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GP-5 Debuts at Reno
Reno Air Races this week

George Periera, designer of such aircraft as the Osprey and GP-4, wanted to try his hand at a Reno Unlimited racer, and figured that a small, light aircraft could do the job at least as well as the big warbirds that dominated the class. So in the mid-1990s, he laid out his design, the GP-5, around a pilot who was 6-2, figuring that would be big enough for most (and realizing that he, himself, is that height).

That plane, the GP-5, debuted at Reno this year, creating quite a buzz when first seen on the ramp.

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39th National Stearman Fly-in
EAA President Rod Hightower and his wife Maura attended the National Stearman Fly-In in Galesburg, Illinois, last week (September 6-11) and were not alone as 107 Stearmans attended the five-day event. “It’s a solid week of aviation camaraderie, social interaction, and fun sport flying,” Hightower said. View the gallery

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News & Views from EAA September 17, 2010   Volume 10,  Number 44
RENO 2010: RELENTLESS LOSES PROP IN FLIGHT
Relentless"Unexpected" may become the watchword for the 2010 Reno Air Races, especially in the Super Sport Class. Qualifying runs and heat races began Wednesday, September 15, with racing running through Sunday, September 19, at Reno, Nevada's Stead Airport. The first indication came when John Parker's Blue Thunder II (Super Sport Class) was spotted last Sunday in the hangar, cowl off, puddles of fluids under her, and the engine half-removed. Then on Tuesday, Kevin Eldredge's Nemesis NXT Relentless lost its propeller in flight forcing him from the field. With perennial contenders Jon Sharp and Darryl Greenameyer both absent this year, Super Sport looks wide open. Read more
SPORT AVIATION ARCHIVE: EAA CONNECTIONS AT RENO RUN DEEP
Reno archiveThe National Championship Races at Reno is one of those events where creativity, craftsmanship, and innovation are rewarded. It's also is a place where the EAA spirit is alive as competitors work hard to gain an edge but also are quick to help when a racer experiences mechanical setbacks. This year the propeller on the Nemesis NXT separated in flight, which brings back memories of 2004 when the same aircraft experienced mechanical misfortune. EAA Sport Aviation profiled the strong ties between EAA and the Reno races, proclaiming the event had a little bit of "Oshkosh." Read the article
RUTAN DEFIANT: BURT SENDS HOME MOVIE TO EAA
Burt RutanIn the 1970s Burt Rutan designed the Defiant, a push-pull light twin that would be safe and easy to fly, even during an engine failure. The first prototype flew in 1978 and the Rutan Aircraft Factory announced in 1979 that it would proceed with certification. During the development, a video was made to showcase the design process at the Rutan Aircraft Factory (RAF). It features a young Burt Rutan at a drawing board sketching out the design as glimpses of the finished airplane are interspersed with Beethoven-infused flying sequences-but we'll let Burt introduce the video. Watch the video

For the real old-timers, this one is sure to bring back some memories. The old video shows how RAF did aircraft design in the '70s, and includes some fun beating up the hills west of Mojave. Enjoy!

