Saturday 10 December 2016

Otago Aero Club's New ZK-OAC

Back on 5/8/16 the Otago Aero Club purchased Vans RV 12 from Malcolm Belcher of Hastings, who had built the aircraft as ZK-RVS2.  (the first ZK-RVS was Gary Spicer's RV 4 which was written off in 1996).  Malcolm has since gone on to build another RV 12.  The Otago Aero Club likes to have their microlight training aircraft registered with their initials so on 29/9/16 the club re-registered the RV 12 as ZK-OAC3.  This necessitated re-registering their previous ZK-OAC2 a Rans S6ES as ZK-TJE2 on the same day.

ZK-OAC3 (c/n 12-356) at Custom Aviation at Taieri after a refurbishment and repaint to this smart new colour scheme.

And for reference, here is the aircraft as ZK-RVS2 at Hastings on 8/3/14.  At that time it was powered by a Viking Honda engine but I understand that Malcolm later re-powered the aircraft with a Rotax 912.  Compare the nosewheel strut and the cowling with ZK-OAC2 to see the difference.

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