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Fuel Tank Testing

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To be sure a fuel tank has no leaks it is best to test it with a solvent-type fluid colored with dye. This will...

Strength of Riveted Joints

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Written by Bill Marvel and originally published in the SoCAL-RVlist. Two days ago I got around to doing something that I had planned last year—actual...

Sportsman Cleared for Flight Testing with UL Power 520i Firewall-Forward

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The UL Power 520i engine is much lighter than the typical Lycoming installation. I moved the engine six inches forward and was still worried...

Are You a Test Pilot?

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Who do you think of when you hear the term, ‘Test Pilot’? I’d bet many, if not most of you, think first of Chuck...

Testing the Airspeed Indicator

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While flying off your test time, why not check your airspeed gauge? A simple, somewhat accurate way, if you have access to GPS, is...

The PTI SuperStar Offers Proven Technology in a Futuristic Package

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Written by Tom Richardi, an A&P and a licensed propeller technician who built the Propulsion Technologies, Inc., GlaStar, N11KN. I was working in the shop one...

GlaStar Development Report

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Steady progress continues with the GlaStar Developmental tasks in spite of an "Indian Summer" in the Pacific Northwest. We all managed to get a...

Composite Joint Testing

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I recently conducted a series of destructive tests to learn more about the factors which affect integrity of builder-fabricated fiberglass joints, and I think...

Spin Testing the Glasair RG

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Written by Bob Herendeen Earlier this year I was asked by Bob Gavinsky, Vice President of engineering at Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft, if I would be interested in...