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The trip to Sun 'n Fun
Well I guess it was a bit optimistic to expect that I could fly from one side of the country to the other on...
Effect of Fairings on Speed
Compared to the high cost of horsepower, reducing drag is a much less expensive way to go faster.
Effect of Propeller RPM on Speed, Efficiency, Noise, and Vibration
Getting better performance from a constant-speed prop.
Early Start Thwarted
The show is over and I need to be back to work in California on Monday morning, so I'm up at the crack of...
Tri-Motor and Other Fun
Wednesday turned out to be a little damper than earlier in the week but you could still have a packed day of aviation adventure....
Alpha Electro – an Electric Pipistrel
A European company with a solid presence at this year Oshkosh was Pipistrel. The aircraft that took my fancy was the Alpha Electro, a...
The Enjoyable Trip to Oshkosh
When thinking of Oshkosh it would be easy to focus on the air show itself, but a big part of the experience can be the trip there. I take great delight in using my RV-8 to travel places that would be impractical by other means.
Could have camped but having Girl in Back and some coworkers made renting a house necessary. Lovely Brad and Angie were willing to swap...
Vortex Generators on an RV-8
Do they really make a difference?
TIG Welding Class
The event has the word 'Fun' in its title and is billed as 'Spring Break for Pilots' so you can be forgiven if you...