Fly Like a Real Bird – The German SmartBird

Posted on Aug 05 2011 | No Comments
Fly Like a Real Bird – The German SmartBird http://www.ted.com Plenty of robots can fly — but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping... Read More »

Safer skies – MIT Algorithm

Posted on Aug 04 2011 | No Comments
Safer skies – MIT Algorithm A new algorithm could help prevent midair collisions, which involve 10 to 12 small aircraft every year. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated that by 2020, all commercial aircraft —... Read More »

FLS Microjet FLIGHT TESTS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

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 »

Drivers Needed at Camarillo Air Show

Posted on Jul 22 2011 | No Comments
Drivers Needed at Camarillo Air Show The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show needs a couple of drivers with a Class A or B license.   If you have one or can recruit someone who has one, please volunteer to give a hand.  This is a great job because you get to work... Read More »

Volunteer at Wings Over Camarillo

Posted on Jul 19 2011 | No Comments
Volunteer at Wings Over Camarillo Here’s an opportunity for the Chapter to make some money! Volunteer to work at the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow August 20 and/or 21st.  They need helpers at the gates, setting up, cleaning up, runners, etc. both days.... Read More »

New Video by Chapter 40 Member Christian Stoehr

Posted on Jul 19 2011 | 4 Comments
New Video by Chapter 40 Member Christian Stoehr   Christian Stoehr has created an amazing video to help promote my EZ Flap product. Thanks to his generosity and world class talent, there’s now a high quality “commercial” promo video I can show at... Read More »

Cool Tool!

Posted on Jul 19 2011 | 1 Comment
Cool Tool! Cool Tool Tip! I picked up this tip from Vansairforce.net 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 Engine speech at EAA C...

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 »

WHAT’S UP? LOS ANGELES TERMINAL AREA CHART CHANGES

Posted on Jul 16 2011 | No Comments
WHAT’S UP? LOS ANGELES TERMINAL AREA CHART CHANGES The new edition of the Los Angeles Terminal Area Chart became effective June 30, 2011. On the chart legend, check changes: the symbol for TWEBS has been deleted. On the navigation side of the chart, check the changes: 1.... Read More »

News From the Electronic Frontier!

Posted on Jul 15 2011 | No Comments
News From the Electronic Frontier! Two enthusiastic Chapter 40 members, Christian and Clyde, have followed through on their offers to take some of the load off of the chapter’s long-suffering beast of burden webmaster John Jones. Clyde has established a... Read More »


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