[OT] Wilga on steroids

kolibri282

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The PZL 104 Wilga was a very redoubtable bush plane in its own right, also used for glider tow. It used to be one of the favourites at competitions of what in Germany is called "Superorchideen", airplanes with 70+ feet of wingspan. Well, that wasn't enough for this gentleman, so look how he gave this plane one huge shot in the arm...;-)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqhI4MeCn1c

Have a nice weekend!
 

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You can goto Mike Patey's channel and see the full build. Amazing work.
 

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Saw many video's of this plane never knew who built it until now. Thanks for sharing.
 

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The previous owner of the PRA Mentone airport also owned a Wilga for the Mentone skydiving operation.
 

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She's getting re-engined with Mike Pateys old IO-540
 
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The Wilga is a bit of a rough beauty and yours is looking really great, Barry! She reminds me a bit of the MS-230 of which I had posted pictures in this, the history section of the forum. Please keep us informed on your progress, keep my fingers crossed that all goes smoothly.
 

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She’s a great plane....tough as nails!
I love radials but I think the new engine will result in a lot more flight time.
 

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Too tall for my hangar doors. Other than that, it looks like a fun way to burn 43 gallons per hour.
 

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Too tall for my hangar doors. Other than that, it looks like a fun way to burn 43 gallons per hour.
Doesn't the jet gyro burn close to the same rate? jet gyro is one seater.... This thing can take the whole gang up for a ride.
 

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Jet gyro wins!! 48 gallons/hour!!!!
 
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