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Kolb Mark 111 Saskatchewan Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:01 pm
by Classicmark111
My classic Mark III was one of the first ones sold by the old Kolb company. It was welded up in their second production run just after they placed the Mark 111 on the market. I completed it in 1991 and have 400 hours on it. I love winter flying and have attached a photo.



PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:04 pm
by rickr
Orlando, Florida USA says hello! Man you look cold! :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:13 pm
by Classicmark111
Nice and warm flying, I have one rad enclosed in cardboard and duct tape. The other rad has all its warm air ducted into the cockpit. I wear a light weight snowmobile suit and winter boots, usually ending up too warm, that is when the door gets opened a crack.. The winter air is smooooooooooooooth with no turbulence and provides excellent climb.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:08 pm
by Classicmark111
Hi Rickr;

I was cold about 15 years ago when flying my old Kolb Ultrastar.
See attached file.


Heated MK III?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:34 pm
by pollus
Hey Brian, how do you manage to get that warm air into the cockpit? Seems like a good idea in our not-as-cold-as-Canada-but-still-not-quite-tropical Dutch winters. Have you any pictures of that?

Groet, Pollus

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:34 pm
by Classicmark111
I made a duct out of aluminum that mounts on the back side of one of the rads.  I have a 3â€? scat tube running from it into the cockpit.  It provides lots of warm air into the rear of the cockpit.  The warm air blast keeps all windows clear even with two people aboard.   I have flown comfortably in  Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 20 C weather.  
Check below for pictures.

Some flying videos taken from my Kolb can be viewed at;  

Kolb111 classic

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:32 pm
by Skysailor
You are exellent both.! I am new in aviation and in this forum. My mather tang is not english, so i am sorry.! I like Kolb Classic and i am askin you, Brain, what the all pluses and minuses of  model of Kolb Classic.? Brain, for me simpler to speake, that to write.! So, i am asking,  if i may call you and discuss  Kolb Classic.? If yes, please send me your phone№ Thank you.!
    Respectfully, Greg.