Zambrano Bocono I: Venezuela's first indigenous homebuilt airplane

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  1. Oct 18, 2016 #1

    cluttonfred

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    Here's a new one to me...Venezuela's first indigenous homebuilt aircraft. Note the summary below--1948 VW engine, Allis-Chalmers tractor magneto, silver doped satin fabric, galvanized mild steel tubing and a windscreen made from a Willys Jeep soft top! The result was a sort of low-wing, fully-enclosed Legal Eagle. Bocono II was a helicopter. Neat stuff!

    Copia de Cutaway avión Zambrano Bocono  final.jpg Única-y-rara-foto-conocida-del-avión-Boconó-I-construido-por-el-Trujillano-Vicente-Zambrano.-Cer.jpg BoconoI.vlcsnap-2014-01-19-20h42m16s255.jpg

    Complete article (in Spanish with many pics and renderings, use Google Translate if needed): http://www.aviacioncivil.com.ve/el-primer-avion-autoctono-de-venezuela-el-bocono-de-vicente-zambrano

    Documentary video (also in Spanish, use the settings button in YouTube for auto-translated subtitles if needed)

     
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    lake_harley

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    I'm surprised you haven't already ruffled Rockiedog2's feathers with that comparison.

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    don january

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    Wow, What a sight for eye's that don't hurt. I'll be back I need to get a eye drop or two. :gig:
     

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