activities by Sumner Printing including “Jet
A fuel tank” and Proposed Hangar Construction
“Taxilane and Drainage” project. – Jacobs Engineering
of final items from runway reconstruction
Summary of Wings & Wheels 2015
The full agenda
will be posted shortly. Both meetings
are open to the public.
Aircraft At Skyhaven ~ New
England Aerobatics Club will be holding a practice session at Skyhaven
September 5th with a rain date of Sunday,
should check notams for traffic pattern changes.
AOPA has a safety advisory that's called "Airspace For Everyone" and describes
the airspace as complex and convoluted, but with a
little study it can make sense. There seems to be
a rule out there that says to increase safety you need to increase complexity.
Enter ADS-B (an acronym for “Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast”)
out and in. As of 2020, any place you fly that requires a transponder
will require a device equiped with ADS-B out. But, there is more to the
complexity part. Here's a graphic of the ADS-B requirements. A new feature
added to maintain complexity is a special line at 10,000 feet. Wait there's
more. They also talk about two systems, UAT (Universal Access
Transceiver) or 1090ES as in "Extended Squitter."
Which system should you use? It sounds like the UAT system might be more
popular in single engine aircraft. The UAT system also has the options
of TIS/B AND FIS/B. However, Garmin is suggesting that you might want to
consider combining the benifits of having both 1090ES and UAT equipment...
what? Yes, you can buy a transponder that complies with current mode C
and mode S requirements along with some GPS capabilities in one box. Then,
you can get a UAT device that has all the bandwidth advantages for things
like TIS/B AND FIS/B options. And, all of this data will appear on your
new MFD, providing it is compatible with the ADS-B equipment. It might
be noted that a synonym for "convoluted" is "tortuous."
Fastest Lycoming I0-320
In The World? 8-30-15:
AOPA is calling the plane the "fastest
four cylinder airplane in the world." Students from the Universidade Federal
de Minas Gerais in Brazil, led by professor and raceplane designer Paulo
Iscold, claimed five world speed records with their new airplane, Anequim
with pilot Gunar Armin setting a top speed of 324 mph. The inside of the
cockpit looks about the size of a soapbox derby. So, if your BMI is in
the big boy range, you won't be piloting this plane soon. I haven't found
what the G limit is on that wing, but it looks awful thin. The
engine is said to be a super modified Lycoming IO-360 (used on Skyhawks)
that runs "quite a bit over the red line 2700 rpm," and produces 278 horsepower.
What did they do to soup up the engine to produce 278 hp from a 180 hp
engine? Another item they reference is a special propeller from Catto.
At first glance, the prop seems to maintain a sharp airfoil shape right
down to the hub as opposed to the rounding effect you normally see in a
Skyhawk. Iscold travels the world as race engineer for Paul Bonhomme’s
Red Bull Air Race team
1, 2 & 4 8-27-15:
magazine and other aviation editorials are talking about how Airbus
has committed into the development of the electric powered aircraft and
is working with some big names in the aircraft
industry to make it happen. They claim to be using the general aviation
aircraft industry as a platform for proving their design concepts with
the eventual idea of designing a commercial airplane powered by electric
ducted fans. The E-Fan 1 has been making appearances at airshows and airports
around the world. Now they are saying they will be building a factory in
France that will make the E-Fan 2 and 4, a two place and four place electric
powered plane. The electric motors developed by Siemens have a 5:1
power to weight ratio compared to a power to weight ratio of 2:1 used in
electric cars. The E-Fan 4 will carry a bunch of lithium ion batteries
that will give it about one hour of flight. They also talk about carrying
a 200 horsepower diesel burning jet fuel engine that will drive a generator
that will supply power for the electric motors and recharge the batteries.
