ZU-MSC Explorer

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ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by mleathers » Tue May 13, 2014 7:35 am

Thanks to Stefan and the guys at the factory, ZU-MSC is fast becoming the ultimate Explorer!

Just waiting for the CS Prop and 3 axis autopilot and she is good to go :-)
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by mleathers » Wed May 28, 2014 9:25 am

Last addition which will be taking place is the installation of a collision avoidance system, and then she should be able to do just about anything :-)
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by mleathers » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:22 pm

TCAS and 3 axis autopilot is in, and the constant speed prop arrived today and is being fitted over the next few days.

Only a week or two away from having the ultimate Explorer :-)
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by mleathers » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:51 am

Well the upgrades are complete :D Will post panel pics shortly, but here are some pics of MSC with the new constant speed prop fitted!
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by smalltimeflyer » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:34 pm

what a beaut, very nice lines! Can I ask what she has cost you to buy or build?
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by stefan » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:39 pm

The upgrades include a 3 axis auto-pilot, a TCAS system and a IVO constant speed prop. This plane as is will be about 720 k new incl VAT. What it cost Mark is his secret.... :wink:

Today At Petit, 1up and half tanks at 5400 ft elevation and DA of about 6000 I took off in less than 70m and climb at 1000ft/min. 2 up we climbed out at 65mp/h with a 800ft/min climb. Very impressive. The cruise is 110-115 indicated and 122-127mph TAS @5000-5150 rpm burning 18liters/hr. It was a bit too bumpy to go faster but she will get to close to VNE straight and level.
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:46 pm

That's fantastic.

Why would people want those bliks from south of Jhb?????? :oops: :oops:
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by stefan » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:38 pm

Man, this is a lekke plane. Delivered MSC yesterday in Virginia. The flight was bumpy as hell over the berg. Total time was 3,8 hr's which included warm up at Petit(0,3), circling a friends farm and a fly-by as well as(0,2), landing at Newcastle(0,3) to refuel (Only 27 liters) and circling Greytown (0,1) (deciding if I need land for a pee).

Actual flight time was 2,9 hr's. Avg GPS groundspeed was 96kts. Some pics attached.
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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by stefan » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:41 pm

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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by Dave Mc Naught » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:04 am

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Durban Skyye Flight School operating out of Virginia Airport will have this Explorer on register for taildragger training and conversions. Beautiful little plane suitable for Light Sport NPL training and can also be flown by PPL/Com pilots.

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Re: ZU-MSC Explorer

Unread post by blainec » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:01 am

Dave, I saw your plane the day before Stephan delivered it , what a beauty, enjoy.

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