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Bits and Pieces Newsletter

Form a Flying Club and Fly for Less

1/10/2020 5:08:00 PM

Jack Neima's excellent article in September covered some of the most important concepts in the idea of forming a flying club. Read More

What’s a WingBug? A Pretty Cool Idea!

1/10/2020 4:14:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor

Although not intended to be a "primary instrument," this creative use of wing or strut mounted electronics and hardware provides true ADAHRS (Air Data Attitude Heading Reference System) data to an iPad via Wi-Fi. It provides pitot air speed and static data in digital form to present a "glass cockpit six-pack" plus angle of attack and side-slip awareness. Read More

The Snowbirds Are Coming, the Snowbirds Are Coming!

1/10/2020 4:03:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor

Apparently, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are as excited as we are that they will return to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year. Read More

A Plug-In Beaver?

1/10/2020 3:53:00 PM By Mike Davenport

How do you flight test a new idea? One line of thought says you use as many existing parts as possible, thus removing as many variables as possible. In the case of Harbour Air's electric airplane, why not start with what you know best: the mainstay of your fleet, the DHC-2 Beaver. Read More

Things That Come in Threes

1/10/2020 3:42:00 PM By Mike Davenport

It was an interesting year from the standpoint of gaining new flying experiences. During the course of the year, I had to deal with three partial engine failures, one due to a faulty fuel valve (and poor preflight procedure) in a friend's Citabria, and the other two from valve failures in my Stinson. Fortunately, each event ended safely at my home field. Read More

Caribbean Air Rally — It’s Not Too Late to Join the Fun!

1/10/2020 3:32:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor

Catherine Tobenas, the coordinator of the Caribbean Air Rally, contacted me recently and suggested that I might like to join the rally, especially since sponsor uAvionix was looking for amateur-built aircraft to participate in flight testing of the tailBeacon X with ADS-B Out. Read More

Aviation Words — Upwash

1/10/2020 3:17:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor

Upwash means the upward movement of air just before the leading edge of the wing. Read More

So, Here We Are!

1/10/2020 2:50:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor, EAA 657159

An old year is over and a new one has just begun. Read More

An Opportunity for Amateur-Built Owners to Get on Board With ADS-B Out

12/26/2019 6:32:00 AM

Our friends at COPA reached out to the EAA Canadian Council to share this opportunity with our members who are flying non-certified or amateur-built aircraft. Read More

Chapter 1410 High River Learn/Build Program Update — It’s All About Edge Distance

12/26/2019 3:52:00 AM By Jack Dueck, Project Lead, EAA Lifetime 337912

I'm told the definition of an engineer is someone who gets excited about something absolutely no one else cares about. Perhaps that explains my obsession with edge distance. Read More
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