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Several people have asked about the video cameras that I've been using. I've posted a few videos that include views from inside the cockpit (with audio), and views from outside the cockpit.
I have an NFlightCam GPS+ (about 1 year old), and a GoPro Hero2 (about 5 months old), generally using both cameras at the same time on my test flights.
These small video cameras have been a big help in my Phase 1 testing. It's helpful to be able to "go back and review what…Continue
On Saturday, June 9th, several EAA Chapter 25 members gathered at my house to move the Zodiac project from it's humble birthplace in a Minnesota garage to a local airport.
The day began with one group meeting at the EAA chapter hanger for some early morning prep and cleanup operations, and another group meeting at my house to prepare the Zodiac for transport. Several people displayed great stamina by participating in both operations during a hot, windy day and under a…
The canopy on my Zodiac was coated with engine oil which had been sprayed by the prop blast during initial run-up testing. On top of this oil was several months of accumulated garage dust, grit, and debris.
I've noticed a rather disturbing tendency for visitors to rub the canopy in what I believe is simply an instinctive desire to make a clean spot. Given that it's summer now, there are more people stopping over, and more people wanting to reach over and wipe off part of…Continue
Recently my wife (Mary) and I journeyed to Australia in celebration of her 50th birthday. Being long-time EAA members and homebuilders, part of our vacation planning included establishing contact with Australian homebuilders who lived in the regions we were going to visit.
We've always enjoyed meeting fellow aviation enthusiasts. Some of our most enjoyable times have been in the company of aviators who we've met at various places. From small fly-ins at places like Brodhead…Continue