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Group Hopes for DC-3 Miracle
There's nothing quite as forlorn as the sight of an abandoned airplane slowly rusting away off the side of the runway, and for the past decade that has been the case for a 1942 Douglas DC-3 parked in the tall grass at Covington Municipal Airport (9A1), Georgia. Now, a team from London, England, with help from local EAA members, is working to restore the vintage aircraft with the goal to fly it to EAA AirVenture - only six weeks away! Working 14-16 hour days, the crew hopes to have the historic aircraft, bearing the registration number N74589, ready in time to fly it to EAA AirVenture at the end of July. While this plan is ambitious, Clive Edwards and his team from Edwards Brothers Aviation are experts, having restored more than 35 DC-3s all over the world, as well as numerous other vintage aircraft like Catalinas, B-25s, and others. 

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Stearman Promoting Film Flips on Landing at DCA
This week, eight Stearmans landed at Reagan National Airport - the first time GA aircraft were waived through high security requirements there since 9/11 - as part a promotion for NASM’s new IMAX film Legends of Aviation. Washington Post reporter Adrian Halesy III, in the second aircraft, had his videocam running, and the resulting footage went viral, as the airplane flipped over shortly after touching down. Watch the video

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News & Views from EAA JUNE 11, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 23
AVIATION GROUPS UNIFIED IN REQUEST TO EPA ON FUELS
Leaders from the general aviation and petroleum industries met recently and formed a coalition to work together and develop a process to reduce lead emissions from GA aircraft, balancing environmental benefit with aviation safety, technical feasibility and impact upon the GA industry. The group wants to ensure that a stable aviation fuel supply exists in the near term while the long term solution is identified, certified, and implemented. At this stage, all potential solutions, including lower octane fuels, higher octane candidates, and chemical or bio additives, remain as possible options. Read more
INTERNATIONAL YOUNG EAGLES DAY IS SATURDAY
Young Eagles DayThis Saturday, June 12, upwards of 8,000 kids between ages 8 and 17 will get their first flights during EAA’s 17th annual International Young Eagles Day, adding to the more than 1.5 million Young Eagles listed in the World’s Largest Log Book. Young Eagles co-chairmen Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles will each be flying Young Eagles in separate events, with Sullenberger in California and Skiles in Illinois. EAA is also announcing this weekend the launching of the First Flight Lesson program, providing a free flight lesson to any Young Eagle age 14 or older who completes the first part of Sporty’s Complete Pilot’s Training Course. Look for more details on this new program next week. Pilots are encouraged to tell their Young Eagles about the Sporty’s course so they can soon earn a free flight lesson. EAA will also follow up with Young Eagles and provide details about this exciting new opportunity. Read more
WISCONSIN TEEN FIRST SPORTY'S GRADUATE TO EARN PILOT CERTIFICATE
Tyler StargardtTwo days after his 17th birthday, Tyler Stargardt climbed into a Cessna 172 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and passed his FAA checkride, thus earning his Private Pilot Certificate. Tyler, who will be a high school senior next fall, was inspired to become a pilot by a Young Eagles flight, then completed the Sporty's Complete Pilot Training Course and passed his FAA written exam. He is the first person to complete the Sporty's course and go on to earn his private ticket. Read more
SUBSONEX PROGRAM HEADED FOR REDESIGN, DELAYS AFTER RUNWAY INCIDENT
SubSonexLast week (June 4) Sonex Aircraft, LLC. announced that their SubSonex personal jet program will enter a thorough design review process after a series of what Sonex termed "high-speed taxi tests" revealed controllability issues as the aircraft reached takeoff speeds. Early reports from several media sources quoted a preliminary FAA accident report that the aircraft exited the runway on landing sustaining minor damage. Sources tell EAA that the aircraft never left the ground. Read more
FAA COMPLETES REVIEW OF SLSA CERTIFICATION PROCESSES
The FAA recently completed its assessment of certification processes and procedures for Special Light-Sport Aircraft (SLSA). This was a project that EAA had asked the agency to complete during meetings with FAA officials at the 2008 Recreational Aviation Summit in Oshkosh. Read more
STEARMANS HERALD RARE VISIT BY GA TO REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT
Boeing Model 75 Slow-Motion Flip on Landing Causes Sensation
Stearmans
A glorious morning in the Washington DC area was the backdrop for a rare flight of vintage Boeing Stearmans that flew from nearby Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF) to Ronald Reagan National Airport (KDCA). The flight of eight brightly colored open cockpit bi-planes was part of a kick off for the world premier of the IMAX film, Legends of Flight at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. It seemed that the gods and the government were cooperating on this day and that the ghost of 9/11 would finally be banished from DCA, at least long enough to allow the group of Stearmans to land. Read more
