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Sterna Propeller

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3 Bladed Sterna Propeller

July 19, 2016   We Receive The 3 Bladed Sterna Propeller We received one of the propellers that we will be testing on the R and D motor. We have had extensive consultation with Sterna propellers about the propeller that would work the best on the EMG-6 with the 20 hp electric motor. We have selected a propeller blade section that will optimize the performance at a very specific profile. Mainly the ability to operate in a cruise configuration at 45 mph.  We currently have 2 other propellers that are designed for the same motor that we will be testing as well. as we develop data once we begin the flight test program will use this page to accumulate information about this propeller. If the propeller works as expected we plan to offer this as one of the primary propellers for use on the EMG-6. We also plan to become an OEM dealer for the propeller and have them in stock or customers of the EMG-6. We are also working with Sterna for a propeller to be used on the …

EMG-6 "Shop Notes" July 2016

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"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.


July 19, 2016 Display Boards Before every show we have to work on the advertising, brochures, and display boards to demonstrate some of the different capabilities and construction methods that we use. This year we have added to the display boards a 3-D printed parts board that shows some of the different components that are used both to manufacture the EMG-6 as well as components that are used directly on the aircraft. In addition after the show is over we have to stay a few days extra and do the "Homebuilder Hints" videos for EAA. This year They have requested that we do some videos on both the 3-D printing process as well is the Solid Works software.





EMG-6 Prototype #2 Test Flights Day 2 (Video)

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EMG-6 Prototype #2 finishes certification on Thursday, we conduct 12 test flights on Friday, and aircraft is being disassembled on Saturday for the trip to EAA Air Venture 2016 in Oshkosh Wisconsin. This video is a compilation of the flights that occurred on Friday July 15, 2016

First Test Flight of EMG-6 (Prototype #2) Video

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Raw video of the first test flight on Prototype #2.  About 650 foot altitude on the tow. Just at sunset no lift left at all.  Aircraft handled well. Very Smooth, Stable and controllable.