Road testing the prototype CaraVella...

Posted on Mar 17 2012 | No Comments
Road testing the prototype CaraVellair, a roadable aircraft. Here is the video from our member Joe Caravella about  the Prototype CaraVellair as configured for the 45 mph test drive. You can read up more on his website at

Ligeti Stratos Design video

Posted on Oct 03 2011 | 1 Comment
Ligeti Stratos Design video Who remembers this design ? Check out our forum and join the discussion under “Design Group”, “What would happen when the CriCri and the Boomerang had a baby ?”  

4 Gram airplane with retracts

Posted on Sep 14 2011 | No Comments
4 Gram airplane with retracts For all you small airplane guys trying to fly efficient and dreaming about retractable gears . This new 4 gram indoor flier. For all the non metric guys, thats the same as “very super light :)”.  Custom servos... Read More »


Posted on Aug 04 2011 | No Comments
FLS Microjet FLIGHT TESTS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS The BD-Micro Technologies, Inc. (BMT) FLS Microjet completed Phase I flight testing on May 5th 2011. All performance expectations were either met or exceeded. Better known as the “James Bond jet”, the BD-5J for the first... Read More »

Cool Tool!

Posted on Jul 19 2011 | 1 Comment
Cool Tool! Cool Tool Tip! I picked up this tip from and I’m really impressed. These are measuring rules that make fast work on marking stuff for cutting and drilling. They have holes where the Sharpie can pass through... Read More »

Paul Lamar’s Wankel Rotary Eng...

Posted on Jul 17 2011 | 7 Comments
Paul Lamar’s Wankel Rotary Engine speech at EAA Chapter 40 For those of you who missed Paul Lamar’s talk about the Wankel Rotary engine, here is a video explaining it from his site, and a great article. Why the Rotary Engine ? One of the things that bothered me most about building... Read More »

Dream It, Build It, Fly It

Posted on Jul 16 2011 | 1 Comment
Dream It, Build It, Fly It Dream It, Build It, Fly It The world of homebuilt aircraft — officially known in the United States as Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft — has existed as long as powered flight.  One could say, in fact, that the Wright... Read More »

The Story of an FAA Approved Aircraf...

Posted on Jul 14 2009 | 1 Comment
Part 1: Of Enormity and Conformity Some of you may know that getting anything FAA approved can be a big job. Some of you know only that anything and everything in aviation is expensive and can’t figure out why. Well, your intrepid newsletter editor knows why, first hand. Several years ago, sitting in an older Cessna owned by a friend at Whiteman, I had an idea... Read More »