Wheelspats for Bushbaby

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Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by zufal » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:06 am

Does anyone have Wheelspats for a Bushbaby Lying around that will fit 800 x 6 tyres
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Re: Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by stefan » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:43 pm

I have new ones.....Approx 1900 excl VAT with brackets
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Re: Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:39 pm

How much of a speed difference will the spats make on a 582 BB? I am thinking of all the "mods" to do while she is having the work done, but I also know that I am still a tailwheel pilot in the making, so wont want to break them while still learning.
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Re: Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by Flooi » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:40 pm

Jayson v Schalkwyk wrote:How much of a speed difference will the spats make on a 582 BB? I am thinking of all the "mods" to do while she is having the work done, but I also know that I am still a tailwheel pilot in the making, so wont want to break them while still learning.
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Re: Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:48 pm

Thanks Flooi,

Makes sense with the slower speeds of the BB. I didnt even think of the wing protection aspect of the spats.

Although I have very few hours on the plane, the older Bushbay's seem quite "draggy" and with a few small fairings etc can be cleaned up really nicely.
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Re: Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by Flooi » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:34 pm

Jayson. I now have my 3rd Bushbaby. They are not built for speed. The 912uls Explorer I had a while
Back with a Kiev prop, cruised at about 95mph indicated.

My current Mk1 Explorer has a UL260i engine with a P prop. Cruise indicates about 85mph.

I love the Bushbaby for many reasons. It is a good all rounder. The only way you can get more
Speed from it, would be to add fairings on struts and the spats... which might give you only 3 or 4
Mph more. The big thing is the prop. Adding the correct Whirwind prop could give an extra 10 mph.
But... is it worth the R25000?

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Re: Wheelspats for Bushbaby

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:41 pm

I hear you.

The one I have is very serial number, 32, never been finished or flown. She has a 582 on and will have a p prop. Kitplanes is going to do the "582 engine" upgrade and make her look spiffy.

Am excited!!!
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