Flight Test Morning

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Early morning is the time for flight testing, especially in summer, and especially in the high desert! Today's mission was to do the first flight of a friend's RV-4 after he decided to upgrade from a fixed-pitch prop on a stock O-320 to a constant speed equipped O-360 with high compression pistons. I helped him build the engine from a box of parts (a Superior kit) and then he re-did the entire firewall forward, including modified cowl and just about everything else. It was a process that started the first of the year, and it took six months because, well... it took six months. That's sometimes just the way it is in the airplane world, waiting on custom parts, and then waiting again if you find a cable an inch short - and other things like that. Continue reading "Flight Test Morning"

Superior Air Parts 2018 Forum Schedule

Superior Air Parts announced that the company is again hosting its series of 45-minute educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2018.

Joining Superior Air Parts in the 2018 Oshkosh Forum Series are RAM Aircraft, Hartzell Propeller, CamGuard, Don's Dream Machines, Aviation Product Services and others are scheduled to present educational sessions during the daily sessions at Superior's Oshkosh tent #257. Continue reading "Superior Air Parts 2018 Forum Schedule"

Arion Aircraft to be Distributor for Jabiru Engines, FWF Kits and Parts in North America

Jabiru 3300 4th generation engine
Jabiru 3300 4th generation engine

Arion Aircraft of Shelbyville, Tennessee has been appointed as the North American importer and distributor for Jabiru Engines, FWF Kits and Jabiru Parts. Arion Aircraft will be the exclusive importer and will market the full line engines and parts manufactured in Australia by Jabiru Aircraft Pty, Ltd. Continue reading "Arion Aircraft to be Distributor for Jabiru Engines, FWF Kits and Parts in North America"

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"