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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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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 Like this:Like Loading ...
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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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Unboxing MGM Compro REX 30 Power System ***EMG-6*** (Video)

Unboxing MGM Compro REX 30 Power System ***EMG-6*** (Video)

Unboxing. This video we open up the packages from MGM Compro and take a look at the power system that will be used on the next generation EMG-6. Advertisements Like ...
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EMG-6 Flight Test #11 Jan 1, 2017  (Video)

EMG-6 Flight Test #11 Jan 1, 2017 (Video)

This is archive footage from January 1, 2014. This is test flight number 11. This was during the very early phases of flight testing. The aircraft has changed and morphed ...
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3D Printed Press Brake Dies for  Building The EMG-6 (Video)

3D Printed Press Brake Dies for Building The EMG-6 (Video)

In this video we take a look at our latest invention, 3D printed press brake dies. Born out of necessity, we ended up experimenting with 3D printed press brake dies ...
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Mikuni Fuel Pump (Part 2)

Mikuni Fuel Pump (Part 2)

In the December issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the more practical aspects of maintenance, troubleshooting, and failure modes of the pulse type fuel pums used ...
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Mikuni Fuel Pump (Part 1)

Mikuni Fuel Pump (Part 1)

In the November issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the theory and operation of the Mikuni pulse type fuel pumps used on the two-stroke engines. This ...
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Punch Testing Fabric (Video)

Punch Testing Fabric (Video)

In this video we show the results of a fabric punch test on a Rans S-12 Dacron sailcloth covered aircraft. We talk about the proper method for testing the fabric ...
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Iolani School Builds The EMG-6

Iolani School Builds The EMG-6

 In Honolulu Hawaii there is a very special school. Iolani high school is obviously a very special place. Instructor Martin Emde has engaged his students to start building the EMG-6 ...
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Pilots Seat Load Testing

Pilots Seat Load Testing

 In this video we go through the process of load testing the pilot seat. I created this video on the weekend without any staff to assist in the whole process ...
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November 2017 EMG-6 update

November 2017 EMG-6 update

Update Many of you have been becoming a little bit antsy about the fact that we haven’t posted anything new recently. To start with let me apologize for that. Several ...
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Electric Power and the Experimental Aircraft

Electric Power and the Experimental Aircraft

In the October issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we explore the realities of electric power in experimental aircraft and a vision for the future. “So what was it, ...
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Bending Aircraft Sheet Metal (Part 2)

Bending Aircraft Sheet Metal (Part 2)

We have been getting more and more interest in builders that wish to build their own aluminum sheet metal parts on the EMG-6. One of our core missions is to ...
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Bending Aircraft Sheet Metal (Part 1)

Bending Aircraft Sheet Metal (Part 1)

We have been getting more and more interest in builders that wish to build their own aluminum sheet metal parts on the EMG-6. One of our core missions is to ...
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Rules For Flying The EMG-6

Rules For Flying The EMG-6

Rules For Flying The EMG-6 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 ...
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Copy-Cad Electro-Plating for the Homebuilder

Copy-Cad Electro-Plating for the Homebuilder

September 2017, “Technically Speaking Article”, Sport Aviation Magazine September 2017 Advertisements Like this:Like Loading ...
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