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EMG
Preliminary Information
This link contains information about the project. This is information generated in the first few months of conceptualization. Much of the information has morphed and been modified as we have developed a more refined picture of where the project is going.
tow Towing The EMG-5
This page explores the many different options for utilizing the aircraft as a glider, or towing the aircraft aloft to reduce the amount of energy draw on the batteries.
Renderings
On this page we have a multitude of renderings that are computer-generated to help visualize the completed project.
Aircraft Chapters Contruction Photos
This link is the beginning of all of the drawings related to the aircraft. Drawings about the aircraft in both PDF format and even 3-D drawings that can be viewed using the free E drawings viewer. These drawings are primarily for assistance in building the aircraft from a kit or in conducting maintenance on the aircraft.
Aircraft Configurations
This link takes us to a page that will show all the different configurations availble for the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider. On that page we will also find detailed discriptions for each configuration.
Glider Operations
This link takes us to the page that talks about glider operations. Where we explore all of the exciting new possibilities with an electric powered motor glider. Ground tow, Aero tow, Boat tow, Snowmobile tow, 4 wheeler tow.
Electric Power
On this page we talk about several of the power plant options that we are working with. In addition the controllers, propellers, batteries, and charging systems.
Tri-motor This page contains information about the multiple engine configurations and options available on this design.
   
   
   
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Please friend us on Facebook. This is an easy way for you to stay in touch with what were doing and get quick snippets about the progress that were making.
Forum Forums Page
The forums section of the website is just part of the infrastructure that we have developed that will assist in the building and customer service aspect after individuals actually start building the aircraft. At this point we are using the forms page to allow some interaction about some of the design aspects of the aircraft. We encourage you to sign up and tell us what you think.
Contact us

This link will provide you with another way to send us an email, question, or comment.

You may also just use the Facebook link at the top of the page

Register For Updates

On this link you can register to be added to the email list.

Keep up to date on the latest progress on the aircraft.

 

Map Maps to Facility
On this page we have maps to show our facility as well as directions on how to come visit us.
carol The EMG Team
On this page you can get to know the EMG team a little better. Here we list those individuals who are participating in the design and building of the EMG.
RAS Rainbow Aviation Services
Rainbow Aviation Services is the parent company from which Adventure Aircraft was funded and developed.
Past Past Projects
Rainbow Aviation and Brian Carpenter have been involved in aviation for many years having built over 30 aircraft and assisted in the construction, modification, or maintenance of hundreds of other experimental aircraft.
Ranger Ranger Aircraft
The Ranger Aircraft is Brian Carpenter's first successful design. Having now flown for the last 12 years. This aircraft was designed and built from scratch. Utilizing simple 2-D CAD programs. Although there was a significant public interest in the aircraft, Brian really never felt that it possessed the economic viability in the aviation market place.
dragon Dragon Aircraft Project

The Dragon aircraft project was put on hold temporarily. The aircraft was originally developed around the Rotax 447 and Rotax 503 engines and during the development stage the Rotax company made the decision to discontinue both of these two-stroke engines. We believe the aircraft still possesses some viability as an electric aircraft. However the development of battery technology will have to progress beyond its current stage before we can utilize electric engine in this design.

EMG-5 Aircraft
The EMG-5 aircraft is the predecessor to the EMG-6 model aircraft that we now refer to as the Quicksilver EMG. Although this project is currently on hold until the rules regarding the use of batteries in part 103 ultralight aircraft become more favorable this project may be resurrected in the future.
   
 
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pilot FAA Regulations And Letters
 
FAA Part 103 Information  
FAR part 103 Summary Part 103 Preamble
FAA Advisory Circular 103-7 FAR Part 103 regulations
 
Request and Response for clarification on the use of batteries in Part 103 Aircraft
Request For Interpretation Letter FAA Legal Response Letter

We constantly are reminded by other pilots and would be pilots that all of the costs associated with flying simply make it intangible. The cost to build or purchase an aircraft, the cost of aircraft rental, the cost of flight training, the difficulty associated with actually obtaining and maintaining a pilot certificate, the recurrent training requirements, annual inspections, cost of insurance, cost of aircraft storage, and the cost of fuel.

One of the more creative aspects of this whole project was the designing the aircraft to to take advantage of the positive aspect of all of the current Federal Aviation Regulations.

By building an aircraft to take advantage of these regulations we can significantly reduce the economic impact on its operator.

NO.... Multi-engine rating required. FAA regulations do not require a pilot to possess a multiengine rating when flying a single place experimental aircraft. Recently we have been nailing down the regulations that apply to gliders and the FAA has concured that there are no regulations requiring the possesion of a multi-engine rating to fly a multi-engine glider even when used in the carraige of a passenger.
NO.... Glider Rating required. FAA regulations do not require the pilot of a single place experimental aircraft to possess a glider rating unless for the purpose of carrying passengers. Additionaly a glider pilot with only a glider rating may carry passengers and fly the aircraft in a single or multi-engine configuration.
NO.... Medical required.
Because this aircraft possesses the characteristics and meets the definition of a glider (power glider) the aircraft does not require a medical certificate for its operation. As a Private Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Sport Pilot, Student Pilot or Ultralight Pilot.
Private Pilot.
A private pilot may fly this aircraft as a single place experimental aircraft with no additional ratings required Additionally as this aircraft meets the definition of a glider (powered glider) the private pilot need not possess a medical certificate for its operation.
Glider Pilot. A glider pilot may fly this aircraft with no additional ratings required. This aircraft meets the definition of a glider (powered glider). additionaly a glider pilot my operate this aircraft in the powered single or multi engine configuration. with reciprocating or electric engines.
Sport pilot. This aircraft may be flown using a sport pilot certificate. This Aircraft will meet the definition of a light Sport Aircraft when operated as a glider. The aircraft may also be flown as a light sport aircraft utilizing one reciprocating engine mounted on the rear of the aircraft. Currently the regulations do not alow the use of electric motors, however these regulations are in the process of being updated. The ASTM comitties have approved the standards and we are currently waiting for the FAA to approve the regulations that will alow the use of Electric or other powerplants.
Student pilot.

A student pilot may legally fly this aircraft. The holder of a student pilot certificate may legally fly this aircraft however it requires a logbook endorsement from a certified flight instructor. The aircraft is intended to be configured as eirthe a sing place aircraft or two place aircraft and as such a student pilot could be signed off to solo this aircraft, build flight time and even take his check ride for his glider cerificate in this aircraft either in the powered or unpowered configuration.

Ultralight Pilot.

This aircraft may be flown under FAA part 103 regulations as an ultralight aircraft. Under part 103 no pilot certificate or other requirements including training are required to fly this aircraft. However we believe that flying any aircraft without proper flight training is a recipe for disaster. Additionaly an ultralight pilot may contstruct this aircraft and fly it as a true legal ultralight and then later on decide to license the aircraft as an experimental aircraft and continue on to get his Sport pilot, Recreational Pilot, or Private pilot, glider Certificate in ththe same aircraft.

After completion of flight tests we intend to develop a recommended flight training curriculum matrix for non-pilot's to pursue as well as a transitioning flight curriculum for pilots that already hold a pilot certificate.

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