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N6230K (#433) progress report

[2013-12-21] John Cuny reports from WA that the restoration of N6230K (#433) is progressing well.  

Since October 2012 #433 has been at Brian VanWagnen's shop in Jackson, MI, where Brian has done a tremendous job to get the restoration finished! In May 2013, #433 was ready for painting and early June 2013 she came out of the paint shop in a beautiful blue paint scheme.  Now final assembly is well under way, and John expect to have #433 flying again in 2014.  We look forward to seeing another beautiful Seabee flying soon!  A Simuflight Lycoming IGSO-480 engine conversion was installed by Henry Ruzakowski some years ago.

 

 

 

 

CF-EVE - The SkeeBee!

CF-EVE

CF-EVE - The SkeeBee!


Skeebee!

[2013-03-21] My Seabee (CF-EVE) is equipped with a V8 Corvette engine so I call it a Veebee!

As this flying machine is an homebuilt I can make many changes without asking permission to Transport Canada. So, because I live where there is snow and I love ski flying I decided to install non certified wheel-skis from Datum Air www.datumair.com . My Veebee become a Skeebee during cold season. The main skis move fore and aft with the use of an electric motor. The main wheels climb on the skis and you land in the snow. The tail ski is a fix penetration ski with the wheel showing under the ski. The landing gear handle is lock in the down position. You don’t want to put the main gears up!!

In short, my Veebee is a triphibian that I can use all year around and which is fun to fly. In just 1 ˝ year the Veebee flew over the polar bear in the arctic and in the same water as the floridian alligator and it is at ease everywhere!

E-mail from André Durocher 2013-03-21
Photos by Jean-Pierre Bonin

 

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