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Flybabies in South Africa

The Fly Baby is a single-seat, open cockpit, folding-wing monoplane powered by engines ranging from 65 to 100 HP

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Aaah Mike,

And there we thought you lived in the land of stealth technology - :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :P :P

Or are we misinformed???

So what do you have in the hangar?

Please do tell - or better yet post a pic of the "toy room" with toys

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Nothing special. 182R, and soon a U206
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Hi Chaps
ZS-UFI is owned and flown by Marcus Weitzman ( not sure of the spelling), he had some trouble getting the convex done, that is history now....... saw him the weekend taxing in.....

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And a quick update on VXA - she is back in the air at last - CAA have endorsed Tony Van Vliets license for the fly baby so he test flew it for me on Monday and will be able to give me the conversion. Problem solved. Couple of minor snags to sort out and I am up and riding again. :D :D :D

He really enjoyed flying it. Loved the open cockpit.
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Awesome, congratulations
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Got to see a Flybaby Bipe a few weeks ago. It needs TLC, and the owner said I could buy it for $7,000 US. I like the look of it, but for me, the original FB is still the better looking of the two.
As usual, I did not have my camera with me, so I took some photos from my phone and can't get them to my computer to post here!!
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SNAP !! Took some with my phone as well - will have to get the kids to do a download for me :D
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Hi All,

I have bought ZU-EXM from L Orsmond and am busy getting the prop re-pitched, I could only get 2200 @ 70mph on the climb 200fpm, with the C85. Prop is McCauley 71/50

ZU-EXM was imported from the States in 2007 ( N1569) and was first flown in 1968, the builder was Steve Ward.

I'm chuft to here UFI is flying again, she served me well and should never have sold her :cry:
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Congrats on the purchase. Is that the one that was re-assembled at Krugersdorp after import? Hope you come right with the performance.
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Yip thats the one, was white with metallic blue top.
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Tony Wills built a beauty all those years ago!
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It's time to put the "energy out there" by posting that I am getting my lazy rear end into the garage again, to re-start the restoration of ZS-UFJ :shock: :shock:

My previous postings were done under "FlyBabyNut", which somehow got zapped by the Moderators - probably through lack of use!!

So, I had better get to making some visible progress on my machine, and will post some pics for modellers, and or other interested parties, to add to those above.

If anyone has servicable C-85 accessories in their cupboard, please pm me with details.

Needs/Wants for C-85:
Carb
Intake spider/manifold
mags
exhaust system
J3 Cub type cowling - (Open cylinders)
Wood prop 72" X 42"

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I would absolutely love love love to build or restore one of these gorgeous little birds - are there any projects available in SA or is anyone offering a replica or kit?? [-o< [-o< By the way, the examples posted here are just magnificent!
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Hi wingnutzster:

No projects that I know of - BUT ZS-BAB was bought from the guy I sold her to, and did not pay him - so she will never be transferred into his name should he want to apply for a permit to fly :evil: Seeing as I must still sign the page 8 on the CAA transfer of ownership form!!

So she may be available - as a starter, due to various parts from her having been used for another homebuilt.

Otherwise you could do some web perving as follows:

www.bowersflybaby.com

www.barnstormers.com

then go to the "experimental" section and look for the Fly Baby tab to view what is currently on the US market.

Have fun

If you want to view my project - drop me a pm or reply with your cel nr.

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Absolutely would....will pm you my details :)
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