Showing posts from December, 2016

EMG-6 "Shop Notes" December 2016

"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.

December 12, 2016 Ben, One of the new builders, came by the shop today to share a couple of new motors that he is going to be experimenting with. We will post more information about them as he shares it with us.

18 KW spinning a 34x 14 propeller

Tube Cutting Templates Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article November 2016

Tube Cutting Templates The classic 4130 chromoly steel welded structure has always been one of the most common building mediums to work with on experimental aircraft. This type of construction lends itself to a multitude of different types of applications and renders one of the highest strength to weight ratio manufacturing techniques, especially when it comes to fuselage assemblies. The welding of steel tube assemblies is a process that can be readily learned by just about anyone. And with current welding technologies like the TIG (tungsten inert gas) welder now coming down in price and becoming readily available to the average builder, precision welded aircraft subassemblies are no longer relegated to the professionals. (Figure: 1) Although this article is not a treatise on welding techniques, it is the primary answer to “How do I become a good welder?”

Becoming a good welder requires that you learn the principles of welding. Our recommendation, especially if you’re brand new to we…