First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:13 pm

Some more pics.......The prop hub not lining up is because this is the VW derived Cubby engine with the belt reduction drive sitting there :roll: The customer wants these cowls, similar to the Rans S7 cowls , so we will make a small alteration to make it look right :lol:
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:21 pm

Almost forgot the most important one.......The "Super Cub" nose. You will notice in previous pics there is a white bootcowl being made, that is to go with the Super Cub nose end.
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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by Johan Swakopmund » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:12 pm

Hi Jean

Onthou jy die tyd toe Suid Afrika onder alle sanksies was a g v dat ons daardie tyd opgestaan het teen Swapo en die ANC
Toe het die Suid Afrikaners self onwerp en gebou - dink maar aan die G5 kanon die verbeterings op die Mirage die eerste
landmyn bestande voertuie- Nou bou die hele wereld voertuie ens maar die oorspronklike idee was van die Suid Afrikaners
en die Israeliete.

Nou wonder ek - is die swak rand nie dalk n seen in plaas van n vloek nie - Ons staan weer een, een op en onwerp en bou en verbeter
op die sogenaamde oorsese ingevoerde "kits" nie.

Het na die "kits" kekyk wat nou te koop aangebied word uit Natal en verseker ons kan baie goedkoper die selfde doen.
Waarom moet n Cub / Supercub namaaksel na aan 2 miljoen kos- Ons het die "expertees" hier, van onwerp, bou, instrumentasie
(MGL reeks) etc
Julle manne wat in die game is moet net aanhou en innoverend dink en doen- weet dit is nie aldag maklik nie en die mark
is klein.

Ek wil net weer vir ou Boet Loubser ook weer wakker maak met die Toyota of enige so n enjin wat ons kan gebruik en wat
2 tot 300 000 km doen sonder probleme in n motor. Selfs die Volkswagen enjin soos die KR wat ek jou oor gekontak het word nie meer
gebou nie en onderdele word al skaarser en verskriklik duur as ons moet invoer met n amerikaanse dollar.

groete uit Namibia en hou so aan

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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:49 pm

:D :D Dankie Johan , dit is maar net stadiger as mens nie Staats bevondsing kry nie.....mind you I do not want government funding. Soon we will be there where we want to be with the redesign of the Cubby, the idea is not to try and get rich out of it . The idea is to keep flying affordable for fellow aviation minded folks. :D
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Unread post by ppakotze » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:01 am

So die nuwe cubby se naam is eintlik die 'super cubby'

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Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:54 am

ppakotze wrote:So die nuwe cubby se naam is eintlik die 'super cubby'

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The name will still be Cubby, just the particular model will be known as "Super Cubby" . We are working together with another well known aviation company to create a "Cubby UL" for the overseas market, to fall into their Ultralight market.
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Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:09 pm

Jean, do you have a production list of all the Cubby's in SA...including those that may not still be around ?
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:24 pm

Hi Bearcat, yes I do have said list. And a bit of history about some of the "presently not flying " Cubbies . Some have changed ownership and I have to get the new details.
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Unread post by ppakotze » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:52 am

Any more photos of the progress on this one?
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:49 pm

ppakotze wrote:Any more photos of the progress on this one?
Soon....in another 2 weeks or so...... :D
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:28 pm

:D This one is ALMOST done, a week or two and she goes to the airfield. I will post more pics in a week or so.
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Unread post by ppakotze » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:33 am

Photos! #Photos MustPost
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:43 pm

ppakotze wrote:Photos! #Photos MustPost
:lol: OK Ok ok...the one in the above fotos is at Swellendam airfield, test flying will begin hopefully next week. The owner is happy with the appearance of his purchase :lol: Now let us see if it flies as nicely as it looks.
PS what program can I use to get fotos off my Lumia 930 onto my laptop ??? The cable connection does not even show the connection to be active, please, any help is welcome as I am a computor Dinosaur :? Is there a foto download manager that one can get off the internet ?
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:22 pm

Here are the promised fotos. Please leave your comments/criticisms , both are welcome.
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Ok guys here are some fotos of the first new model. This one still has the VW based Cubby engine, but minus the fuel injection. This has an injectorbody with cockpit controlled mixture and fuel shut off. The next two will have different engines. Flight testing will start soon to collect data for certification of front seat solo flight.
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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by okflyer » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:10 am

@Jean:
Congrats =D> Very nice indeed.
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