Weight and Balance 2011

Weight and Balance 2011

We’re finalizing out latest updates (the new Vertical Power electrical system and interior) and condition inspection, so it’s time for a new Weight and Balance. Awhile back I mentioned that we bought some performance scales from Intercomp racing. The process is pretty simple with these, as the load cells can take 1,500 pounds apiece, we […]

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Shimmy Dampener

Shimmy Dampener

Before flight you need to recheck that your nosewheel torque is correct so you don’t get nosewheel shimmy. See the¬†Nosewheel Shimmy Dampener¬†section for more inforamtion. Shimmy Dampener Nose Wheel Belleville washers For formatting only Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisci elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad […]

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Control Rigging

Control Rigging

Before flight it’s critically important that all controls are balanced and the rigging is checked for proper travel. Here are some of the more important checks from the manual. Control Stick Wing Root Aileron Aileron Rigging Aileron Balancing Aileron Weight / Aileron Balancing Roll Checks / Aileron Deflection Rudder Pedal Rudder Attachment Rudder Wing Root […]

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Canard Counterweight Fairings

Canard Counterweight Fairings

The counterweight fairings need to be installed before the first flight. They are an anti-icing system that keeps the elevators from becoming jammed in flight if you pass through an icing layer. For formatting only Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisci elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim […]

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Brake Bleeding

Brake Bleeding

Brake bleeding is an often-discussed area of discontent amongst builders. Whether you have the toe brakes or not, it’s very hard to get all of the bubbles out of the brake system. Starting at the brake and back-bleeding seems to work best, with a pressure bleeder, but I’d like to put in a plug for […]

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Wings to Aircraft

Wings to Aircraft

Here we’re doing miscellaneous filling and sanding to get the contours correct. Strake Door Finish Canard Mounting For formatting only Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisci elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea […]

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