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Some factory projects

Unread post by stefan » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:17 pm

Just thought I would post some factory projects on here also. Complete info on http://www.microlighters.co.za under aircraft specific discussions.
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Unread post by stefan » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:20 pm

A new Jabiru 3300 powered Explorer in the making. Mogas's new baby and will aslo be used as a factory demo
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Unread post by stefan » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:28 pm

Also in progress is the Red Barron. Going to Reunion Island. Powered by UL 260i
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Re: Some factory projects

Unread post by Rotor kop » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:01 am

Very nice looking - presume Bush Baby? Has that undercarriage been made stronger in the last couple of years?
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Re: Some factory projects

Unread post by Mogas » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:10 pm

Hi Rotor Kop
These are Explorers. The one after the Bushbaby and sister ships to the bigger Safari.
Regarding the gear, problems have been seen where the uninformed strung the bungees too tight, bending axles, gear legs and in the worst cases damage to the fuselage itself. Correctly rigged the bungee gear is more than adequate in coping with hard landings. For those still unconvinced we do also offer the expensive and heavy Grove gear on initial or re-builds.
I see you are in Badplaas, just around the corner :D pop into the factory at Komati anytime.
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Re: Some factory projects

Unread post by stefan » Sun May 09, 2010 7:00 pm

Some more pic's
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Re: Some factory projects

Unread post by stefan » Sun May 16, 2010 7:23 pm

The new cowlings and fairings has paid of. This aircraft is a serious performer.
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Cruise 4300rpm IAS - 88mph TAS - 93mph
4500rpm IAS - 97mph TAS - 102mph
4700rpm IAS - 105mph TAS - 110mph
5100rpm IAS - 115mph TAS - 121mph
5200rpm IAS - 120mph TAS - 126mph
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Re: Some factory projects

Unread post by stefan » Thu May 27, 2010 8:27 pm

And for those pesimists here is some evidence
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