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EMG-6 "Shop Notes" July 2017

by Brian Carpenter in Polini

July 19, 2017:  Off to Oshkosh The voyage to Oshkosh begins. The 4300 mile round trip journey, has in the past, always been quite eventful. There is always something that goes wrong. We are hoping this year will be the exception. We put a greater emphasis on vehicle maintenance,  planning, and organization. Although the weather for Oshkosh this year looks to be about as good as we’ve ever [...]

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EMG-6 "Shop Notes" July 2017

July 19, 2017:  Off to Oshkosh The voyage to Oshkosh begins. The 4300 mile round trip journey, has in the past, always been quite eventful. There is always something that goes wrong. We are hoping this year will be the exception. We put a greater emphasis on vehicle maintenance,  planning, and organization. Although the weather for Oshkosh this year looks to be about as good as we’ve ever seen, the weather along the way looks as though it’s going to …
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57-80-10 Large Gap Seal

The gap seal system that we have developed for the EMG-6 electric motor glider is a substantial improvement over the traditional gap seal system used on most ultralights. The most common gap seal type system involves sewing a tab with Velcro onto the trailing edge of the wing and having a tab with the reverse Velcro sewn onto the leading-edge of the aileron. This is a great job at preventing the airflow from transitioning from the high-pressure lower surface of …
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MGM COMPRO REX 30

Great news, We finally settled on our next electric propulsion system. MGM Compro REX 30 is on order, and Martin Dvorsky, the owner of MGM Compro as promised to have a motor and controller for us to display at the upcoming 2017 AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh Wisconsin. We have been working on this project with Martin for quite some time now. We are trying to have a complete system supplied by MGM Compro that will be basically plug-and-play for EMG-6 …
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57-45 Jury Stuts

This post contains a summary of information related to the manufacturing and assembly of the wing jury strut sub-assemblies.  The – 45 jury struts are the streamlined strut version. A standard round 6061 T6 aluminum tube version is also an option. Links to the Builders Database. Drawing number 57-45-00 jury strut assembly is an overview dimensions for the jury strut on the left side of the aircraft. All of the drawings in the database are for the left side of …
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The Invasion of the Drones

The Invasion of the Drones Like it or not drone technology is not only here to stay, we are confident that in the very near future, the infiltration of drone technology will completely revolutionize how we even think about the term “experimental aircraft.” It wasn’t many years ago, that those of us involved in the RC (radio control) model aircraft industry, started tinkering around with some of the new, electric powered, micro helicopters. With the advent of the new lithium …
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Part 107: The Toddler in the FARs, Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article April 2017

Part 107: The Toddler in the FARs “Technically Speaking” Article April 2017 The new 14 CFR Part 107 regulation governs small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones. A UAS by definition is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard and is controlled by an operator on the ground. Part 107 is one of the youngest regulations within the FARs. In preparation for this article we contacted the FAA’s UAS division. We had a bit of an advantage, since Earl Lawrence, …
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EMG-6 "Shop Notes" June 2017

June 28, 2017 It’s time for an update. We continue  our frenetic pace getting ready for Oshkosh. Most everything that we been working on for the last week has been detail stuff. The only big thing that we are still waiting for is the sailcloth fabric covers. But let’s go over some of the work that we been doing lately …
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02-10 3D Printed Tube Marking Tools

Tube Marking Tools Introducing a series of tube marking tools that can significantly improve the ease and accuracy of marking round tubing. These tube marking tools have a multitude of features which can only be created practically through the use of  3-D printing technology. The tube marking tools are manufactured from 3-D printed ABS plastic, and are color-coded to easily identify each size. From 1/2 inch up to 2 inches in 1/8 inch increments. These are the standard tubing sizes …
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EMG-6 "Shop Notes" May 2017

“EMG-6 Shop Notes” is a day-to-day accounting of what’s going on in the shop with the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider. May 29, 2017 We have added another series of drawings to the builders database …
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Bending Sheet Metal (Part 2) Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article June 2017

Bending Sheet Metal  (Part 2) In part one of this article we discussed, in depth, the theory and the process for developing a flat layout for manufacturing a sheet-metal part. In this article, we will take it to the next step: the practical process of converting the flat layout to a bent sheet-metal part. The tool that we use for bending sheet-metal is called a “brake.” There are several different types of brakes.  A “press brake”, commonly found in manufacturing …
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  • EMG-6 "Shop Notes" July 2017

    July 19, 2017:  Off to Oshkosh The voyage to Oshkosh begins. The 4300 mile round trip journey, has in the past, always been quite eventful. There is always something that goes wrong. We are hoping this year will be the exception. We put a greater emphasis on vehicle maintenance,  planning, and organization. Although the weather for Oshkosh this year looks to be about as good as we’ve ever [...]
  • 57-80-10 Large Gap Seal

    The gap seal system that we have developed for the EMG-6 electric motor glider is a substantial improvement over the traditional gap seal system used on most ultralights. The most common gap seal type system involves sewing a tab with Velcro onto the trailing edge of the wing and having a tab with the reverse Velcro sewn onto the leading-edge of the aileron. This is a great job at preventing the [...]
  • MGM COMPRO REX 30

    Great news, We finally settled on our next electric propulsion system. MGM Compro REX 30 is on order, and Martin Dvorsky, the owner of MGM Compro as promised to have a motor and controller for us to display at the upcoming 2017 AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh Wisconsin. We have been working on this project with Martin for quite some time now. We are trying to have a complete system supplied by MGM [...]
  • 57-45 Jury Stuts

    This post contains a summary of information related to the manufacturing and assembly of the wing jury strut sub-assemblies.  The – 45 jury struts are the streamlined strut version. A standard round 6061 T6 aluminum tube version is also an option. Links to the Builders Database.   Drawing number 57-45-00 jury strut assembly is an overview dimensions for the jury strut on the left side of [...]
  • The Invasion of the Drones

    The Invasion of the Drones Like it or not drone technology is not only here to stay, we are confident that in the very near future, the infiltration of drone technology will completely revolutionize how we even think about the term “experimental aircraft.” It wasn’t many years ago, that those of us involved in the RC (radio control) model aircraft industry, started tinkering around with [...]
  • Part 107: The Toddler in the FARs, Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article April 2017

    Part 107: The Toddler in the FARs “Technically Speaking” Article April 2017 The new 14 CFR Part 107 regulation governs small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones. A UAS by definition is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard and is controlled by an operator on the ground. Part 107 is one of the youngest regulations within the FARs. In preparation for this article we contacted [...]
  • EMG-6 "Shop Notes" June 2017

      June 28, 2017 It’s time for an update. We continue  our frenetic pace getting ready for Oshkosh. Most everything that we been working on for the last week has been detail stuff. The only big thing that we are still waiting for is the sailcloth fabric covers. But let’s go over some of the work that we been doing lately.   [...]
  • Getting Started

      How to Get Started Building the EMG-6      Updated May 20, 2017 1  Follow the Project Progress Blog (Shop Notes) The “Shop Notes” blog follows the progress as we design, build, and fly the EMG-6. This progress blog contains most of the up-to-date information about what is happening within the company and the project. If you do nothing else make sure that you follow the project. [...]
  • Carol Carpenter Fly’s the EMG-6

    By Carol Carpenter   The thing about life with Brian is that everything happens “suddenly.” There was no discussion leading up to Brian setting up the EMG for me to fly this evening . . .so I did not have time anticipated the event. He just asked me to sit in the plane and started adjusting the seat. The next thing I know, I am in the pilot seat and, to be honest, somewhat [...]

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