Here’s an excellent video from the World Air Games in Turin, Italy showing a test flight flown by Space Shuttle astronaut (STS-75) Maurizo Cheli in the electrically powered SkySpark Single “Motor” Land aircraft (a lame attempt at aviation humor on py part). What makes this flight unique is that it has achieved an airspeed record of 155mph (250km/h) for an 8-minute long battery powered flight. The project plane, a Pioneer Alpi 300, is capable of 186 mph straight and level flight so expect to hear more record breaking flights.
The next meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will be Sunday June 14, 2009 at 2 PM. (Location Red Stewart Airfield) Bob Luken will continue his talk about the Stewart Finishing System. He is planning on having several practice panels with. His intent is to have on panel covered through primer and one panel with the fabric just glues and shrunk. Bob is also trying to get a plane owner who recently finished his aircraft with the Stewart System to bring his plane and offer insight on the Stewart System.
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Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter (EAA284) met at a new shop of one of our members today for our May meeting. We had a chance to both work on projects for our chapters ‘rentable kitchen’ and to learn a bit about welding. We enjoyed a beautiful day in Waynesville, Ohio while discussing the summer flying season (and events) in Dick Elliot’s new outbuilding. He has equipment that would be the envy of most experimental airplane builders and the skills to go along with them (lacking for yours truly).
The May meeting of EAA Chapter 284 will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Dick Elliot’s new workshop on South 4th Street in Waynseville Ohio. Besides working in grill stands for our kitchen equipment, we will be discussion chapter business issues such as Hanger Rent, Dayton Airshow support, Oshkosh/Airventure, Dayton Oshkosh Air-race and Young Eagles will also be discussed. (Directions below and info below)
Just a reminder athe EAA Chapter 48 will host its 53rd Funday Sunday Pancake breakfast and Fly In on Sunday May 3rd 8 AM – 2 PM at Moraine Airpark. Help support Chapter 48.