Our new differential was received and is almost 2 pounds lighter than the previous one. It is a limited slip type differential, which means it will allow cornering with tight turns, but if one tire starts to spin due to lack of traction (from ice or snow) then most of the power is transferred to the non spinning wheel. We should be able to use this differential for all models including the Aurora and Trek versions. On the initial test drive the handling was noticeably improved and we are looking forward to resuming slalom testing as soon as the pavement is dry.
McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), announced the FAA Certification of the McCauley Propeller Systems’ Blackmac Carbon Series constant speed composite propeller.
Mexico, MO – Zenith recently shipped their 45th kit for a STOL CH 750 to China. Once they arrive in China, AGRHA Corporation, which operates kit assembly facilities in Nantong, Jiuangsu, Chongqing, Mianyang, Sichuan; Shenyang, Liaoning and Beijing, assembles the Zenith kits on a production line, fully assembling the aircraft to factory specifications that include the Rotax 912 ULS engine and Dynon SkyView avionics. They are then test flown and tweaked to perfection before delivery. Plans are to send them to flight schools around the country. They are very popular with student pilots.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Cols. Ralph Miller, Pacific Region deputy chief of staff for operations, and Warren Vest, former national finance officer, have been selected as the newest at-large members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined with other aviation groups and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in kicking off an eight-month national safety initiative aimed at helping general aviation (GA) pilots better prepare for potential weather challenges. “Got Weather?” is an online initiative featuring information and resources for pilots about a range of weather phenomena.
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Two more Civil Air Patrol wings – Tennessee and Mississippi – have taken to the skies to photograph the devastation wrought by this week’s deadly tornado outbreak across the Southeast.
Heritage Turbines is a FAA approved Part 145 repair station specializing in the Pratt and Whitney PT6A and PT6 engine. Our ultra-modern facility, located in Hyannis, Mass. is staffed with skilled technicians and proud craftsmen, with decades of PT6A and PT6 experience.