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Re: Building the Orion Cub

Unread post by nevillecarew » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:55 pm

no updates?
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Unread post by Eddie » Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:47 am

Its been a while since our last update and lots have happened. Here are some pictures of our progress. Please let us know what you think, and which colours yours will be😁
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:17 am

.....fook, that is snazzy! Nice job!
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Re: Building the Orion Cub

Unread post by FLYGUYS » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:04 pm

Very pretty guys =D> =D>
Will you be doing kits or just factory built ??
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Re: Building the Orion Cub

Unread post by Eddie » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:46 pm

The plan is to mainly do homebuild kits and builder assist, but will also build ready to fly aircraft. As soon as we are happy with the prototype's flying qualities we'll start offering the different options.
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Unread post by FLYGUYS » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:29 am

Thanks for your reply Eddie, look forward to hearing more about the kits and prices.
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Re: Building the Orion Cub

Unread post by Goose1 » Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:31 pm

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Its been a while since our last update and lots have happened. Here are some pictures of our progress. Please let us know what you think, and which colours yours will be😁
Looking Good Eddie, the team is hard at work on this cub. Hopefully the landing gear that’s on this one will be changed to the real bush plane gear :wink:
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Re: Building the Orion Cub

Unread post by Eddie » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:09 am

The Orion Cub website is live :D check out www.orioncub.com
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Unread post by Goose1 » Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:58 am

Any updates Eddie
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Unread post by Eddie » Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:58 pm

We are very excited to share our progress. We have built wings!
Check out the process in our latest YouTube video.
Here are some pictures as well.
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Unread post by Eddie » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:52 pm

Hans maak seker ons bly aan die werk :D
We have since mounted the wings installed and rigged the flaps and ailerons. The wings are closed up and into the paint booth.
The instrument panel is also finished. Now we are just finishing up the last few things for CAA inspection.
Our planning and stock for production is falling in place so soon we'll be making lots more!
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Unread post by Eddie » Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:07 pm

Massive flaps
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Unread post by Goose1 » Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:21 pm

=D> =D> Looking good Eddie and Team
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Unread post by Eddie » Mon May 30, 2022 11:18 am

She's got red wings! We have been very with the wings lately, the wings are painted and mounted again. This week we will finish off with painting the flaps and ailerons. While the paint dries we are working on the molds for some very sleek wingtips. A quick check on the scales indicates that we are right on target for 350 - 360kg empty weight.
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