ANOTHER DEFIANT YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF
Battle of Britain Turret Fighter Doomed by Rapidly Evolving Tactics
DefiantLast week (September 10) we told you the story of a Dornier 17 that was discovered at the bottom of the English Channel 70 years after being shot down by a Boulton Paul Defiant “turret fighter” in August 1940. As it turns out for the Defiants, that engagement would essentially mark their end as a frontline fighter in the Battle of Britain. The 290-mph Defiant was obsolete and vulnerable almost before it was deployed in May 1940. The aircraft was designed to attack unescorted bombers by flying in large formations while the “turret gunners” used a dorsal mounted turret to fire at incoming bombers with four 7.7-mm Browning machine guns. Read more
FAA READY TO ISSUE FLIGHT TRAINING LODAS FOR EXPERIMENTALS
The long-awaited guidance for LODAs or Letter of Deviation Authority has finally been published by the FAA, but the guidance does very little to improve training availability for E-LSA aircraft. The various FAA branches have been debating for quite some time the final guidelines that Flight Standards offices would use to issue these authorizations. As part of a new push by the FAA to encourage transition training for experimental aircraft, the new guidance facilitates this aim by permitting flight training for compensation through the LODA process. The new LODA procedures, however, appear to increase barriers to training for E-LSA aircraft by limiting LODAs to areas where certified LSA are not available and by not allowing the use of E-LSA trainers for the purpose of attaining ratings, certificates, or other flying privileges. Read more
JEFF SKILES CONCERNED NEW PILOT FATIGUE RULES FALL SHORT OF SAFETY GOAL
Jeff SkilesLast week (September 10) the FAA released the long-awaited proposed rules controlling duty and rest cycles of airline pilots. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) grew out of a new focus on pilot fatigue by the NTSB and the FAA following the Colgan Air Crash in 2009. EAA RadioThe new rules, if adopted, would affect scheduled airlines including cargo operations, but FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says similar rules will likely extend to air taxi operators as well. EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot talked with Jeff Skiles of the Coalition of Airline Pilot Associations (Jeff is also co-chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program) about whether the new rules will really fix the problem and how general aviation pilots guard against fatigue. Listen to the interview
NTSB PARTLY BLAMES 'SEE AND AVOID' FOR 2009 HUDSON RIVER MID-AIR
NTSBThe National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) blamed the "inherent limitations" of the FAA's visual "See and Avoid" traffic avoidance concept, along with pilot error and a distracted air traffic controller talking on his cell phone, as probable causes of the Augut 2009 mid-air collision over the Hudson River in New York City that caused the deaths of nine people. EAA Radio This may be the first time the NTSB has cited the FAA's official technique for visual traffic avoidance, and called for increased use of electronic traffic alert systems in helicopters. The finding is a noticeable shift since the NTSB has usually placed blame on the pilots in these types of accidents for not properly adhering to "See and Avoid." EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot talked with Sport Aviation technology columnist Max Trescott about whether the NTSB may push for onboard traffic systems in all aircraft. Listen to the interview
BOEING TO DEMOLISH HOME OF THE B-17
BoeingThe aircraft factory that helped transform Seattle into a high-tech industrial giant is slated to be torn down. Boeing's Plant 2 gave birth to some of the most significant aircraft of World War II, introduced women into industrial jobs on a large scale (known as Rosie the Riveters), and even participated in some large-scale subterfuge. Plant 2 played a significant role in the war effort and the launch of many successful aircraft models that have been key in Boeing's dominance in both military and commercial markets. During World War II the plant produced 6,500 B-17s and launched the career of the "Father of the B-17." Read more
COUPLE EMBARKS ON AROUND-THE-WORLD VACATION
WalkersPatrick and Linda Walker, of Surrey, England, are off on a vacation many of us would love to take: flying around the world in their Long-EZ. "Nothing more, nothing less," Patrick wrote in an e-mail describing their journey this week. "We shall go as far as we can, and if we happen to make it all the way around, then great; if not, then, hey, we had a good time anyway." Read more
OPRAH ENLISTS JOHN TRAVOLTA TO FLY STUDIO AUDIENCE TO AUSTRALIA
John Travolta and Oprah WinfreyIn a dramatic beginning to the 25th and final season of the daytime talk show Oprah, host Oprah Winfrey surprised the 300-person studio audience when she announced they were going to travel with her to Australia in December. As the audience screamed with delight, a loosely-based mock-up of a Qantas 747 fuselage slid onto the stage and John Travolta stepped out in full Qantas uniform. (Travolta works part time for the airline as a goodwill ambassador.) Read more
CANADIAN NATIONAL EAA CONVENTION IS THIS WEEKEND
EAA CanadaThe inaugural Wings over Gatineau/Canadian EAA Convention/Fly-In is here and members from throughout Canada are converging on the Ottawa/Gatineau Airport (CYND). This airport serves as headquarters of the Vintage Wings of Canada and its collection of airworthy vintage and warbird aircraft. Stop in at EAA's Membership Center and visit with Adam Smith and Ron Wagner from EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, as well as Jack Dueck of the EAA Canadian Council. Be a part of this inaugural event and help it grow for the future! Click here for complete information on the weekend's activities, and look for a full report next week. Read more
ARTIFACTS FROM HUGHES XF-11 CRASH FOR SALE
Hughes crashA control yoke and various documents are part of a private sale of items that relate to the 1946 crash of the XF-11, a reconnaissance prototype that was being developed by Hughes Aircraft Company. Howard Hughes was flying the aircraft when an oil leak caused the right propeller to slam into reverse. Hughes tried to reach the Los Angeles Country Club golf course but crashed short, slamming into a Beverly Hills, California home. The fiery crash was horrific and Hughes was lucky to survive, thanks in part to Marine Sergeant William Durkin, who was nearby and pulled him from the wreckage. As gratitude for saving his life, Howard Hughes gave Durkin the control yoke from the plane. Six months after the crash he also wrote a letter of thanks to Durkin, who was stationed in China at that time. In the letter Hughes asks Durkin about his future plans and, as indicated by the items up for sale, plans for a restaurant had been started. Also available is the two-page narrative of the crash from the perspective of Durkin. Read more
BOEING TO ENTER SPACE TOURISM BUSINESS
Boeing Space ShipBoeing announced this week it will launch a space taxi system with Space Adventures Ltd. of Vienna, Virginia, in which passengers would fly in low-Earth orbit on a new seven-person spaceship Boeing is developing. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Space Adventures will sell passenger seats aboard the spaceship dubbed Crew Space Transportation-100, expected to be ready by 2015 and designed to fly atop a variety of launch vehicles. The spaceship is in the running for NASA's vehicle to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station after the space shuttle program ends next year. If NASA chooses Boeing, the plan is for Space Adventures to sell the open seats on those ISS flights, the paper reported. See a video animation of what Boeing envisions what a typical spaceflight might look like.

