ZUFDJ Jab J430

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ZUFDJ Jab J430

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ZU - FDJ is a Jabiru 430, Serial no 628, constructed in April of 2009 at the George factory.

It was exported to Botswana on the 3rd of November 2009, as A2 - UFO. (Really! 8) :lol: )

It has the distinction of being the heaviest Jabbie so far, with a MAUW of 780kg, and is at present only 1 of 3 IF Rated Jabbies in the world that we know off.
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Re: ZUFDJ Jab J430

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ZuluBen wrote:with a MAUW of 780kg.
Zuluben, my J430 has a MAUW of 760kgs....What changes / special construction did they do to your aircraft to give it a MAUW of 780kgs?
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Re: ZUFDJ Jab J430

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Lovely Jab!
ZuluBen wrote:is at present only 1 of 3 IF Rated Jabbies in the world that we know of
A panel shot and run-town of the instrumentation would be interesting, possibly also a short diatribe on how getting an NTCA such as the Jabi, IF rated in Bechuanaland works?
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Re: ZUFDJ Jab J430

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As a comprehensive survival kit (at least 2 cases of beer :twisted: :wink: ) should be carried in Botswana, they agreed to give me an extra 20 kgs.

Certified instruments, and a recommendation from the factory is all they required.

Interestingly, as CAAB have inspected and approved the Jab factory, you can have the Jab as fully certified, or non certified on the Bots register.

And as Australia has actually certified the Dynon, it means that both my EFIS and Steam guages are thus certified.

Will post a panel pic soon.
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A panel pic as promised.
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Re: ZUFDJ Jab J430

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Ben, absoluut pragtig!!!
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Re: ZUFDJ Jab J430

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A2 UFO on one of her many trips around the subcontinent. Here, she's sporting her race number.
Backdrop is the Northern slopes of Mariepskop.
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