JUNE ISSUE OF VINTAGE AIRCRAFT ONLINE CELEBRATES THE 100 YEARS OF THE SEAPLANE
Vintage Aircraft Online The June issue of Vintage Aircraft Online features an article on Frenchman Henri Fabre aeroplane Le Canard; the first powered seaplane to lift off the water under its own power, plus pictures of Boeing's first and newest airliner flying in formation, and a sneak peek at the new Vintage Aircraft Flightline Operations Building. Read the June issue
ATTACK OF THE MOSQUITOES JUST PART OF THE FUN IN JUNE'S LIGHT PLANE WORLD
Light Plane World In this month's issue of Light Plane World we find out how one EAA member led an effort to protect small airfield owners in his home state of Tennessee. Pilot Kevin Szalapski loves the quiet except when he's flying and the engine stops. We also spend a day in the life of aircraft designer Leonard Milholland. You'll find those stories plus videos of the month including "Attack of the Mosquitoes," Jack Helbeisen's 7,800-mile ultralight odyssey, and an interview with another world record holder, Peter Burgher. Read the June issue
LOPRESTI'S FIRST LSA HOLIDAY WEEKEND A HIT
Lopresti The first-ever LSA Holiday - "a summer vacation for aviators" as described by event organizer LoPresti Aviation - drew hundreds of pilots and aviation enthusiasts and dozens of airplanes to the company's headquarters at Florida's Sebastian Airport (X26), June 4-6. Read more
PERSONAL JET SOARS WITH RETRACTABLE TJ-100 JET ENGINE POD
BonusJetDesert Aerospace
of Albuquerque, New Mexico has completed phase one flight testing of their TST-14J 'Bonus Jet'. The self-launching sailplane uses the same PBS TJ-100 jet engine as the SubSonex, which recently experienced delays after instability issues became apparent after high-speed taxi tests. The airplane design includes a pod which holds the Czech-build engines that can be retracted in flight to reduce drag.
ANNUAL GA SURVEY UNDER WAY
The FAA's 32nd annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2009 is now underway. The annual GA Survey is the only source of information on the size and makeup of the general aviation and Part 135 fleets, the number of hours flown, and the reasons people fly. Data collected from the survey helps determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. The survey is also used to prepare safety statistics and calculate the rate of accidents among general aviation aircraft, including amateur-built as well as certificated aircraft. Read more
ULTRALIGHTS LATEST SMUGGLING METHOD EMPLOYED ON US SOUTHERN BORDER
Mexican drug smugglers have a new tool in their arsenal of smuggling methods: the ultralight. Mexican drug gangs have modified their aircrafts to carry up to 250 pounds of marijuana which pilots drop in the middle of the Arizonian desert. In addition to potential jail sentences of up to 20 years and fines of $250,000, smugglers are willing to fly along highways and through the desert at night to avoid detection by border officials, risking any number of hazards including power lines and other aircraft according to AZcentral.com. Law enforcement has been met with several challenges in combating these groups and border incursions via ultralight appear to be on the rise.
CALIFORNIA INSTRUCTORS FEAR STATE LAW WILL KILL INDUSTRY
EAA RadioIn 2008 Silver State Helicopters, a Nevada based flight school with training centers in 33 states, declared bankruptcy leaving 750 employees out of work and stranding 2,700 students who had paid $70,000 up front for flight training. EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot reports that most flight schools use a pay-as-you-go model which protects the student; but in California a new law to prevent another Silver State debacle may cause many instructors to stop giving instruction. Listen to the story
EAAERS COMPETE AT WINDSOR RED BULL AIR RACES
Red Bull Air RacesScruffy gray skies didn't dull the enthusiasm for the third Red Bull Air Race to be held in the Detroit, Michigan, Windsor, Ontario area. The twisting, turning 5-kilometer race course, straddling the United States/Canada border on the Detroit River, was peppered with 9 gates created with 15 air-inflated fabric pylons. Fifteen pilots race against the clock while weaving and turning tightly through the low-altitude course. The series has proven popular with the public at events held around the world, with two of the races held in North America during the 2010 race season. The second race on the continent will take place over the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey, centered around Liberty State Park. Read more
THE ART OF AIR-TO-AIR PHOTOGRAPHY, NOW IN A WEBINAR!
EAA's Chief Photographer Jim Koepnick talks about his experiences as a longtime photographer of aircraft on the ground and in the air. Jim will talk about what it takes to move your air-to-air pictures beyond just an open window shot to that perfect choreographed photo that you earned with the cooperation of your photo pilot, photo subject, and Mother Nature.

