Post by planewriting on Aug 26, 2018 10:12:45 GMT 12
Not sure if I missed something obvious here but I am surprised (and saddened) by the following on the CAA website. I knew of its recent (10 June 2018) ownership change to Auckland Seaplanes Limited but I did not know of an accident. Can someone point me in the direction of any reference to BBX's demise? Thanks in advance.
ZK-CRE is my favourite Beaver, it was the last brand new one stored at the back of the fieldair hangar with its wings off and stored. I was a hangar brat that badgered Hugh Laracy for a summer job and I helped assemble it when it was finally put in service.
The flap selector was modified after the Rural Accident by a really simple piece of engineering. A hole was drilled in the selector and a spring attached to always pull the selector to flaps down selected. On the other side a Bowden cable up to a bicycle brake leaver on the flap pump handle. The pilot had to squeeze the brake leaver to get flaps up and releasing the handle would automatically give flaps down.