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Kent Misegades' KZ VIII

Posted by EAA 1114 Webmaster on September 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (8)

If I had a clone and a large walkout basement full of tools like Jack Phillips does, I would build a KZ VIII.  A design from the prolific Swedish engineer Bjoern Andreasson (Buecker Bestmann and Jungman, Cynet, MFI-09, SAAB Sonnett sports car, etc.), it is said that the KZ VIII inspired Walter Extra to stop building Pitts and develop his early monoplane aerobatic ships.  Its line are sensuous, and I like working with wood.   Niels Nielsen and I have seen two of only three KZ VIIIs in the world at the great Danmarks Flymuseum in Stauning, Denmark.  The picture here is of a recent creation, a blue KZ VIII built and flown by former Danish Air Force Draken/F-16 pilot Hardy Vad.  The white and red one is an original, with an inline engine.

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