Airbrushed Cooling Plenum - Because, Why Not?

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Here's a pretty bit of carbon fiber, a cooling plenum for the new Commuter Craft side-by-side canard. The air intakes are located in the high pressure area under the root of each wing. Rather than fool around with updraft cooling, nicely shaped ducts feed the top of the plenum on each side of the Titan IO-340. The cylinder baffles are conventional aluminum wraps. Continue reading "Airbrushed Cooling Plenum - Because, Why Not?"

Glasair Aviation Announces Turbocharged, Carbon-Fiber Sportsman TC

Glasair Aviation's Sportsman TC in flight.

Looking to inject new performance into the established Sportsman design, Glasair Aviation has created a new model by installing a turbocharged, 180-horsepower engine and making the switch from fiberglass to carbon fiber in the fuselage structure. The airplane's traditional cro-moly steel-tube frame remains as before, though strategically beefed up to accommodate an increase in maximum-gross weight.

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