Zandvlei Trust

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.

 

2015

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 cockpit has a MGL Challenger EFIS with autopilot.

The plan is to finish this year.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

Barend standing next to his Cozy at Wonderboom.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

Wheeled out of the hangar for a photograph session in the sunlight. 
It looks deceptively small. The height at the top of the wing tips is about 3 metres above ground level.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

Pieter standing next to plane on its wheels to give some scale. It looks quite small by itself.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

Resting in its normal postion when parked, nose down.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

A peek inside the engine compartment. The engine inlet manifold can be seen.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

The painted cowlings propped open.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

The formwork to make the top and bottom cowling covers taking shape.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

The reduction drive plate for fitment purposes on the engine.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

The basic engine mounted to the firewall.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

At the airport the strakes have been made the wings fitted and filled. Have make the cowlings next.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

Its up on its own legs at home.


photograph by Barend de Beer.

The earliest supplied photo of the fuz, with the canard wheel bow and the main spar.

 

Some earlier photos of the building.


photograph by Chris van Hoof.

Trying out the imaginary seating position.

See more ....   new 14/05/2015.

 


                                                                                                                                                

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