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VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari
29 November 2018 Build Update Due to the high temperatures in South Africa we decided to rather fit a large oil cooler. We manufactured a bracket that is welded onto the engine mount behind the engine. The oil tank will be fitted behind the oil cooler. The tank is slanted rearwards to open a path for proper airflow. Engine mount is now painted and fitted again. Now we can make some pro...
VERNER Powered 7 cyl 137 hpSafari
27 November 2018 Build Update We had to manufacture a scoop at the bottom of the cowling in order to fit the oil cooler and oil tank. The tank has to be lower than the lowest part of the drain coming from the tappet covers. This way there will be very little oil build up around the valve area when the engine is not running. The roof is fitted and upholstered. Most of the electrical com...
VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari
22 November 2018 Build Update Today we modified the bootcowl to fit the round firewall shape and also made a new windscreen template....
VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari
21 November 2018 Build Update The cowl is basically done. We still have to manufacture the oil tank and find a good place for the oil cooler, for this we will have to cut a hole in the bottom cowl and modify the cowl slightly....
VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari
20 November 2018 Build update The first set of cowlings are made from the new moulds. Today we started the fitment of the new cowlings. The seat is done and upholstered. We also started the upholstry of the interior. We also fitted the wings and jury struts. Starting to look like a plane again. ...
VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari
18 November 2018 What I didn't post previously was the work we did prior to starting the blog posts. First we had to manufacture a engine mount. We did this by making a ring and then welding braces to form 6 attachment points on the engine and 5 on the firwall. ...
VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari
15 November 2018 Build update Today the composite team completed the top part of the cowling mould. Tomorrow the mould will be removed from the plug and then the process will start to cut off the plug around the engine. Wings are painted and drying in the spray booth. Next week we will start assembly. ...
VERNER powered 7 Cylinder 137hp Safari
14 November 2018 Build update VERNER Powered 7 cylinder 137hp Safari Our first Verner powered Safari build is coming along nicely. The mould for the new cowling is in the process of being laminated and should be completed in the coming days. When the mould is completed, we will make the first cowling and see what she looks like. The wings, roof, turtle deck and lift strut...