Flybabies in South Africa

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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by viggkri » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:29 pm

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Just a "teaser" on the painting, just some details and clearcoat to do before final assembly.
Indoors and mobilphone-camera, but the colours to the left in the picture is almost correct.

Jimbo has given me great service, and has provided all the detailed photos that i need.

Now , enjoying food, wine, family and snow for a few days.

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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Jimbo » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:22 am

Fabulous job Viggo - could be looking at the original.

Enjoy the break.

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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by noelotten » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:22 pm

Mike Wissing wrote:My wife is pretty oblivious, but I am SURE she would notice another plane in the hangar!!
Aaaahhhhhh! Therein lies the rub!

The difference between wives and aeroplanes ..... an aeroplane does not care if there is another aeroplane in your hangar!

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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Jimbo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:35 am

Got this from Viggo today:
Hi Jim

First flight with the Flybaby today, all went well.

I have made two smal clips on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS_YKTSQ ... ature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krlyQtXQ ... ature=plcp

I have left the wheel-pants of for winter flying and have some more cockpit-work to do, otherwise she is finished, thanks for your support.
I will take some better pictures and video when the spring is comming.

Regards
Viggo

along with a couple of pics:
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:15 pm

The Springs Flybaby will probably come on the market soon. Markus Weitzman passed away recently.
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Sundownerman » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:11 pm

Hi Paul,

Any news of or has. UFI been put on the market for sale yet?

If so - any details, current condition and location (still at Springs?) or contact nr's for the person handling the sale?

Rgds

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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by viggkri » Sat May 12, 2012 9:35 am

Hi

I made a smal video of half scale VXA, in summerlike conditions.

Viggo



http://youtu.be/sCSb-INSKo4
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Jimbo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:12 am

Hi Guys. That sad day has arrived and I have been grounded by the medical fraternity.
VXA is for sale at R150K.
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by FLYGUYS » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:24 am

Hi Jimbo,
Sorry to hear about your medical,
Please send me some photos and details, times etc.
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by FLYGUYS » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:28 am

Does anyone have plans for the Bowers Fly Baby ???
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by bullet » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:09 am

In The Haze/ Ugly Duckling, what happened to Marcus` Flybaby?
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by In The Haze » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:29 am

I really don't know, sorry...... :? Maybe someone else has info.
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Axis » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:21 am

Hi All,

We shared a hangar with UFI at the time, and took it over when Marcus passed away. It is back in the air and will hopefully be seen at fly ins and events.
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Mike Wissing » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Axis wrote:Hi All,

We shared a hangar with UFI at the time, and took it over when Marcus passed away. It is back in the air and will hopefully be seen at fly ins and events.
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Re: Flybabies in South Africa

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:03 pm

Bowers Fly Baby ZS-UFI at Petit Airfield FARA
4 October 2014
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