Kitplanes for Africa
By Willie Bodenstein
Kitplanes for Africa began producing the Bushbaby in 1994. The initial aircraft was modelled on the popular and very successful Kitfox 4. The fuselage is constructed from tig welded tubular SAE1010 steel. Seating is dual, side by side with both seats having access to all engine and flight controls. Fuel capacity is 100 litres in the wings and a 5 litre header tank.
In 2008 the Safari was developed and like the Explorer this is also a further development of the original Bushbaby. The Safari has an 8 inch wider cockpit and firewall, longer fuselage, higher tail fin, larger elevator and rudder. Upon final type acceptance it is expected that the MAUW weight for the Safari will be 700kgs. All 3 models use exactly the same wing though the Safari has the lift strut attachment some 300mm further outboard.
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