(Isn't that how they powered diesel electric motors in submarines?) The
E-Fan 4 is expected to give similar price and performance to today's gasoline
piston planes (they reference a $400,000 Cessna Skyhawk) but would burn
25 to 50 percent less fuel. The first production E-Fan 2.0 is scheduled
to make its first flight in 2017. Both the 2.0 and 4.0 will have twin fans
and electric motors, T-tail, canopy and winglets. If you don't mind squeezing
into a small cockpit like some of the light sport aircraft you might like
like the E-fan 4.
Lightning From The ISS 8-20-15:
Living on the International Space Station has some unique views of the
earth that no one has ever seen before. A recent discovery by scientist
is a phenomena called "sprites." Apparently, with severe lightning storms,
when a bolt of lightning flashes it not only sends a bolt of light to the
ground, but it also sends electrically charged particles into the ionosphere
called sprites. Below is a picture taken from the ISS of a sprite over
northern Mexico. The green ban is charged oxygen particles in the ionosphere
about 80 miles up. The ISS is 249 miles up and traveling around 17,000
mph. Talk about a Kodak moment...
P2010 Will Blow You Away? 8-18-15:
AOPA magazine features a Tecnam P2010 on the front cover that seems
to be targeting the world of Skyhawk pilots. Did they really bring the old
Skyhawk design out
of the 20th century and into the future with modern updates that makes
it leave the Skyhawk in the dust? It seems some people are saying yes,
and others are saying maybe. Some say it looks like a Cessna Cardinal with
a make-over. One thing for certain, the rear access door seems to truly
say, "I'm a four place airplane." It cruises 9 knots faster than a Skyhawk,
the cabin is 5 inches wider, and it has a rear door, and similar to the
Cardinal, it has a larger front door so you can get your feet in and out
without doing yoga contortions.
But, what about the Flight
Design C4? Not
only does it have a door on the right
side of the rear seat, but it has a two piece front and rear door on the
left side that when opened together creates one large opening that definitely
has a wow factor. It also cruises at 155 knots along with its cantilevered
no strut wing! Price wise, the P2010 claims to be less than a Skyhawk,
but you're still basically in the 1/4 million dollar market. That's probably
why a lot of flight schools are using 1970 and 1980 vintage hawks with
old gps receivers that have postage stamp size coarse pixel green screens.
Some people don't think these new Skyhawk look-alikes are going to fill
the gap. In comes Sporty's 172LITE with their version of a 2 seat
trainer where you don't have to worry about not being able to fill the
fuel tanks because you'll be over gross weight.
In August 8-12-15:
Going on a VFR cross country at this time of the year is great especially
if you have a
destination that includes some activities like site seen or maybe attend
a show. How about taking some friends for a ride and flying up to northern
Vermont. Crossing the western part of the White Mountains can offer a great
variety of sights from the lakes region to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,802-foot-high
mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of
Benton, New Hampshire.
225 Newsletter And Young Eagles Info 8-11-15:
Hello Everyone, Here’s the August issue of our chapter newsletter, Enjoy.
Subject: YOUNGEAGLES@SANFORDAUG29. Greeting EAA’s and friends. We
are planning our last Young Eagles event of this year at Sanford Saturday
August 29 2015. The past events at Sanford and Rochester were a huge success,
thanks to everybody help. I would like to continue this trend. Pilots,
if you would like to fly please let me know. We are looking for the all
important ground support for set up and food prep and sales, if you can,
help please do. I will be emailing set up times and reminders as the event
get closer. So far this year we have flown over 200 young eagles( I have
lost count ) I have attach a poster and a information flyer please feel
free to past along and or post. Thank you all, Steve.
Aircraft At Skyhaven ~ 8-6-15: New
England Aerobatics Club will be holding a practice session at Skyhaven
on Saturday, September 5th with a rain date of Sunday September 6th.
Having the airport next to the highway gives people a chance to take advantage
of seeing special aircraft gathered at the airport for various activities.
Once in a while you might get a free show just by watching the local club
practice their skills. Click on the black Pitts icon and see some pictures
sent in by Peter Bruckner.
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