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EMG-6 "Shop Notes" January 2016

January"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.Hello January 29, 2016 Upgrade to the EMG-6 Blog We have just recently added the capability to be able to automatically convert email responses into blog posts. This will greatly enhance the transmission of information as we regularly get the exact same questions asked over and over again.  In addition we have added a tab called Q&A at the top of the blog for easy access to all of the future posts related to questions asked by the general public and customers.
Link to Q&A Page
January 27, 2016 Aircraft Spruce Now Stocking the EMG-6 Streamlined Struts
Aircraft spruce is now stocking the streamlined struts used On the EMG-6. Although aircraft spruce will be our only outside supplier for the streamlined strut material, You can still purchase the streamlined strut directly from us if you are an aircraft builder and have a ser…

Re: information (ITALY)

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:04 PM,  Francesco  wrote:

Good Morning, what is the cost of a basic kit of your ep motoglider?

is it possible to buy from Italy and have it shipped?

thank you in advance best regards
Francesco Francesco,
Thank you for your inquiry about our EMG-6. Let me summarize the current status of our production and kit availability.
Currently there are only 11 aircraft that are flying or in production. The first prototype which you've likely seen many videos and information about which has flown with an electric power plant and is now currently flying with a two-stroke Polini 250 motor, the second prototype which is the higher performance (LD) version of the aircraft which is nearing completion. And the third prototype which is currently being used in the development of the builder video series and the development of building manuals and instructions.

Re: EMG-6 and Polini Engine

Good Morning Mr. Carpenter:
Wow!  Very excited about the EMG-6.  Your attention to detail has impressed me in a big way!  Two quick questions if I may.  What caused the electric engine failure in the video??  I too am more than a little concerned about RC electric motor durability.  Yuneec Corp. seems to have a handle on their motors, have you considered them?  I am waiting to see the final configuration for the Zigalo and Aeromarine as well.  I have to admit though that your airframe looks rock solid relative to the Zigalo.
 I have never trusted two-stroke engines.  So much so that it has prevented me from building and flying ultralights for the last 20 years!  I have great faith in electric    motor technology, but it is still evolving.  I have heard a lot of good things about the Polini Thor 250, and you seem to like it as well.  Do you think this engine is a viable  option?  So many companies have attempted to produce a reliable/durable two-stroke and it just has not happened!  
  I h…

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"The Art of the Wire" Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article December 2015

"Safety Wire"  Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine "Technically Speaking" December 2015 Article Our monthly column in Sport Aviation/Experimenter  Magazine for the month of December was an article on Safety Wire

We discuss the nuances of safety wiring.

If you're not a member of EAA "you should be".

The magazine alone is well worth the annual membership fee.

Link to EAA 

 The Art of the Wire Although the practice of safety wire itself is not particularly difficult, the chasm between casual practice and precision execution could easily fit a Boeing 747. Even the participants in our repairman workshops with aviation backgrounds often require many hours practice to master the basic do’s and don’ts of safety wire. And practice, practice, practice is the only solution for developing efficiency and that “attention to detail” type of craftsmanship which is essential in an award-winning aircraft. Even if you’re not looking to win the “Lindy” award, details l…

Vacation "Ship Building Contest"

The ongoing joke around the shop is my abnormal aversion to going on vacation. Everyone who knows me, knows that I would much rather spend my time in the shop building and creating. I also have a tendency to work seven days a week throughout the entire year. And most days are 12 to 14 hours long. This is you might imagine can be rather difficult on a marriage.

As a compromise for putting up with my abnormal lifestyle Carol gets a vacation of her choice anywhere in the world for 2 to 3 weeks once every 12 to 14 months. And the best part for her, is that I pretend as convincingly as possible that I'm having a great time every year. This year's vacation was a cruise from Buenos Aires Argentina around Cape Horn to Santiago Chile. This is the first year that we have done a cruise where there has been days at sea. Normally Carol likes to be in a different port every day. This is probably to keep my ADD at bay by having something for me to do. This year however …