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"Trust the Tuck Method" Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article October 2015

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"Cotter Pins"  Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine "Technically Speaking" October 2015 Article Our monthly column in Sport Aviation/Experimenter  Magazine for the month of October was an article on Cotter pins

We discuss The "Tuck Method" of installing a Cotter pin
Trust The Tuck MethodCotter pins have been commonplace in aviation as far back as the Wright brothers. This also appears to have been the same time frame that the last update was made in regards to the subject of cotter pins. Even the * FAA advisory circular (AC) 43.13-1B is unchanged from its original version and dedicates only two paragraphs to the subject: “Cotter pins are used to secure such items as bolts, screws, pins, and shafts. Their use is favored because they can be removed and installed quickly. The diameter of the cotter pins selected for any application should be the largest size that will fit consistent with the diameter of the cotter pin hole and/or the slots in the nut. Cott…

EMG-6 "Shop Notes" October 2015

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October "Shop Notes" "EMG-6 Shop Notes" is a day-to-day accounting of what's going on in the shop with the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider.

October 11, 2015, Light Sport Repairman Maintenance ClassWe are now about halfway through the October light sport repairman maintenance class that we teach each year. These classes happen 3 to 4 times a year in Corning California and are the primary source of income that supplies the capital for developing the EMG-6 aircraft. And as such, for those of you that feel angst during the period of time where we hold the light sport repairman maintenance classes because of the lack of posts on the blog we seek your understanding.