With most of the masking completed last night, the team immediately started into Scotchbriting all of the external aluminum areas on Paul Dye's SubSonex jet. The rivets were attacked first with a rotary, power Scotchbrite wheel. Three passes at slightly different angles ensured that the rivets were adequately scuffed. The fiberglass nose cowl was also lightly sanded. Soon, neighbors started showing up and the broader surfaces received attention. Continue reading "Prepping and Priming for the Subsonex Paint Job"
Editor-in-Chief Paul Dye's SubSonex jet is completed (after less than three months of building!), the engine has started and performed flawlessly, and a couple of slow taxi tests have occurred without issues. Since the Inspector isn't yet available (largely due to the recent enforced paralysis of that part of the federal government), it is time to paint! Continue reading "Subsonex Paint Preparation"
See one-of-a-kind experimental and developmental projects including: Rutan Favorites, Race Planes, Mods & Works-in-Progress, Warbirds and more... Continue reading "Mojave Experimental Fly-in 2019"
Paulo Iscold's Nixus put air under its wings for the first time March 4 at Castle Airport (formerly Air Force Base) in Merced, California. The goal of the Nixus project was to to push the limits of the soaring sport, as well as bring innovation to general aviation. Continue reading "Paulo Iscold's Nixus Fly by Wire Sailplane Project"
Superior Air Parts announces it is implementing an immediate and mandatory buy-back program for all XP-382 and XP-400 experimental engines
The company is contacting each XP-382 and XP-400 series experimental engine owner to arrange to immediately buy-back their engine.
Scott Hayes, VP, Sales and Marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is implementing an immediate and mandatory buy-back of all the Superior Air Parts XP-382 and XP-400 series experimental aircraft engines in the field.
Continue reading "Superior Buying Back All XP-400 and XP-382 Engines"
Van's Aircraft rolled out its new website and branding last week. "We're excited to release the new Van's Aircraft brand and website to the community," said Greg Hughes, media and community director at Van's Aircraft when reached for comment. "We've made some bold changes in order to better convey to folks what RV's are and how they impact lives, and we're super excited about the future." Continue reading "Van's Aircraft Rolls Out a New Website and Branding"