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TWO WINGS !

TWO WINGS !

They are the ones which allow flight, 2 principles combine to explain how lift is created in order to defeat gravity and allow the magic of flight : Bernoulli principle states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in static...

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EXTENDED RANGE

EXTENDED RANGE

During our 2010 round the world flight our CTLS were capable of staying airborne for 22 hours and travel 1/10th of Earth circumference in one leap ! Extended Range, the goal of this “project within the project” is to double the range of our RV-10 and...

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SPARS, RIBS AND SKINS

SPARS, RIBS AND SKINS

May 2019, The wing construction has started ! Few hours after opening the crates we were already at work. The knowledge gained while building the empennage greatly help the understanding and allow us to be rapidly to the heart of the matter. We start with the main...

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AN EMPENNAGE !

AN EMPENNAGE !

7 May 2019 the empennage is completed ! The empennage is a series of fix and moveable surfaces ensuring aircraft stability and maneuvering in pitch and yaw. The tail cone also part of the first kit is completed as well. Oh Happiness, after months of building, to...

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MODUS OPERANDI

MODUS OPERANDI

Or explanations on the methods and technique used to build a kit plane… The plans are the live wire of the built, it’s a real pleasure to work with them, all steps are very detailed, you just have to follow through, page after page, like reading a good...

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1286 RIVETS

1286 RIVETS

Rivet : a headed pin or bolt of metal used for uniting two or more pieces by passing the shank through a hole in each piece and then beating or pressing down the plain end so as to make a second head. 1284, 1285, 1286 rivets ! Just to assemble the horizontal...

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