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Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor
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Mike Taylor is a veteran design engineer, mechanic, builder and marketing consultant who writes occasionally about extraordinary planes. Mike has spent 30+ years visiting aircraft facilities around the world exploring the fascination of flight.

Bearhawk 4-Place Aircraft Available With DeltaHawk Engine

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Bearhawk Aircraft announced today the availability of the new DeltaHawk DHK180 jet fuel burning piston engine as an option for its signature Bearhawk 4-Place...

Skiplane Shangri-la

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Two Bearhawks and a Cessna travel to the tundra in Saskatchewan.

Bearhawk Owners Gather in New Zealand

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The other down under is an untamed wilderness comprising the South and North islands of New Zealand. Together they outsize Great Britain. However, just...
Bearhawk Companion

First Customer-Built Bearhawk Companion Completed

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Bearhawk Aircraft announced today the first flight of a Bearhawk Companion, side-by-side two-place aircraft. The Companion is a utility aircraft with backcountry flying characteristics....

Ziggy’s New Engine

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Adding a 180-hp Titan engine to a Legend Cub.

Bearhawk Duo in the Land of the Long White Cloud

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Jonathan Battson and Lars Fellman build the first two 4-Place Bearhawks in New Zealand.

Family Affair

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Building a Legend Cub at the factory.

In Case You Missed it

Comp Air 9

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Chuck Berthe flies the turbine-powered Comp Air CA9, an impressive work in progress. With a combination of a massive airframe and a Honeywell turbine, the CA9 is a heavy hauler that will really scoot.

Easy Hole Spacing

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One of the curses of modern CAD technology is that designers can draw something...

Wind Tunnel

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Multiple engines complicate design, because not only must the airplane be able to maintain flight on one engine, but also the pilot must be able to control it. Lateral/directional stability issues are key;

Ask the DAR

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KR-2 as LSA, overweight ultralights, pre-cover inspections.