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AT-6 Mass Arrivial Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 Video

AT-6 Mass Arrivial Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 Video

The mass arrival Of AT-6 and SNJ aircraft at Oshkosh Airventure 2018 Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
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Rotax 912 Fuel Pump

Rotax 912 Fuel Pump

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EAA AirVenture 2018 (Monday STOL Competition)

EAA AirVenture 2018 (Monday STOL Competition)

Mondays STOL competition from ground level at the Fun Fly Zone. First STOL competition of the show. Draco the PT-6 powered Wilga puts on a great show. A real crowd ...
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FUN-FLY-ZONE EAA AirVenture 2018 Paramotors, Trikes, and Ultralights

FUN-FLY-ZONE EAA AirVenture 2018 Paramotors, Trikes, and Ultralights

Monday night, first day of the airshow. Ultralights, Trikes, Paramotors, and powered Parachutes. Takeoff’s and Landings. One of the largest launches of paramotors and powered parachutes on the field. Advertisements ...
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GT-500 Crash Investigation PART 3 (Final Analysis)

GT-500 Crash Investigation PART 3 (Final Analysis)

After over 200 hours of video, writing, and editing we have come to the final conclusion on the engine tear down of the Quicksilver GT500 that crashed back in November ...
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GT-500 Crash Investigation PART 2 (Engine Tear Down)

GT-500 Crash Investigation PART 2 (Engine Tear Down)

Many of you have been anxiously anticipating the release of part two of the Quicksilver GT-500 crash. In this video Brian Carpenter takes us through the engine tear down and ...
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Arrivals - AirVenture - Sunday July 22, 2018- In 4K

Arrivals – AirVenture – Sunday July 22, 2018- In 4K

Some of the best parts of the show is watching the aircraft Arrivals on Sunday. A variety of airplane from accross the country one after another. Advertisements Share this:Click to ...
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STOL Competition in 4K, AirVenture 2018, Draco the PT-6 Tubine Wilga

STOL Competition in 4K, AirVenture 2018, Draco the PT-6 Tubine Wilga

STOL Competition in the Fun Fly Zone EAA AirVenture 2018. Tuesday night at the fun fly zone gave us great footage of the entire STOL competition. The big feature of ...
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Fun Fly Zone AirVenture 2018 Ultralight/Light Sport T.O. & Landings

Fun Fly Zone AirVenture 2018 Ultralight/Light Sport T.O. & Landings

A fun afternoon watching takeoffs and landings at the fun fly zone, a.k.a. ultralight area. Some more of our video footage from the recent 2018 Air Venture air show. Advertisements Share ...
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FLIR for the shop

FLIR for the shop

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EMG-6 Post Apocalyptic Update

EMG-6 Post Apocalyptic Update

This blog post has been quite some time coming, and much anticipated by those that have been avid followers of the website. The blog postings have been sparse- primarily related ...
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Cherry Max Rivets

Cherry Max Rivets

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Energy (Part 2 - High Drag / Low Mass)

Energy (Part 2 – High Drag / Low Mass)

In the June 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the drag as it relates to high drag / Low mass aircraft. June 2018 Advertisements Share this:Click to ...
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Energy (Part 1 - Understanding the Math)

Energy (Part 1 – Understanding the Math)

In the May 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the four basic forms of energy used in flying. Potential energy (altitude), kinetic energy (airspeed), chemical energy ...
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Borescopes for the Modern Age

Borescopes for the Modern Age

In the April 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at some of the new cost-effective technology that has replaced the expensive borescope’s of the past. April ...
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Detonation in Light Aircraft (Part 2)

Detonation in Light Aircraft (Part 2)

In the March 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we continue the topic of detonation, preignition, and normal combustion as it relates to the light sport type aircraft ...
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Kitty Hawk's prototype all electric air taxi "Cora"

Kitty Hawk’s prototype all electric air taxi “Cora”

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The 3D Printed Workshop

The 3D Printed Workshop

In the January 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the indispensible use of the 3D printer in the workshop. January 2018 Advertisements Share this:Click to ...
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Detonation in Light Aircraft (Part 1)

Detonation in Light Aircraft (Part 1)

In the February 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we tackle the topic of detonation, preignition, and normal combustion as it relates to the light sport type aircraft ...
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Builder Ed. Santucci S/N 16-027 North Carolina

Builder Ed. Santucci S/N 16-027 North Carolina

Ed’s Santucci Album[su_spacer] Update 8-12-2018 [su_spacer] 2-23-2018 Brake Installation 2-23-2018 Brake Installation 2-17-2018 2-17-2018 2-17-2018 8-12-2018 Aircraft Starting to take shape. 8-12-2018 Ed Working on Brakes 8-12-2018 Polini Installation 8-12-2018 ...
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Aircraft Olympos Ltd.

Aircraft Olympos Ltd.

Of all the places we visited in the world Japan certainly stands out is one of our favorites. On our last trip to Japan we missed out on the opportunity ...
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"Shop Notes" Goes to Twitter

“Shop Notes” Goes to Twitter

We have decided that we will be switching from the normal “shop Notes” monthly blog to a daily twitter feed. I think we should be able to do a much ...
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Quicksilver GT-500 Engine Failure and Crash (part 1) (Video)

Quicksilver GT-500 Engine Failure and Crash (part 1) (Video)

In this video we are looking at an accident that occurred in late 2017. This is the first part in what will be a three-part series. In the first part ...
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Load Testing the EMG-6 Strut Fittings (Video)

Load Testing the EMG-6 Strut Fittings (Video)

In this video we take a look at our cool little set up for load testing components and fittings on the EMG-6. We have a 10,000 pound load cell with ...
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EMG-6 Project Update (January  2018)

EMG-6 Project Update (January 2018)

Greetings from Rainbow Aviation for 2018. It is been quite some time since we did a progress blog and the typical “Shop Notes” update. So I thought it’s time to ...
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