We are learning some valuable lessons with the quarter scale flying prototype. Much of what we had wanted to know, we validated in early testing. We are now testing the finer points, but as is often said, the devil is in the details! For instance, we took some time to smooth the interior surfacing and entry points of the ducted fan. While it produced more than enough thrust before, just that bit of smoothing and fine-tuning increased thrust by two pounds (a 15% increase!).
Chino, CA. – On Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00am to 12:00 noon, Planes of Fame Air Museum hosts its monthly Living History Flying Day. Museum doors open at 9:00am. The theme for December 1 is the “Japanese Combat Aircraft”, featuring the Aichi D3A1 (Val) Carrier Bomber Val replica. We will be flying the Val (in actuality, a modified Vultee BT-15 Valiant and on static display a Yokosuka DY43 Type 43 Suisei (Judy) that is currently being restored to operational taxing condition. Originally, we were to feature the A6M5 Zero, but it has been shipped to Japan to be put on temporary display for 5 months at the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum in Tokyo, Japan before returning to Planes of Fame Air Museum again. The presentation is followed by a question and answer period then a flight demonstration of the Val. At 12:00 noon, following the presentation, there will be a Membership Sponsored raffle flight.
Temecula, CALIFORNIA / November 5, 2012 — When Quicksilver Manufacturing became Quicksilver Aeronautics earlier in 2012, the ownership change for the Temecula, California company triggered a requirement to prove the company’s kits meet the provisions of Experimental Amateur Built category. Quicksilver is pleased to announce several kits received their letter of authorization from FAA.
AUGUSTA, Kan. (October 29, 2012) — GlobalParts.aero is supplementing its well-established spares and replacement parts business with a new manufacturing enterprise that will build parts to print. The Augusta, Kansas-based provider of aftermarket parts and services also operates a Federal Aviation Administrationcertified repair station, providing customers with a single source for both rotable and unique replacement parts. The company has acquired five factory-new Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines, including a Makino Mag 1 machining center designed to accommodate work pieces up to 59 inches square. It expects to add up to a dozen employees as demand grows.
Parts distributor now offers FAA Repair Station, Manufacturing
AUGUSTA, Kan. (October 29, 2012) — GlobalParts.aero, which maintained steady growth in it business
and revenues throughout the recent economic recession, has announced major enhancements to its
business. The Augusta, Kansas-based provider of aftermarket parts and services has added a new
Federal Aviation Administration-certified repair station and in-house, build-to-print parts manufacturing
capabilities to its operations. The company has also launched a new brand and expanded web presence.
Lakeland, Florida - 2/11/2012 - Six years ago, Tailwheels, Etc. initiated a flight training program that was designed to create a highly conducive atmosphere to effective accelerated flight training. This project was made possible by a thoroughly professional approach blending most current aviation instruction with many of the same techniques and procedures that could have been found on the training grounds of World War II airfields.