Its a bit hard to tell from this angle - Its quite hard to pick what the top Longerons do! Looking at the bay between the back of the door opening and the angled rear cabin bulkhead I think it could well be an ag machine.
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...
Post by The Red Baron on Jan 11, 2016 19:40:22 GMT 12
I'm no Cub expert,but is that a real Cub fuselage.Looking at pictures of Super Cub airframes on google images they appear to be much more robust than this one.Could this be a microlight replica cub airframe?. Ag Cubs had a hatch on top of the fuselage for the loader driver to ride behind the hopper,just behind the wings trailing edge,so it cant have any longerons in the way so the driver can get in and out.Also they used to have a foot hold on the side of the fuselage for the driver to climb up. Some Ag Cubs also had the fuselage widened.
The first aircraft that I got my hands on when I started with Rex Aviation, at Taieri at the beginning of 1965 was PA-18A ZK-BTJ, my job, stand on head down hopper, and scrape out the excess super, then clean the hopper box. I then learned how to clean spark plugs, so endeth the first day. It was a bit upsetting, when in June, James Ferguson was killed at Island Block Airstrip when he pulled up to clear HT lines, BTJ was burnt out. isc
That's interesting - I didn't realise BYW ever had a can in her. Who rebuilt BPB to become BYW?
BYV ex ZK-BOW 18-6219 and BYW ex ZK-BPB 18-6170 were both registered to Airwork(NZ) Ltd Christchurch on 1 Feb 1962 and this is substantiated by the above BYW photo being outside the Airwork hangar. I would therefore expect it was Airwork who did both rebuilds. With a rego like that I would have thought it had a wine bottle rather than a can.