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V8 Auto Engine DEMO with PSRU's Geared Drive for Aircraft - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU demonstrates a real time demonstration of his company's geared drive on an automotive engine, allowing the conversion of auto engines for aircraft use.
Hey, More Free Weather and Traffic. New ADS-B Portables. - AVweb
At AVWeb, we figured the ADS-B portable market would die with the 2020 mandate a little over a year away. But a crop of three new ones appeared recently and AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took them for a video spin in this indepth review of the Stratus 3, the Sentry and Dynon's DRX.This video also gives a thumbnail glimpse of how ADS-B actually works.
AeroLEDs - AEA New Product Introduction - AEAlive
AeroLEDs is a Boise, Idaho based company that manufactures LED aircraft bulbs. They have been creating lighting solutions since 2005, when fueled by a desire to address the needs of high-output/low-power applications for the Experimental/Special Use aircraft, led them to LED lighting.
RV-10 Fuselage - 002 - Initial steps on building the fuselage - Jason Ellis
Check it out. Jason starts working on his fuselage. Check out his Patreon Page!
AutoPRSU Auto Engine Adapters for Experimental Aircraft - VansAircraftBuilders.com
We visited EAA Chapter 1246's Monthly Coffee and Donuts get-together, where Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU gave a great presentation, talking about his company's products where they convert auto engines for aircraft use. Check out their website: https://www.AutoPSRUS.com
RV-10 Wings - Hinge Bracket, Open tank testing, Stopping point and moving forward - Jason Ellis
Jason is working the ailerons in this video. Plus tank testing. Check out his Patreon Page!
EAA Chapter 1246 Young Eagles Day - McKinney, Texas - FunPlacesToFly
A great Young Eagles event, sponsored by EAA Chapter 1246 in McKinney, Texas. 18 Young Eagles went on Discovery Flights with 6 pilots from the Chapter.
Ted's Fun Flight! - Ted Chang
Ted Chang makes a short flight with a tail camera attached. Cool Video Ted!
How to repair a cracked fiberglass fairing on an Airplane - The AV8R's
How to fix a crack in the nose gear faring on an RV. Very simple to fix and it will look as good as new.
Mark Langford Airplane Fiberglass 101 - Jim McGauhey
Mark Langford, a builder of KR airplane fame, shows the basics of working with aircraft fiberglass, micro, and foam. This at the KR airplane Gathering in Sept 2015 at McMinnville, OR. Please excuse the lip synch issues.
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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