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  1. wsimpso1 liked Russ Emanis's post in the thread Composites made easier.

    Hi y'all, I'm having a ball creating Odyssey. Here's a video showing everything we've done to date including our program during...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 2:20 PM
  2. wsimpso1 liked BoKu's post in the thread Raptor Composite Aircraft.

    I really enjoyed No Short Days by Kimble D. McCutcheon. It's available as a series of .pdfs from the Aircraft Engine Historical Society:...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 1:23 PM
  3. wsimpso1 liked David L. Downey's post in the thread What if the plastic coating on the skin isn't removed before riveting..

    Digressing a little, but all these facts are also invoked when talking about "unnecessary" correctly executed deburring of fastener holes...

    Aug 24, 2019 at 2:32 AM
  4. wsimpso1 replied to the thread What if the plastic coating on the skin isn't removed before riveting..

    Yes, the several failure modes of a riveted joint are included in standard spacing and should be included in the design calcs for the...

    Aug 23, 2019 at 1:27 PM
  5. wsimpso1 liked BJC's post in the thread Raptor Composite Aircraft.

    If there truly are orders for the Raptor, then Raptor Aircraft could get a deal with Lycoming almost as good as Van’s. BJC

    Aug 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM
  6. wsimpso1 liked autoreply's post in the thread Where, not how, is VNE calculated. Does VNE go up with altitude?.

    :) Yes. I'd put it down differently though. This is only applicable to conventional airframes at speeds were trans sonic effects...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 10:21 PM
  7. wsimpso1 liked BJC's post in the thread Where, not how, is VNE calculated. Does VNE go up with altitude?.

    I posted this response here rather than in the thread about turbo-normalizing. See discussion above for greater detail, especially wrt...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 10:21 PM
  8. wsimpso1 liked BJC's post in the thread Where, not how, is VNE calculated. Does VNE go up with altitude?.

    Aeroelastic flutter is vibration of a part of an airframe caused by aerodynamic forces. Flutter is typically reserved for describing...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 10:21 PM
  9. wsimpso1 liked AdrianS's post in the thread Aeromomentum RV-12.

    It'll just end up going around in circles...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 9:13 PM
  10. wsimpso1 liked rv6ejguy's post in the thread Raptor Composite Aircraft.

    The clutch only handles TV below the engagement point, does nothing in the operating range. There was a clutch disintegration and fatal...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 7:22 PM
  11. wsimpso1 replied to the thread Are dual spark plugs still needed?.

    In what type of engine? Traditional airplane engines? Automotive conversions? With what type of ignition? Magneto? Electronic with...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 7:12 PM
  12. wsimpso1 replied to the thread SOLIDWORKS Education Premium Now Free for EAA Members.

    I plan to go with the new version soon. Looking forward to having the whole suite of part constraints and assemblies in FEA.

    Aug 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM
  13. wsimpso1 liked rv6ejguy's post in the thread Raptor Composite Aircraft.

    The AutoPSRUS have had failures in the past and are something like $15K. Not sure if all the bugs have been worked out yet. Never keen...

    Aug 21, 2019 at 8:29 PM
  14. wsimpso1 liked BJC's post in the thread FAA Knowledge Tests.

    I have one 40 feet away in the hangar. BJC

    Aug 21, 2019 at 2:51 PM
  15. wsimpso1 liked Hot Wings's post in the thread FAA Knowledge Tests.

    "Drag divergence occurs when the drag on an airfoil starts to increase faster as the Mach number increases." We all know that vortex...

    Aug 21, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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