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are too poor to afford it and
too proud to beg.
 

KOBUS DE WET'S VP-1
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There is work to be done

All pictures on these pages were taken with a "Panasonic RX15" video camera and single frames were taken from the video by means of a computer program "DC10". I do not use a SLR camera anymore as it is a waste and very expensive. With this system I have no failures and I cut out the middle man (developing). The cost of the video camera and PC program was less that the price of a good digital camera. The scanner of my PC system is only used as part of the PC fax system.

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VP-1  ZS-UYT standing under the wing ZS-TOL a MAULE where she had been standing for seven years.
That engine cowling will have to go.

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On the road again on Johnny Navarro's flat bed trailer behind his Paw x Paw.
Believe it or not he has had a complete Cherokee 140 on that trailer.

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On our way to The Skunkworks

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If you look at the last picture you will know why she was plagued by carb ice. The carb  will stay on top of the engine but the new intake manifold will be made of stainless steel. The reason for the new manifold is to move the carb further back and down to give more clearance between the upper cowling and the top of the carb. At the back of the engine you can see the dummy fire wall to make the new cowling. The cowling will be a basic continuation of the fire wall shape with compound curves at the top front and a single curve at the bottom front. The exhausts will be stubs, curving down out of the head and stopping just below the bottom edge of the lower cowling. The standard VW cast aluminum inlet manifold will be replaced by stainless steel tube welded manifolds. As there will be more space between the port inlet manifold and the oil cooler this space will be used to place an exhaust duct between the back of the oilcooler and the top of the upper cowling. This duct will be fitted with a huge butterfly valve to control the air flow through the oil cooler.

 

 

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Last update 29 March 2000