Jayson's Bushbaby

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Jayson's Bushbaby

Unread post by stefan » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:59 pm

Some pics of Witblitz being completed.
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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:24 am

Nice surprise - Thanks Stefan!!

And just a little background.

This is Bushbaby serial number 32. She started life in PE and I took her over a bout 2 years ago. I am the 3rd owner. To date it has never flown and is now powered by a Rotax 582 blue top. Kitplanes For Africa has done the 'Inversion Conversion" :lol: and a few upgrades and improvements to improve safety and reliability bringing her more inline with the newer Bushbabies.

Witblitz just needs paint and the panel finished.

I am really getting itchy feet now. Nearly time to start flying
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Unread post by Donovan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:19 am

Congrats Jason

She is looking good!!
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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:49 am

Thanks very much. I cant take the credit since the great team at Kitplanes for Africa is making it all happen.

Just cant wait to get Witblitz flying - hopefully soon. Would be an awesome Christmas pressie - from Me to Me. hahaha
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Unread post by Donovan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:56 am

Yip, Stefan and his team are legends. Hopefully I'll be in your shoes when the Xpedition arrives.

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Unread post by stefan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:14 pm

Donovan wrote:Yip, Stefan and his team are legends. Hopefully I'll be in your shoes when the Xpedition arrives.

(hat, coat, LOL)
With another manufacturer having 4 seater troubles I decided to let them fight the battle. We will fly next year buddy :D
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Unread post by Donovan » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:26 am

Understand that.

I'm glad it has not be scrapped cos I feel it is going to be a GREAT aircraft, more roomy than the other one and as bullet proof as the Safari!!
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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:14 pm

Stefan,

pllleeeasssseeeeee can you post a few more pics. The suspense is making me mal!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by stefan » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:33 pm

Your aeroplane is at a stage where the progress from the one pic to the next is hardly noticeable. The last 10%. hang in there. About 2 weeks to start.
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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:02 pm

Woo hoooo!!

I cannot wait...
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