Another "bird is hatching" in Wonderbom, Pretoria.
Promoting the airplane homebuilding industry in South Africa.
A Cozy Mk 4, plans No. 1649 being built by Barend de Beer.
Contact Gavin Lawson if you are a homebuilder and require aircraft parts made or refurbished.
May 2015 - During May, Pieter Saayman went to visit Barend and returned with copies of these photos, so we started this page of the build which is progressing very well.
Barend started building in October 2011.
The engine is a Mazda B13 rotary turbo with an inter cooler driving a
belt drive reduction to the prop. It has a double Spittronic engine
management system for the injection and ignition.
The plan is to finish this year.
Barend standing next to his Cozy at Wonderboom.
Wheeled out of the hangar for a
photograph session in the sunlight.
Pieter standing next to plane on its wheels to give some scale. It looks quite small by itself.
Resting in its normal postion when parked, nose down.
A peek inside the engine compartment. The engine inlet manifold can be seen.
The painted cowlings propped open.
The formwork to make the top and bottom cowling covers taking shape.
The reduction drive plate for fitment purposes on the engine.
The basic engine mounted to the firewall.
At the airport the strakes have been made the wings fitted and filled. Have make the cowlings next.
Its up on its own legs at home.
The earliest supplied photo of the fuz, with the canard wheel bow and the main spar.
Some earlier photos of the building.
Trying out the imaginary seating position.
See more .... new 14/05/2015.