New designs and motors may help a little, but it's batteries that are the critical path to practical electric planes. Lithium-polymers are 2-3...
Full load of fuel on takeoff.
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Wow, I just found out I'm svelte!
Gear box oil is 90 wt EP like this... http://www.benquip.bz/view/product/41
Fuel/oil ratio is 50:1 using two stroke oil that meets TC spec......
My CGS Hawk had elevator flutter at 60 mph. It had a poorly designed elevator trim tab that created the condition.
I'm not sure what crazy high is these days when it comes to airplanes. Ready to fly ULs seem to run in the 20s.
I had one of the very early Second Chantz chutes in the late 90s and even that had a multi-year (5 as I recall) repack interval.
Q. What is the service life of a BRS Whole Aircraft Rescue Parachute System?
A. The chute needs to be repacked...
Yeah, a forced landing flip over is the biggest concern for my airplane. I'm the highest thing sticking out of the cockpit....don't want to end...
Should this be added to the pilot training syllabus? If not trained and practiced what is the chance of it being properly executed when needed?
So, we're back to on board explosives. Which is simpler/cheaper/lighter....whole airplane parachute or explosive bolts?
The concern with an...
Simplest solution to ejecting the gear is explosive bolts...ala NASA.
Nice. I wonder if it locks up. I had my Sonex canopy blow shut on a windy day and cracked the plastic.
Since eyewitnesses reported that the largest piece of wreckage was the size of a ball cap, I expect they will will use DNA testing to ID the pilot.
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