Month: December 2017

The Suborbital Pilot’s Ground School Manual

Surprise the pilot in your life with a gift to start off the New Year right – The Suborbital Pilot’s Ground School Manual. 

These are exciting times in the development of space travel and discovery and many who read this manual are destined to play an active role in the conquest of space.

Space is the most challenging adventure humanity has ever embarked upon and learning the material provided in The Suborbital Pilot’s Ground School Manual is the initial step to a career as a space pilot.

The book introduces you to the suborbital space environment, high altitude operations, rockets, instrumentation, navigation & communications, and space law.  It is readily available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – December 9, 2017

Removed the peel ply from the head duct and the seat brace.

Drilled holes through the glass into the aluminum tubes.

Trimmed the glass edges of the heat duct and the seat brace using the Dremel tool.

 

Sanded the glass edges of the heat duct and sanded the front seatback to fit the heat duct in place.

Sanded the seat brace.

Trial Fit the seat brace and heat duct together.

CH2A Xmas Burger Burn

On December 2 the last Burger Burn of the year was held by the Canadian Historical Aviation Association in Windsor, Ontario with a decent turn out.

Santa and his helpers provided gifts for the young ones and young at heart.

A new item was just received from a donor…a Frasca flight simulator…in really good condition.

Below is the current De Havilland Mosquito project…the engines that are intended for the project were still in their original packing crates.

BBA heartily endorses the CH2A, check them out online and pay them a visit if you are in Windsor.

 

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – December 3, 2017

Glassed the 2nd side of the seat brace and repaired the bottom of the instrument panel.

Shop temperature was 25 deg C and the humidity was 48%.

168g resin was mixed with 64g hardner.

A small portion of epoxy was poured into 2 small cups. Glass bubbles were added to one cup to make dry micro and flox to the other cup.

Epoxy was also placed in a larger cup and glass bubbles added to mix up a micro slurry.

The bottom of the instrument panel was repaired with the flox.

Dry micro was applied to the seat brace followed by the micro slurry.

 

Two layers of BID cloth was applied to the seat brace and trimmed.

Peel ply was placed over the layup for cure.

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – December 2, 2017

Now to cover the outside of the heat duct with 2 plies of BID at 45 deg. top and sides.

Workshop temperature 25 deg C and humidity 48%.

Mixed a batch of epoxy with 146g resin and 56g hardner. Poured some of it in another cup and added micro bubbles.

Applied micro to the foam on the outside of the heat duct and applied epoxy to the existing glass surface on top of the heat duct.

Applied 2 plies of BID and covered the layup with Dacron. Curing.