More Webinars are added frequently. To view a complete and up-to-date list of all EAA Webinars, visit webinars page.

EAA OFFERS 10% MEMBER DISCOUNT ON JUNE TIG WELDING COURSE
EAA SportAir WorkshopsEAA SportAir Workshops is offering a special 10 percent EAA member discount for the upcoming TIG welding course scheduled the weekend of June 26-27 at the Alexander Technical Center in Griffin, Georgia. An expert Lincoln Electric instructor will teach the basics of Tungsten Inert Gas welding using Lincoln's state-of-the-art Precision TIG 225 welding units. "TIG welding is becoming the method of choice for homebuilt aircraft enthusiasts," Mark Forss, Director of the EAA SportAir Program comments. "It's easy to master with the proper instruction, and users get repeatable results using Lincoln equipment." The recent re-introduction of the Lincoln TIG 175 welder also lowers the price barrier of outfitting your shop with a full-featured Lincoln TIG welder, providing another reason to learn TIG skills by participating in this unique course. Read more
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010PRE-AIRVENTURE TICKET DISCOUNTS END JUNE 15
Deadline for the pre-purchase discount of AirVenture 2010 admission is next Tuesday, June 15! To save $5 per weekly adult ticket and $2 per daily adult ticket, get your tickets today at www.airventure.org/tickets/.

WEEKLY AIRVENTURE PARKING PASS NOW AVAILABLE
Now you can buy a weekly vehicle parking pass when you buy your admission tickets in advance. This pass is valid for any general parking lot from July 25-August 1. When buying your admission tickets at www.AirVenture.org/tickets/, look for the prompt when you are ready to checkout. Cost is $50 for the entire week.

D-DAY PARATROOPERS AT APPEAR AT C-47 WARBIRDS IN REVIEW PROGRAM
Tico BelleEAA Warbirds of America is pleased and honored to announce that D-Day veterans Col. Ed Shames and 1st Lt. Fred Bahlau will be presenters at the popular Warbirds in Review Program during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Col. Shames and Lt. Bahlau will participate in the C-47 presentation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the new Scotts Warbirds Alley aircraft display area. They'll join crew members of the C-47 Tico Belle, a C-47 with documented log book time of flying missions on D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the postwar Berlin Airlift.
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WARBIRDS SALUTE VETERANS DURING DAILY OSHKOSH AIR SHOWS
Historic warbirds will dazzle audiences and salute the veterans who flew them as part of the daily air shows at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. As part of the week-long "Salute to Veterans" commemoration, the warbirds' legacy from various eras will be celebrated in themed afternoon air shows. Highlighting the week will be the "Max Effort" air show on Tuesday, July 27, honoring the 75th anniversary of the DC-3/C-47 through formation flights and aerial displays. Read more

