The Smallest “Sponsor”


When we watched Bob Mills prepping Race 49 (his read Rocket 6) for a heat race on Wednesday, we noticed that his fuel cap tabs were standing a bit proud – something that happens when you have over 2,000 hours on RV fuel caps.Sympathizing with Mills over the drag that might be induced by this little tabs sticking up into the flow, we looked into our shop box and found a brand new pair of caps, just waiting to see fuel on one side and air on the other.

Always willing to help out a fellow aviation, we offered Mills the use of the caps for the week – but not before making sure that Kitplanes got credit as a “sponsor” for the team. It is a modest contribution – but every fraction of a knot helps!

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Paul Dye
Paul Dye, KITPLANES® Editor at Large, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 and SubSonex jet that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra and an electric Xenos motorglider they completed. Currently, they are building an F1 Rocket. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.


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