CALL YOUR LOCAL PBS STATION AND ASK FOR THE AVIATORS
The AviatorsAnxious to see the television series, The Aviators, on your local public broadcasting channel? The show, which premiered at AirVenture this year and commenced regular broadcasts on Canadian television earlier this month, is a new weekly magazine-style TV series featuring interesting people, the latest aircraft, cool technology, and the best fly-in destinations. If you want to see it locally, we encourage you to call your local PBS station. To preview the show click here.

SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS HEADS TO THE NORTHWEST AND OSHKOSH
SportAir Workshops
After a successful Denver session, EAA SportAir Workshops is on the road to Prineville, Oregon, for a series of workshops October 9-10, hosted by EAA Chapter 617. "This will be the first time we've been to Oregon, and we're looking forward to teaming with Chapter 617 to present our most popular workshops," said Mark Forss program coordinator. Featured workshops include Fabric Covering, Composite Construction, Sheet Metal, and Electrical Systems. Read more
WANT TO LAND ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN? WATCH THIS WEBINAR
Landing a helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House is a feat that few pilots have accomplished. Lt. Col. Lindy Kirkland, USMC (Ret), will take you for an inside look at Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) and the pilots who fly the President of the United States.

All webinars begin at 7 p.m. CDT. To find out more about upcoming EAA Webinars and to register, visit the webinars page.

EAA'S B-17 AND FORD TRI-MOTOR CONTINUE U.S. TREK
EAA B-17EAA's restored B-17 Aluminum Overcast is in Romeoville, Illinois, this weekend, September 17-19, hosted by EAA Warbird Squadron 4. After a little break, the Flying Fortress will move on to Cincinnati, Ohio, October 1-3, hosted by EAA Warbird Squadron 18. The B-17's tour will continue throughout the eastern United States through November, so click here for flights and the complete schedule.

EAA's Ford Tri-motorWrapping up its tour, EAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will spend September 16-19 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Gwinnett County Airport - Briscoe Field. Then the "Tin Goose" will make its final stop in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 23-26, at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport. For more information, click here.

