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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Neville Ferreira » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:15 pm

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I flew her for 15 years and had loads of fun. A very good and reliable little aircraft.
Gavin did you have the O-200 engin?
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by 2000andmore » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:08 am

Hi Neville,

BLX has a Continental C85. Quite adequate for the job and leaves the Cubs far behind :-)

The Taylorcraft has a NACA 23012 airfoil which is the secret to its "speed" and good flying characteristics. The Cessna Citation and Caravan and many other successful aircraft still use it.

It's nice to see you having fun in a Taylorcraft.

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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by 2000andmore » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:15 am

Glen Dell used to own her before the rebuild by Tim Kearton. Seen here with her original registration on what is now the golf course at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Glen was on his way to the Margate airshow.
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:49 am

2000andmore wrote:
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Glen Dell used to own her before the rebuild by Tim Kearton. Seen here with her original registration on what is now the golf course at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Glen was on his way to the Margate airshow.
Wow what a blast from the past :!: :!:
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Christopher » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:39 pm

I'm reluctant to ask this; but in this photo (above) the engine appears to be running and there are still stones/rocks under the wheels...strange?
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by 2000andmore » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:28 pm

BLX never had an electric starter, so "chocks" and a prop swing were required. I guess whoever took the photo was the starter :D
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Unread post by Christopher » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:42 pm

Ah, that makes sense, then: thanks, Gavin.
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Whirly » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:20 pm

2000andmore wrote:
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BLX never had an electric starter, so "chocks" and a prop swing were required. I guess whoever took the photo was the starter :D
I looks like there is someone inside though. :?

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