Lightplane Fly-Out in Idaho
An informal group of Flight Design CTSW light-sport
aircraft (LSA) owners will hold a group fly-in at McCall, Idaho, over the weekend of July 9-12. Anyone
with a small plane is invited. Planned activities include flights from McCall to Nampa, Idaho, then on to
Ontario, Oregon, with museum tours and a cruise on
Payette Lake. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Midwest LSA Expo Coming in October
The inaugural Midwest LSA Expo is scheduled for October 1-3, 2009, at Mount Vernon Airport (MVN), Mount
Vernon, Illinois. Midwest LSA Expo Inc. created the
event to educate aviators about all facets related to the
LSA industry. For more information, or to reserve exhibitor space, call 618-242-7016 or e-mail ManagerMVAA@
mvn.net. You can also visit the event’s website at www.
LEAF Offers Engine Trade-In Program
Leading Edge Air Foils LLC has a new trade-in program for owners of Rotax two- and four-stroke engines.
The program will run through May 31, 2009. Trade in
your old four-stroke aircraft engine and receive $3,000
toward a new Rotax 912, 912 ULS, or 914 UL engine.
Trade in your old two-stroke aircraft engine and receive
$750 toward a new 447, 503, or 582 Rotax engine. Some
limitations apply; contact Brian at 800-532-3462 for details or visit www.LeadingEdgeAirfoils.com.
Bully Hawk News
Bully Hawk Aero Performance has developed a turbo
conversion kit that can turn an 80-hp Rotax 912 series
engine into a turbocharged equivalent of the Rotax 914.
The company has also released its Soft Start option for
912S operators that reduces engine start kickback. In
addition, Bully Hawk now offers a 40-amp external alternator for all Rotax 912 and 914 models, for those
who need additional power to run avionics and radios.
Learn more at www.BullyHawk.ca.
Joggle-360 Fabrication Tool
Noah Industries has introduced the Joggle-360 into its
lineup of innovative metal aircraft fabrication tools. The
Joggle-360 will joggle round openings for inspection
plates with joggle widths up to 0.562 inch and straight
joggle offsets up to 0.625 inch. The tool features hardened
steel rollers that form the joggle while gliding around
the opening or along the edge by ball bearings that
eccentrically adjust for joggle width. For more information,
visit www.NoahCorp.com or call 321-255-2775.
NTSB Preliminary Report:
Sebring Remos Crash
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on the January 25 crash
of a Remos GX aircraft at Sebring, Florida. In its
findings, the NTSB established control continuity to the
rudder, elevator, and right wing; however, “control continuity could not be established to the left aileron.”
The left wing had been folded the night before the flight
and was extended just prior to takeoff. It appears that the
left aileron quick fastener was not secured during takeoff.
Following the initial investigation, Remos Aircraft issued
a mandatory safety directive on January 31, titled Inspection of Quick Fasteners on Control System. The document
was distributed to all Remos owners. The safety directive
contains illustrated directions for the proper method of securing the aileron controls when extending the wings.
Learn more at www.Remos.com.
Hartzell Props for Van’s RV
Van’s Aircraft is now offering Hartzell Propeller’s new
ASC-II “advanced composite” constant-speed propellers for application on its current line. Van’s RV models powered by Lycoming 360 engines will accept the new
Hartzell two-blade ASC-II composite props, while the RV- 10
with Lycoming 540 powerplants can use the new three-blade
composite propeller. Learn more at www.HartzellProp.com.