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Bushbaby, Explorer and Safari Aircraft

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The Explorer and Safari have no relation to the Kitfox. The older Bushbabies were related to the Kitfox 4. They only look alike from a distance. The only similarity is the wing profile. The flaperon sizes, spar thickness and the amount of ribs in the wing are different. We have a thicker main spar, use a alli doubler tube and have more ribs. We also have the fiberglass leading edge cuffs as standard. I measured a Kitfox 7 the other day just out of curiosity and the the Kitfox is 90mm longer than the Explorer and the Explorer is 10mm wider and higher in the roof. The Safari is 140mm wider in the cockpit and 300mm longer in the fuselage section. The total lenght of the Safari is about 450mm longer than the Kitfox 7 SS. The Safari is much larger than the Kitfox overall and can carry more load.

 

 

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Hi guys, just back in Alice after a couple of weeks in central NT with no coverage. Yes I am building an Explorer and welcome contact from anyone interested in building a rag and tube airplane. Im no expert but I can't believe how easy it is to build. The kit is coming along nicely, I'm on day 15 now ( when I get back home in about another week ) and the wing dry fitting has been completed. Then the wings are to be removed and engine and instruments dry fitted. If my work with the mining company holds off I'm sure the covering would only be weeks away. What I really like is being able to tailor the Explorer to suit myself, already I am adding extra fuel tanks and a larger roof window, pic below. Stefan from KFA is a world of info and answers any build questions immediately.Steve

Hi Steve L. I live in Gawler and would love to chat to you about your Bushbaby- I guess you have finished it by now.

 

 

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Hi Steve L. I live in Gawler and would love to chat to you about your Bushbaby- I guess you have finished it by now.

Steve is still busy but making great progress. There was a long period that he couldn't work on his project but last I heard he was covering. Send me an e-mail and I will answer questions you might have and also send yo Steve's details. Our Auz agent's details are also on our website.

 

 

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