I don’t know how we got late fall weather like this, but it has been fantastic. Today was another one of those beautiful days for flying. So I took 14J out and we got two hours of quality time together. We are still working on breaking in the engine, so it is high power, andContinue reading “Beautiful day for flying”
Went back to work yesterday, and wouldn’t you know it, a long Minneapolis overnight. So don’t mind if I do… Made a test flight today. We are still working on breaking the engine in, so more running around at 75% power. While I was doing that, I decided to see how the autopilot works. WhenContinue reading “Back to work”
I would be remis not to share here. On flight number 3 which happened yesterday, I got the cops called on me. Seems as though someone thought I was a drone. The cops called the tower and they told them I was nothing to worry about, and that’s as far as it got. I thinkContinue reading “I almost forgot”
Today was another beautiful day here and we have some flight testing to do. Since we really need to focus on getting the engine broken in, which requires high power settings (70-80%), we opened up the speed envelope today. The main concern when increasing speed is ensuring we have a flutter margin. If your notContinue reading “Test Flights 03 & 04”
Today was the day for me that builders dream about from the very first time they write the check for the plans, kit, or first parts. Heck, they dream about this day since before they can afford that and before they believe that they too can do it. I know I did. Today, a day 8Continue reading “She Flys”
Today was one of the big days in building an airplane. Ok… Huge days. We had the DAR (FAA representative) inspection of the airplane. It is one of those days that is the culmination of years of hard work and effort from a pretty long list of people. I have a ton of people toContinue reading “It’s officially an airplane”
For the first time , the Garaggio Ez taxied yesterday. Here is a short video. Of course we have been hard at work on things and I owe you updates. Here is one. Making vortilons.
There was a ton of stuff that got done during a period where I didn’t have the time or energy to blog. But here are some photos from about 40 days ago to today to catch up on some details that haven’t gotten recorded. The text will be minimal, but photos can show the majorityContinue reading “I owe a catch up blog post”
A huge thanks to Kevin, Heath, Chris, JoeF, and Greg. With their help, we got the wings bolted on and torqued, the canard mounted and all of the flight controls Re-hooked up. I think she looks quite at home with her hangar mates.
The airport. Only enough time to do a little bit. Got the seams of the aluminum heat barrier sealed with RTV. And got the “EXPERIMENTAL” placard installed.