Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Rick does his interview with Michael, Harrison, Blake, and Zac while getting some work done on his tailwind.
Making it look good!!
Below is the most recent update from Mike Patey. It looks like there is a lot of work left to do, really looking forward to seeing the plan come together!!
It's going to be awesome!!!
We are still pushing forward full tilt. A few cuts and bruises to remind us we are having fun. I lost half my hair the other day when I needed to cut it all off. I was upside down in the rear aux fuel tank when I slipped and went in head first and buried my head in wet tank coatings. I probably could have got it out with something but I left it in for a while as I finished the next several hours of pressing items. So when I was done it was hopelessly dry. I nearly buzzed all the back my head to get it out. I am checking off a handful of items per day. We are all the way down to 187 items left on my list to complete.. Getting closer every day. Some items left to finish are very simple fast projects like line item 165 is install complete pitot static system and angle off attack. Others, much more time consuming, like line item 130 is design and build molds for carbon fiber bifurcated ducting with inertial particle separator plenum for PT6.. There is not one part I can buy for this. We have the music blasting, giant smiles, and a fridge full of junk food and diet cokes.... Let's get to work !
Check out these custom carbon parts Klaus just finished building for the Delaminator!! Four carbon induction runners, and a carbon throttle body!
Klaus is going for up to 5 records in two airplanes during the Mojave Flyin. Both his Long EZ and Vari-ez will be attempting records.
Monday, March 30, 2015
I got these over the weekend from Jeff Lange, the airplane, Scott Severson's Makin Metal, is up for a Experimenter of the year nomination (link).
Check it out!!
I recieved the update below from Mike Patey over the weekend. Mike won the "Experimenter of the year" trophy last year and is working hard to bring a new airplane to the event in 2015. Turbulence is project, a PT6 powered Lancair Legacy.
Check it out,
Friday, March 27, 2015
Not one but two drums of #racegas for the record attempts next month at the #mojaveflyin and the associated #recordsetting. There are things I hope I never get used to and getting race gas in the mail is on that list. #getyourheadright #aerochia #flighttest #moreboost #lynnfarnsworth #vpracing
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Sean drove up from the FSDO to personally deliver the altitude/speed waivers for the 3km attempts.
Get ready for the awesome!!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Experimenter: Scott Severson
Aircraft: Flatlander STOL “Makin Metal”
Author: Jeff Lange
Argument: Scott began his STOL project with basic airframe that was essentially a Champ fuselage with a Cub wing powered by a Continental C90. It required approximately 400’ to get off the ground and 800’ to land. After many modifications including extended landing gear, large tires, custom flaps, enlarged elevator and rudder, ground up engine rebuild and most notably a custom nitrous system, the aircraft now is capable of taking off it 40’ and landing in 35’. The development, testing and implementation of the nitrous system for a STOL aircraft posed considerable challenge, namely, how to maintain consistent nitrous pressure under extreme temperatures and angles of attack. To overcome this problem, Scott progressed from a simple “dry” nitrous system to a “wet” system with a bottle heater, to a system that uses a nitrogen assisted accumulator. With a fresh coat of paint, it is ready for the Valdez STOL demonstration at Airventure 2015.
|As found, before mods|
|Current state of the vehicle|
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Check out all the progress Jay Jones (2015 Nomination) has made on his IF1 pylon racer Quadnickel race 45.
He has sure been busy!!
Good luck at Tunisia (link) Jay!!
Mike Patey just announced the winners to the "Paint The Plane" contest.
Congrats to Mike and the contest winners we are excited to see the airplane haul the mail here in a couple weeks!
Monday, March 23, 2015
I am excited to announce that the records week has been extended to make room for all the scheduled record attempts.
Brian Utley has asked that record setters are ready to run first thing Tuesday (4/14/15) morning.
Get your head right, this is going to be awesome!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I got this update last night from Mike Patey on the turbine powered Lancair Legacy he is working so hard to get to the Flyin to set some records.
Check it out!!
Engine is back on to stay. Now to build a one off cowling... None out there so we start like this, blue tape, three cases of foam and roles of carbon. My prop is a week away so I couldn't wait and made my own prop spinner place holder to build my cowling against. I'm using an MT five blade to capture these little ponies. MT was kind enough to send me the actual CAD file pic specs of the prop and spinner so I could keep this on fast track with this Alluminum disk I made. I ran out of bandaids long ago so we now make cowlings, engine mounts, and daily first aid repairs with tape and super glue. Working well so far and saves a trip away from the hanger for silly stitches :)
Monday, March 16, 2015
DESIGN BUILD TEST Trailer from Design Build Test on Vimeo.
A big thank you to the team at Design Build Test. After an intense month of shooting and editing they have put together this trailer for the documentary they are working on for the flyin. We are really excited by the work and look forward to seeing the finished product.
Thank you Michael, Zac, Harrison, Henry, Blake and Jeff!!
Airplanes are cool,
I am super pumped to announce this years addition to the Mojave Flyin.
Joseph Arias is responsible for these awesome additions to the flyin! He is awesome and you should give him a hug the next time you see him. Also a big thank you to Mason Hutchison, Rob Heap, Eric Brubaker.
Bug Smasher Poker Run/Flour Bomb
Starting midday on Friday the 17th there will be a cross country race culminating with FAA waivered flour bombing here in Mojave. The run will take a couple hours in your friendly Cessna 150 and is sponsored by Recover Your Cub (link), Tehachapi's aircraft rental hotspot.
Aviation Slumber Party at the Stu Witt Center
After the Poker run there will be a pizza/movie night in the Stu Witt Center in Mojave. Complete with aviation themed movies (open to suggestions) and RC/Freeflight fun fly in the hottest sport for indoor flying in Mojave. This event is sponsored by The Tehachapi Crosswinds, Brubaker Models and will include indoor free-flight build and competition, and indoor RC flying. The event center is a large Quonset-style building with a smooth floor for rise-off-ground or hand launch model. The air handling system will be off so the air will be calm. Small, electric models as well as free-flight models are encouraged to attend. If you’re interested, table-building of rubber-powered models will be happening with a duration competition later. Tehachapi Crosswinds is an RC club that encourages model aircraft of all kinds to be flown at our field in Tehachapi, CA and nearby indoor facilities.
I got this update from 2014 Experimenter of the year, Mike Patey, yesterday.
Don't forget to get your submissions in for his "Paint The Plane" contest (link).
Airplanes are cool,
- Fuel system complete, flushed, pressure tested, flow test done.
- Nose gear completed with new gear pod complete. Hooking up last line for gear.
- Motor mount back from powder coating and mounted for permanent engine install and hook up.