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IFR Equipment Required: A Look at FAA’s FAR 91.205

By Tom Roberts Recent discussions about all the Electronic Flight Information Systems available and their fantastic capabilities have begged the question, just what is required for IFR flight? Our RV-7A is a legal IFR airplane. It has one nav / … Continue reading

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Corvair College At Barnwell Airport – Meet The Panther

By Dan Heath Several members made mention to me about the Panther that they saw at Oshkosh this year. Well, it is going to be at the Corvair College in Barnwell this coming weekend. There is no admission for coming … Continue reading

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Excessive RPM Drop On Mag Check Not Always The Mag’s Fault

By Tom Roberts Now that I am past this, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I learned a lot. My Van’s RV-7A had developed an ignition problem. Our -7A has one conventional impulse coupled magneto on the left … Continue reading

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Leaned Engine Stops On Go-Around Attempt

By Dan Heath Before pancake breakfast at the SAC ( Sport Aviation Center ) I went out for “Dawn” patrol and a few “touch-and-gos”. After 1 very nice approach and 1 very good touch and go, I decided that it … Continue reading

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Follow Up On Dynon AutoPilot Setup

By Dan Heath Due to sort of crummy weather this morning, I had to wait till afternoon to get in a little KR flying. So, after lunch, I headed to the airport. It was still fairly overcast until around 3. … Continue reading

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The IO-360X Engine Build

Have you ever seen the inside of an aircraft engine? A perfectly clean, brand new engine? It is really pretty! Okay, maybe I am biased since it was my engine… On Friday, August 10th, Ken and I flew to Tulsa, … Continue reading

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Walters Thunder Mustang Update

We had to separate the fuselage from the wings on the Thunder Mustang. George will be carrying the two parts separately to the paint shop. It was a big job to separate them. We don’t plan to do that again! … Continue reading

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DAR Presents At General Membership Meeting

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, Lewis Blackwell, a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), gave a riveting presentation at our general membership meeting. Mr. Blackwell explained the five steps of the certification process that homebuilders need to follow to obtain airworthiness certificates … Continue reading

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Thunder Mustang Landing Gear Gets Its Logic

On the Thunder Mustang, I had reached the point that I needed to layout the wiring to manage the gear lights, inner gear door shuttle valve and power the electromagnets to lock the doors shut. I used Jim Stark’s idea … Continue reading

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Winning The “Cold” War With Engine Preheaters

As the weather began to get cold this winter, I started to see and hear about different strategies for winning the Cold War. Not the Cold War against a major communist country that gave up in the 1980’s when they … Continue reading

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