RARE, PIONEERING AIRCRAFT HIGHLIGHT OSHKOSH VINTAGE SHOWCASE
Vintage aircraft enthusiasts are anticipating a veritable treasure trove of classics at AirVenture Oshkosh 2010. Among the pioneering aircraft scheduled to appear is an original Hamilton H-47 Metalplane, plus replicas of a 1909 Bleriot XI, Avions Caudron C.460, and five warbirds from World War I that will be a part of the week-long "Salute to Veterans" commemoration. Read more

AIRVENTURE AIRCRAFT AUCTION KEEPS GROWING WITH NEW PLANES
With recent additions, 18 aircraft are now listed for sale for EAA's Spirit of Aviation Aircraft Auction scheduled during AirVenture (Saturday, July 31). Aircraft listed include a pair of homebuilts - a 1999 Lake Amphibian DA-4-550 and a 2003 Velocity with a striking paint scheme - plus an award-winning 1966 ALON Aircoupe and a 1975 Beechcraft Bonanza V35B. Learn more about these and many other great airplanes by visiting www.AirVenture.org/auction/ and clicking the "Buyers" button. Read more

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THE 50-FOOT TALL ATTRACTION YOU WON'T SEE AT AIRVENTURE
50-ft WomanAeroShell Square, AirVenture's main aircraft display area, has hosted some very large aircraft - like the Airbus A-380, Boeing Dreamlifter, C-5A Galaxy, and the Beluga. But an image posted on Gizmodo.com this week shows a Photoshopped image of a woman sitting on the showcase ramp surrounded by tiny AirVenture visitors. "David" as he calls himself in his post, says today's kids' Godzilla fantasies take place with Photoshop, not on the beach with toy planes and soldiers. See his interpretation of "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" by clicking here.
ELECTRIFYING AIRCRAFT - MOTHER NATURE A FAN OF ALUMINUM OVERCAST
EAA B-17Sometimes timing is everything, as this photo of EAA's Aluminum Overcast shows. Nathan Gingles, who works at Signature Flight Support at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado, shot this dramatic picture of a lightning strike behind the B-17G on Wednesday evening during a passing thunderstorm. The Flying Fortress is at Centennial through next Tuesday, June 15, for an extended tour stop hosted by Denver's Wings Over the Rockies Museum. From there the airplane flies back to Oshkosh for maintenance, then it's on to Waukesha, Wisconsin, June 25-27, and eight other stops before the big week at AirVenture. For more information, or to book a flight on Aluminum Overcast, visit www.b17.org
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Post of the Week!

Actor, director, and musician Gary Sinise has been nominated for an Oscar and he's won SAG awards, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and even something called an Obie. However, I think it's safe to say that none of that prepared him in any way for this latest accolade: the arbitrary and largely non-fictitious honor we like to call Post of the Week (a Posty?)! Here's what he said to his roughly 30,000 Twitter followers, many of whom picked up the message and passed it along:

"Air Venture is about the biggest air show in the country. 5,000 airplanes. Amazing! Check out The Salute to Veterans on their website."

We promise to show him the other roughly 7,000 airplanes when he gets here, but, most kidding aside, it's a nice plug from a nice guy whom we're proud to say is a friend of EAA. Be sure to check out his performance with the Lt. Dan Band at AirVenture on Friday, July 30! (And if you get a chance to congratulate him on winning PotW, don't be surprised if he acts like he either knows nothing about it or doesn't want to discuss it ... that's just the kind of gracious and humble guy he is.)

AeroInnovations

If you have a suggestions and/or submission for EAA’s weekly AeroInnovations column, please send to AeroInnovations editor Bob Waldron at aeroinnovations@eaa.org.

First Aircraft to Fly on Pure Algae Fuel

First Aircraft to Fly on Pure Algae Biofuel

A Diamond Aircraft DA42 powered by 100 percent algae biofuel in one of its two Austro AE300 diesel engines flew this week marking the first time the technology has been used to power a flight. (The other engine used regular jet fuel.) Certain types of algae contain high amounts of extractable oil with a higher energy content than traditional jet fuel, and can be grown on poor quality land or in polluted water. Measurements indicated that the algae biofuel contained eight times fewer hydrocarbons than traditional kerosene derived from crude oil.

