Month: October 2018

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – October 28, 2018

Expanded the tip of the NACA scoop from 0.5″ to between 0.75″ and 1″.

Added joggles, for the landing gear cover, to the vertical sections of the aft landing gear bulkhead.

Lauryn was able to crawl into the space between the landing gear bulkheads and mark the locations for the aluminum inserts.

Using a 1/4″ drill, I routed out the foam between the glassed faces a little more than 1/2″ wide and 1/4″ deep at the locations where the inserts will be installed.

 

Drones of October – First BBA Drone Event

Today a few brave souls braved the chilly weather to attend our first drone event…”Drones of October”. Beyond Blue Aerospace is particularly interested in First Person View (FPV) control and telemetry feedback – and there is no better group of hobbyists than avid drone pilots to get first hand practical experiences from. The first experimental craft that BBA will be taking to the air with will be remote control supported by elaborate FPV and a massive requirement for telemetry transmission in realtime.  The need for instant feedback and control that exists in the sport drone industry lends itself well for this purpose.  BBA will learn, adopt, adapt and scale up to make today’s drone guidance systems work for tomorrow’s suborbital experiments.

Jason and Dwayne braving the chill
Table full of Drones

 

Humphrey’s Pilot Shop – Tailwheel Conversion Handbook

We are very pleased to see copies of our Tailwheel Conversion Handbook on the shelf at Humphrey’s Pilot Shop in Brampton.

If you are near the Brampton-Caledon Airport (CNC3) and prefer to get a hardcopy over the counter instead of ordering online, Humphrey’s can help you out !

The Tailwheel Conversion Handbook is a primary source of ground school information for pilots interested in learning to fly tailwheel aircraft in the Citabria 7ECA.  Anyone interested in tailwheel flight training and flying a Citabria can use this material for their ground school training.