Ly-Con Expands

Lycon, Brian Boyles
Brian Boyles, manager at Kendra Air Parts, in the new parts warehouse. Kendra Air Parts mainly supplies parent company Ly-Con with engine parts and accessories for its engine building business, but also supports direct parts sales to outside customers.

After decades of developing innovative methods of building stock and hot-rodded experimental Lycomings and Continentals, Visalia, California based Ly-Con is adding square footage to its operation. Growing capabilities in engine dyno testing, cryogenic treatment and a burgeoning parts department are the main drivers of the expansion. Continue reading "Ly-Con Expands"

Random Reno Notes

Photo by Louise Hose.

As we await the Unlimited Gold final--which might as well be a private duel between Strega and Voodoo--there is a minute to scratch out some random observations from the pits at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Continue reading "Random Reno Notes"

Sport Class Mid-Air

Mark Ter Keurs propeller will take more than filing after this morning's close call.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Reno, NV--The great news is no one was hurt, but there was a rare coming-together during the Sport Medallion final this morning at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Continue reading "Sport Class Mid-Air"

System 32 Seen at Reno

Heart of the new System 32 engine management is its ECU. The blue anodized aluminum housing contains one complete computing unit along with its associated cable terminals and an SD card reader. There are two of these boxes per system; they can be mounted piggyback if desired.

Introduced late last week, the first look at the brand new EFII System 32 engine management system hardware is possible in the pits at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada as of today. Continue reading "System 32 Seen at Reno"

EPS Goes Experimental

There's no secret we're fans of the in-development Graflight V-8 currently under development by Engineered Propulsion Systems. A completely new flat-8, turbocharged diesel with gear reduction, water cooling and sophisticated engine management by Bosch, the EPS engine promises to move general aviation piston engine technology into the modern era in one gigantic step. Continue reading "EPS Goes Experimental"

BRS Biplane

Parachutes for airplanes is definitely past the novelty stage, but something that's always piqued our curiosity about the concept is the type of airplanes that get them. Continue reading "BRS Biplane"