EQP2 Excursion Electric Amphibian Aircraft

EQP2 Excursion Electric Amphibian Aircraft

The EQP2 Excursion from Equator Aircraft of Norway is a concept two-seater electric amphibian aircraft designed with a maximum speed of 220 kts. Equator has built a 1:4 scale model for testing and plans to have a flying prototype by 2013.

Dreamliner Gallery: Custom Interiors for Boeing 787s

Dreamliner Gallery: Custom Interiors for Boeing 787s

One of the main ways airlines can stand out from their competitors is with aircraft interior design. The 54,000 square foot Boeing Dreamliner Gallery in Everett, Washington, USA, helps airlines design the best passenger experience while allowing them to complete the interior design in days rather than months.

Korea’s KAI to Build First GA Aircraft

Korea’s KAI to Build First GA Aircraft

Korean Aerospace Industries hopes to build its first GA aircraft, the KC-100 light piston single with an all-glass cockpit and mid-air collision avoidance system, by late 2010 or early 2011. The four-seater will have an all-composite fuselage, with a 315 hp Teledyne Continental engine, a maximum speed of 240 kt and maximum range of 1320 nm.

3X Power for Electric Aircraft with Laminar Batteries

3X Power for Electric Aircraft with Laminar Batteries

Planar Energy Devices laminar batteries are designed to have three times the energy density and half the cost per KWh compared to conventional Li-ion batteries. Because flight time for electric aircraft is limited by battery weight, laminar batteries should be an efficient power source once the production process is commercialized.

AeroInnovations aims to highlight developments that have potential to impact the future of aviation.  EAA does not necessarily endorse the ideas, products, services or views contained therein.

HINTS FOR HOMEBUILDERSBRAIDING WIRE
Hints for HomebuildersIn this hint, Kas Osterbuhr shows how to braid wire. Kas is an EAA SportAir Workshop instructor for the Electrical Systems, Wiring and Avionics workshop. Watch the video.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF THE WEEK': Timeless Voices of AviationCHUCK SLUSARCZYK
Chuck Slusarczyk built model airplanes throughout his childhood. This interest progressed to full sized aircraft, and Chuck became a research technician at NASA’s Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked on various propulsion systems. After leaving NASA he took a job with the Scheutzow Helicopter Corporation as part of their type certification team. In the late 1960’s he became interested in hang gliding, and in 1971 founded Chuck’s Glider Supplies to design and sell hang glider kits and parts. In 1973 he began experimenting with motorizing his hang gliders, and as a result developed a reduction drive unit that allowed heavier pilots to fly ultralight aircraft. Chuck’s Glider Supplies morphed into CGS Aviation, and Chuck began designing and selling reduction drives and engine packages for various hang gliders and early ultralights like the Easy Riser, Fledgling, Mitchell Wing, Quicksilver, and various others. In 1979 he flew his Easy Riser 62 miles across Lake Erie as part of a promotion for the Cleveland National Air Show. That aircraft is now part of the EAA AirVenture Museum’s collection. In 1981 Chuck sold the hang glider portion of his company and began work on an ultralight of his own design - the CGS Hawk. It has since become one of the most popular ultralights on the market. In 1999, Chuck was selected as an inaugural inductee into the EAA Ultralight Hall of Fame. Watch the video.
  
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I made some changes to my Fisher Celebrity including replacing the Continental C-75 engine with a ROTEC 110 hp radial and installing a new landing gear. The weight and balance is still within the limits of the configuration but my mechanic says that I have to do something with the FAA to be able to fly the plane. Can you advise me how I must proceed from here?

