VH-BCA (3)  Sasin SA-29 Spraymaster                     (c/n  DH-HF-46)

                                         VH-BCA was the second Sasin-Aerostructures SA-29 completed at Bankstown and was first
                                         flown in September 1965.  It was built up using the stripped airframes of two former RAF Chip-
                                         munks purchased from the Royal Newcastle Aero Cub spares collection, namely G-AOUC (ex
                                         RAF WG412) and WB601.  The c/n is a corruption of the DH fuselage number "HF46".  It was
                                         registered to Bob Couper Pty Ltd of Cunderdin, WA in September, 1965. Geoff Goodall's photo
                                         above was taken at that venue in December 1969.         Other photos from Geoff's vast collection
                                         show it in the series of images below, viz:   
<>                                             At Mareeba, Qld in April 1978 with faded paintwork, retired by its Cairns owner Bob Moro
                                             after several years as a glider tug for the Far North Queensland Soaring Club at Mareeba.
                                             At Murwillumbah, NSW in August 1990 looking much more loved after a major restoration
                                             for new owner Cliff Douglas, Tallebudgera Qld  (photo by David Eyre)
                                             At Mareeba, Qld in May 2005 following a complete rebuild and conversion back to a basic
                                             DHC-1 Chipmunk by North Queensland Warbirds, based at Mareeba.  (photo by Paul Howard)