Month: January 2018

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – January 29, 2018

Micro the aft aircraft floor spacers in place:

Workshop temperature was 25 deg C and humidity 35%.

122g of resin was mixed with 46g of hardner and glass bubbles to make a batch of micro. Some of the batch was poured into a second mixing cup and more glass bubbles were added to the 2nd cup to make a small batch of dry micro.

Micro was applied to all the mating surfaces and the spacers were positioned in place with small nails which will be removed after the micro cures.

Remembering January 28, 1986

Please take a moment today to remember the crew of the Challenger and their families.

On Jan. 28, 1986, the booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch.

In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Left to right are Teacher-in-Space payload specialist Sharon Christa McAuliffe; payload specialist Gregory Jarvis; and astronauts Judith A. Resnik, mission specialist; Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, mission commander; Ronald E. McNair, mission specialist; Mike J. Smith, pilot; and Ellison S. Onizuka, mission specialist.

Images Credit: NASA

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – January 26, 2018

Installing the centre floor spacer over the landing brake cutout.

The workshop temperature was 25 deg C and the humidity was 36%.

110g resin, 42g hardner, and micro bubbles were mixed together and applied with a squeegee to the floor area where the centre spacer is installed.

The centre spacer was positioned in place and weighed down with a few books and held in place with a couple nails and clamps while it cures.

Yuri’s Night at Beyond Blue Aerospace – April 12, 2018

We are very excited to be hosting our first Yuri’s Night !

Yuri’s Night is the World Space Party.  It is held every April on the anniversary of the first human flight into space.  Yuri’s Night is celebrated through hundreds of events around the world.

“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!”
— Yuri Gagarin, 1
st human in space.

Still not sure what Yuri’s Night means? Listen to Chris Hadfield as he wishes the World a Happy Yuri’s Night from the ISS.

Details of Yuri’s Night events around the world are provided here.

Our Yuri’s Night guests are from a local Grade 6 class.  The night will start off with a BBQ followed by popcorn and a movie in the hangar…. Hidden Figures.

Here are videos from some of our previous events:

Paper Airplane Event

Model Rocket Day