RESERVE YOUR B-17 FANTASY FLIGHT CAMP SPOT, USE E-Z PAY
EAA B-17 Fantasy CampExperience the Flying Fortress for as little as four easy payments when you use E-Z Pay. At the weekend B-17 Fantasy Flight Camp (December 2-5 , 2010), you will get up close and personal for three days with one of the most famous airplanes of World War II - including a 20-minute flight experience! Schedule - Thursday: Arrival and Tour of B-17. Friday: Maintenance and Fireside Chat. Saturday: History, Systems, Ground School, and Ball Turret Demo. Saturday: Fly! Space is limited - secure your spot today. And don't forget to take advantage of E-Z pay. Get more details on the B-17 Fantasy Camp and E-Z Pay
DEAL OF THE WEEK: SAVE 10% ON POLYURETHANE PAINT KITS AND GET A FREE QUART OF TOPCOAT
Deal of the weekProducts Techniques Inc. is offering 10% off on its Polyurethane Paint Kit through Aircraft Spruce. This kit provides all the materials needed to paint any RV or similar size aircraft. The kit includes green acid etch primer & reducer, yellow epoxy primer, catalyst & reducer, polyurethane white topcoat with catalyst & reducer, and a free quart of polyurethane single stage topcoat in any color! Suggested retail is $865 - but you get 10% off the kit plus a free quart of polyurethane top coat in any color. A $65 - $115 value! Click here to find out how you can save 10% a Polyurethane Paint Kit and get a FREE quart of topcoat.
EAA MERCHANDISE: SAVE 20% ON EAA'S WELDING BOOK AND WELDING/CORROSION DVD COMBO
Welding ComboDVD: Take the mystery out of aircraft welding! Join host Gregg Ewert and instructor Bill Roerig as they take you step by step through the process of oxyacetylene welding. Book: Aircraft Welding Techniques is a collection of articles from EAA and several military guide books on the art of aircraft welding techniques. Compiled and prepared by Wes Schmid and EAA founder Paul Poberezny. Order this welding combo at EAA's web store or by calling toll-free 800-564-6322.

 

 
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Post of the Week!

Aerial photographyThis week's post was actually posted last week, but it's gotten a lot of replies this week so we decided to make it post of the week this week. Got it? Anyway…Chuck Rosenfeld of EAA Chapter 617 in Prineville, Oregon, is an ex-Army recon pilot and has spent more than 30 years teaching aerial photo interpretation at Oregon State University. As you'd expect, he knows a thing or thirty about aerial photography, and he kicked off a great discussion by posting a picture and asking if anyone else out there might share his interest. The thread is full of spectacular photos and useful information, and shows no signs of slowing down. If you've got something to share or, like many of us, would simply love to learn more, check it out!

AeroInnovations

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

Dr. Land Speed Gifts Supersonic Jet Concept

Dr. Land Speed Gifts Supersonic Jet Concept Waldo Stakes, aka Dr. Land Speed, has made a name for himself by building Land Speed Research Vehicles. However, the man is full of ideas and says his “W” Wave Executive Jet Concept blends the very best in aerodynamic properties from other well-known aircraft such as the blended wing and the lifting body. The concept also brings in faceting, which in the Stealth F-117 deflected radar beams, but in this case is used to control shockwave direction to prevent sonic booms. But Stakes is too busy with his land vehicles to pursue the concept any further and has offered it up to an individual or group who would like to continue its development.

Multi-fuel Engine Provides Choice at the Pump

Multi-fuel Engine Provides Choice at the Pump

The Adept 320T engine will fly on low-lead standard aviation fuel, normal unleaded auto gas, and biofuel. This multi-fuel 120-degree V6 engine puts out 320 hp, is liquid cooled, and weighs 158 kg.

Fish Have Same Gliding Talents as Birds

Fish Have Same Gliding Talents as Birds By testing flying fish in a wind tunnel, Korean researchers found out that these amazing ocean creatures glide “better than insects and as well as birds such as petrels and wood ducks.” Wind tunnel tests showed the lift-to-drag ratio was highest for the flying fish when they are parallel to the ocean surface, which is how they normally travel when out of the water.