Answer: Since replacing the engine constitutes a "major change" to your aircraft, you will need to notify the FAA. This notification will be to your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). As a minimum you will need to write them a letter detailing what you have done, and the geographic area where you plan to test the aircraft in Phase 1 testing. Expect a minimum of 5 hours of Phase 1 testing, which must be conducted SOLO, although the FSDO may require more. Normally you will need to wait until the FSDO has responded to you before proceeding with the testing. Just follow the guidance in the Operating Limitations documents that were issued with the aircraft's airworthiness certificate.

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One of two Cessna Skycatchers delivered recently to EAA courtesy of The Buehler Trust was photographed among the clouds by EAA Multimedia Journalist Brady Lane. (He was riding in the other one.) The airplanes will be used in EAA’s Air Academy and Young Eagles program efforts.

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DUAL ALTERNATOR KIT FOR CESSNA 182/T182
Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems now offers an FAA STC-approved dual 95 amp alternator kit for Lycoming-powered Cessna 182 and Turbo 182 aircraft. Targeting 182 owners who use their aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions and night operations, the system provides a redundant electrical system with a weight increase of only 23 pounds. The FAA/STC approved kit includes a duplicate 95 amp alternator to the original equipment along with all the pulleys, belts, brackets and hardware for installation on the Lycoming IO540 series engines. To learn more, visit www.kellyaerospace.com.

NEW HIGH-VIS VISOR FROM LYNX
Lynx Avionics now offers a new High Visibility Visor for use with its aviation helmets. The visor incorporates a transparent tinted visor peak that allows unrestricted upwards vision while providing ultraviolet sun protection. The new visor is available as an option and is particularly useful for powered parachute pilots where upwards visibility is important for checking the aircraft's canopy. Find more information at www.Lynx-Avionics.com.

TOP CUB'S AUTO FUEL STC
CubCrafters has a new supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Part-23 certified Top Cub. The auto fuel STC is available from Petersen Aviation and is approved for all CC18-180/CC18-180A aircraft, for those seeking greater fuel availability and lower fuel costs. In about 30 minutes, an aircraft mechanic can "install" the STC by adding the new fuel and engine placards and then fill out a logbook entry and form 337. For more information, visit www.AutoFuelSTC.com.

ERAU OFFERS ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION COURSE
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's College of Aviation will offer a five-day course designed to introduce participants to advanced aircraft accident investigation procedures involving design, materials, and aircraft performance. This is a follow-on course for the accident investigation management course or for an individual who has experience in accident investigation. Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation will be held at the University's Prescott Campus from August 2-6, 2010. For more information, visit www.EmbryRiddle.edu.

AVIATORS HOT LINE
Aviators Hot Line has introduced its"Aviators Helping Aviators" program to help light-sport aircraft (LSA) manufacturers and buyers. Buyers who place an order with LSA vendors who advertise in Aviators Hot Line will then be able to place a free ad for the aircraft they currently own. The company believes that this will motivate pilots to buy new LSA aircraft since it will be easier to sell their current ones. For more information, visit www.AviatorsHotline.com.

FIRST SKYCATCHER TRAINER IN SERVICE
Kansas Aviation, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas, will be the first to make the Cessna 162 Skycatcher light-sport aircraft available for flight training and rental. The SkyCatcher is available at a fueled rate of $98 per hour. Kansas Aviation also plans to offer a Light Sport Aircraft Transition Course for certificated pilots. For more information, visit www.KansasFlightTraining.com or call 316-858-8383.

UAV STUDY COMMISSIONED
The FAA has reached an agreement with Insitu Inc., of Bingen, Washington, and the New Jersey Air National Guard to study the integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace system. Insitu Inc. will provide two ScanEagle aircraft and related support data to work with the FAA's Research and Technology Development office to develop new methods for managing the airspace control of unmanned aircraft. To learn more, click here.

REVMASTER'S NEW ENGINE
Revmaster Aviation from Hesperia, California, has released its new Revmaster R-2300 engine. The engine is a modification of its previous R-2200 model. The company says the R-2300 (2331cc, 142.2 cu.in.) can develop more horsepower for any usable rpm and allows for lower cruise rpms. First deliveries have begun and full production is underway. For more information, visit www.RevmasterAviation.com or call 760-244-3074.

  
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