1 ZS-UJI at Brits Airfield FABS
Nov 2012
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:38 pm

Evans Volksplane VP-1 ZU-ALT at Syferfontein Airfield FASY
June 2013
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Cedric Snr » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:58 am

Thanks Bearcat, both excellent examples keep them coming please.
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Cedric Snr » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:38 pm

ZS-USC, spoke to a guy on another forum named Herbie a few days ago who used to own it, I wonder who owns it now and what condition it's in?
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by kloot piloot » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:06 pm

Cedrick,
ZS-USC is now at Brits and owned by Mike v Niekerk. Since he bought it over a year ago, he has had endless problems. Mainly with cooling but also with carburation. I don't think he has flown it for more than 30 minutes in total.

Eventually he gave up and removed the old engine and about a month ago he received a complete "new" re-man engine and things are now starting to look up. Holding thumbs for Mike. He probably spent three times the amount he paid for the plane, in man-hours, spares and the re-man engine.

Anyway, we will soon have 2 VP's flying at Brits (ZS-USC and ZS-UJI).
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by GERMAN » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:08 pm

I (Herbie) was the owner/rebuilder of USC and never had any cooling or carburettor problems. I had some bike carburettor on it and it was actually light on fuel. The only issue I had is that it was a bit overweight because of the front bulkhead reinforcing, starter/alt and the batt behind the seat.
Was a lekker little fighter plane with the open cockpit and sometimes after you landed your elbows were full of engine oil leaking from the tappet covers :D :D
It did change many hands after I sold it and I know the instrument panel was changed and many more things.
Has it still got the Camry starter/alternator?
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Johan Swakopmund » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:31 pm

Owner ZS- USC

A gent from Upington contacted me this week and he is coming next week to Swakopmund
to fetch a Rotax 912 he bought from me.

Now he has 2 x type 4 VW ( one turbocharged ) engines and 2 x Sky Jeeps.
He is going to replace the VW engine with the Rotax so will have a VW engine for sale
If interested give me a call on whattapp on 00264 81 124 8283 and i will forward his name and
number to you.

He will sell at least one engine that is in running condition as i understand that will be replaced
with the Rattex - want more power in the Sky jeep
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by GERMAN » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:25 pm

I cant wait to hear the results. Problem with the vw was that take off cruising and landing was always basically full throtlle.
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by BD » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:38 pm

Does anyone know the Volksplane CAA type designator in the form of X---? I know it's a VP1 but I'm sure my CAA type rating list used to give it as X---. It no longer does.

Nostalgia ... I've checked my logbook ... I last flew ZS-UJI on 14/06/1981 when Ralph Burnhams still owned it in the Eastern Cape.

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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by FLYGUYS » Wed May 23, 2018 8:36 am

Hi Guys,
Just some photos of our new baby, should have her flying soon :D :D
(The first photo by Bearcat)
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by Cedric Snr » Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm

Where is it going to be based?
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by FLYGUYS » Thu May 24, 2018 7:55 am

Hi Cedric,
Not sure yet, either Springs, Panorama or Krugersdorp.
Will keep you posted.
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Re: Show us your VP (Pictures)

Unread post by FLYGUYS » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:20 am

ZU-ALT almost ready to maiden again, well done Mike :D :D
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