NASA Perfecting Auto-Land for UAVs in Rough Areas

NASA Perfecting Auto-Land for UAVs in Rough Areas

LIDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, sensors are used by NASA researchers to allow aero-vehicles to safely land in autonomous control mode. One device detects three-dimensional hazardous terrain, another checks your velocity and altitude, and the third monitors altitude to correct flight trajectory for the final approach to the landing area.

Synergy: Explaining Rutan’s Aerodynamic Genius With Science

Synergy: Explaining Rutan’s Aerodynamic Genius With Science Only two current manned aircraft even come close to approaching the Gabrielli-von Kármán limit on the full-power lift-to-drag ratio versus speed chart—and they are both Burt Rutan designs. The six aerodynamic principles incorporated into the aircraft concept called Synergy help explain the science behind Burt’s GA aircraft design genius. For more information on this topic, consider reading the thread on Oshkosh365.
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 HOMEBUILDERS: TORQUE WRENCH BASICSHints for Homebuilders
Joe Norris reviews the different types of torque wrenches available and how to use them. Joe is the EAA Homebuilders’ Community Manager as well as a DAR, A&P aircraft mechanic with Inspection Authorization (IA), and a EAA Technical Counselor. Watch the video
TIMELESS VOICES OF AVIATION: MICHAEL COMBS
Timeless VoicesI
n 2003, Michael Combs suffered two heart failures within a three-day span. Left with less than 50% capacity in his heart, Michael’s recovery was long and hard. Coming so close to death, Michael vowed to begin living life to its fullest with no regrets. One of his childhood dreams was to learn to fly. Michael achieved the goal by earning a Sport Pilot certificate, and then began planning on how he could use his experience to inspire others to follow their dreams. The result was the Flight for the Human Spirit. Using a Remos GX, Michael is flying over 22,000 miles in all 50 states with speaking engagements along the way to talk about learning to fly, the Sport Pilot rule, and following one’s dreams. The official mission of the flight is to, “To kindle the flames of the dreams of 20 million people and to encourage them to do the same with five others that they know.” Michael began his journey on April 8, 2010 after lifting off from Salina, Kansas. He made his 100th stop on the flight in Oshkosh during AirVenture, where he shared his story. Watch the video
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Question of the Week
For EAA Information Services
I would like to get my Sport Pilot Certificate and have a lot of questions about the training requirements. But first, I have an opportunity to purchase a Luscombe 8E. Can a sport pilot fly this airplane?

Answer: Congratulations on your goal to become a sport pilot! But don't buy the Luscombe 8E - although other Luscombe models do qualify as LSA-ready, the 8E was originally certificated at a gross weight of 1,400 lbs and the weight limit for an LSA is 1,320 lbs, (1,430 lbs for seaplanes). Other aircraft requirements can be found here. For more information about becoming a sport pilot, visit EAA's sport pilot website.

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The Viper, Modified Pitts S2S, flown by Jason Newburg at AirVenture 2010. Photo by DeKevin Thornton.

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AIRCRAFT SPRUCE WEST ANNUAL SUPER SALE AND FLY-IN
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty West will host its annual Super Sale & Fly-In on Saturday, October 9, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from a number of leading companies will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their aviation products. Companies represented will include Concorde Battery, Lightspeed, Scheyden, Kelly Aerospace, Sennheiser, Flightcom, Tempest, Bose, Mid-Continent, Skytronics, Pilot USA, and more. During this one-day sale, an assortment of aviation products will be specially priced for those who visit the facility. As in the past, free hot dogs and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Aircraft Spruce at 877-477-7823 or 951-372-9555.

ZENITH AIRCRAFT OPEN HOUSE IS THIS WEEKEND
Zenith Aircraft Company's 19th annual Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In Gathering takes place this weekend at the company’s kit aircraft factory in Mexico, Missouri. Numerous seminars will take place throughout the day on Friday, September 17, while Saturday features an open house at the Zenith factory from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For all the details, click here.

