December 2013

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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F li g h t lin e Machined Tail Wheel Assembly Now Standard in Sonex Kits Sonex Aircraft is now including its new 4-inch machined tail wheel assembly, with wheel, as standard equipment in all new standard-gear-configured aircraft kits. Sonex reports that the machined tail wheel assemblies, valued at $175, offer improved durability and ground clearance versus the standard welded tail wheel caster assemblies, especially on grass run- ways, the company stated. Built from machined and black-anodized billet aluminum with a zinc-plated steel steering arm, the assembly provides an additional inch of ground clearance. An upgrade to the 6-inch machined tail wheel assembly with wheel is a $100 option. Learn more at www.SonexAircraft.com. Beringer Offers Discount to EAA Chapter Members Beringer Wheels & Brakes is offering discounts to Van's RV builders who are also members of an EAA chapter. Starting now, the first RV builder in each chapter to order a complete "Basic Kit" for his or her Van's RV will receive 30 percent off the catalog price. The Basic Kit includes two sets of master cylinders; brake fluid reservoirs, stainless-steel lines and fittings, Beringer's trademark red anodized main wheels, finned-caliper highenergy brakes, mounted and leaktested tubeless tires, bolt-on axles, and even the patented hydraulic ALIR anti-skid system. This makes for a great Christmas present or winter project! or call 708-667 7891. Contact Beringer Aero USA in Chicago directly via e-mail at us.sales@beringer-aero-usa.com First Flight for Britain's e-Go A new single-place European canard airplane called the e-Go made its first flight in late October in Norfolk, United Kingdom. The e-Go was designed to fill the gap between a microlight and a light aircraft, and it's the realization of a design that creator Giotto Castelli has been working on for the past decade. "I believe the canard design can offer great maneuverability and efficient aerodynamics," Castelli said. "The e-Go adds to that an impressive field of view and a very compact airframe with simple lines, which the air likes as much as the eye does. This also allows the weight to be kept to an absolute minimum." 8 Vol.2 No.12 / December 2013 The aerodynamic podlike aircraft derives power from a state-of-the-art Wankel rotary engine, with electronic control unit and fuel injection producing speeds up to 110 mph. e-Go comes with a full-glass cockpit, integrated heating, ventilation and de-misting system, and integrated flight simulation system. The e-Go is currently priced at around $80,000. "The aircraft embodies many novel features and benefits from the aviation authority in the U.K. relaxing its regulation on very light aircraft," said Malcolm Bird, e-Go executive chairman. "This has allowed e-Go aeroplanes to develop a completely new aircraft in a short time and with the minimum of red tape. It is good to be involved in the revival of a British aviation industry." The company expects first deliveries in 2015. For more information, visit www.e-GoAeroplanes.com.

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