SENNHEISER HME 95 HEADSET AVAILABLE AT AIRCRAFT SPRUCE
The Sennheiser HME 95 features a noise-compensating boom microphone with a flexible arm, Peak-Level-Protection to safeguard your ears from volume peaks more than 110 dB, and a collapsible design. The headset, which is available at Aircraft Spruce, includes a carrying bag, a cable clip, two wind and pop screens, an audio-in cable, and a cell phone adapter cable. There is also an audio-input facility for external audio sources (mobile phones and MP3 players). The Sennheiser HME 95 is available for $245. For more information click here.

POLYFIX PLASTIC REPAIR KITS AVAILABLE AT AIRCRAFT SPRUCE
Polyfix Thermal Fusion is a three-part system that uses chemical reaction to heat the repair to 142 degrees Fahrenheit, fusing it to the parent part while preventing shrinkage. This system repairs ABS, royalite, graphite, lexan, polycarbon, Kevlar, plexiglass, fiberglass, and many other materials. The Polyfix plastic repair kits may be used on speed fairings, wing tips, cowlings, glare shields, and more. For more information click here.

HAL WEEKLEY TO ATTEND 2011 U.S. SPORT AVIATION EXPO
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo announced that Colonel Harold D. (Hal) Weekley, USAF (Ret.) will attend and participate in the 2011 Expo, scheduled for January 20-23, 2011 at Sebring Regional Airport, Sebring, Florida. Hal, a well-known B-17 pilot and author, trained in 1943 at Hendricks Field, now Sebring Regional Airport. Hal will be present on Friday and Saturday during the show, in addition to presenting one or more forums on his experience as a B-17 pilot during WWII. He will conduct signings of the book “The Last of the Combat B-17 Drivers,” written with James Zazas, which highlights Hal’s life and focuses on his time as “Flying Fortress” pilot. For more information click here.

SIKORSKY X2 ECLIPSES 250 KTS
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation reported Wednesday that its X2 Technology demonstrator achieved an unofficial speed record for a helicopter - 250 knots true air speed in level flight - during a test flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. According to the company, 250 knots represents the program’s “ultimate speed milestone.” The X2 counter-rotating coaxial rotor helicopter also reached 260 knots in a very shallow dive during the flight, the company reported. For more information, click here.

HARTZELL’S NEW THREE-BLADE PROP FOR C-180/185 AND EARLY 210/205
Hartzell Propeller Inc. has developed a new three-bladed Top Prop performance conversion for Cessna 180 and 185, as well as early 210 and 205 aircraft. This is the first time Hartzell has offered a propeller for Cessna 185 owners with a TCM IO-470 engine, and the first three-bladed prop to be offered for use on early Cessna 210 and 205 models. This propeller is also compatible with a range of power plant modifications common to these aircraft. For more information, click here.

FANTASY OF FLIGHT ANNOUNCES FALL AVIATION CAMPOREE
Fantasy of Flight is launching a new Fall Aviation Camporee September 24-26. The three-day, two-night trip will offer attendees the chance to visit real working aircraft maintenance and restoration areas, as well as the opportunity to talk with aviation mechanics, restoration specialists, and pilots. Cost of the Camporee’s weekend is $30 per person, plus tax. The $30 rate includes unlimited weekend admission to Fantasy of Flight, specially tailored tours, merit station activities, a campsite, and lunch on Saturday. Reservations are required and admission is limited. To book, call Stephanie Conner, 863-984-3500 ext. 220, or e-mail. For more information about Fantasy of Flight, click here.

TIET ANNOUNCES MYCLIP THIGH IPAD ACCESSORY
TIET announced the production of the MyClip Thigh, an accessory that allows pilots to strap an iPad to their thigh using a faux suede leg strap. A clip allows the iPad to be positioned in either portrait or landscape mode, and stabilizing straps allow for two-handed typing. The MyClip Thigh retails for $39.95 with deliveries expected in October. For more information, click here.

  
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