Experimenter

MAY 2015

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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NEWS FROM HQ 6 Vol.4 No.5 / May 2015 Photography by Jason Toney APPLICATIONS TO ENTER the 18th annual AirVenture Cup Race are now available online. The race is scheduled for Sunday, July 19, with the starting line in Mount Vernon, Illinois, and the fi nish line in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pilots interested in participating in this year's event are encouraged to apply as soon as possible at www.AirVentureCupRace.com . Pre-race activities at Mount Vernon Outland Airport include media day on Friday and an airport open house and EAA Young Eagles rally on Saturday. The race will launch at 9:30 a.m. Central time Sunday. Since this is a timed race, participants compete against the clock divided into categories based on their certifi cation, landing gear confi guration, and engine size. Each class has fi rst-, second-, and third-place awards. All event activities are subject to the weather. EAA AirVenture Cup Race 2015 WOULD-BE AIRCRAFT BUILDERS can get the best of both worlds at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year as three two-day SportAir Workshops are scheduled during the week. Electrical Systems & Avionics and Van's RV Assembly will both be held Sunday and Monday, July 19-20, while the RV course will be repeated Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21-22. Workshops run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held in Paul's Aeroplane Factory located adja- cent to Camp Scholler. The RV Assembly course teaches the skills necessary to build the popular Van's RV series of kit aircraft. The main portion of the workshop is hands-on learning of the techniques necessary to assemble the airplane. Electrical Systems & Avionics in- volves antenna mounting, coax cable installation, wiring of radio systems, soldering and crimping components, alternator and electrical system require- ments, installation of electrical systems, and more. EAA SportAir Workshops are proudly sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company. Sign up today at www.EAA.org/SportAir . SportAir Workshops Return to AirVenture EAA'S PIONEER AIRPORT will be transformed into a fun fl y zone on Saturday, June 20, as up to two dozen ultralights and light aircraft fl y to the grass airstrip for EAA Ultralight Day 2015. Members of EAA Ultralight Chapters 1 (Southern Wisconsin), 75 (North Central Wisconsin), and 1331 (Cen- tral Wisconsin) will fl y their ultralights and lightplanes to EAA's Pioneer Airport to show the public what fun fl ying is all about. Two group arrivals will take place between 9 and 10 a.m., with each chapter led by a designated fl ight leader. At about 1 p.m., pilots will conduct several profi ciency events like accuracy landing, torpedo runs, and bean bag drops. Those scoring in the top three of each event will receive a special plaque. Admission to Pioneer Airport is included with regu- lar museum admission. As always, there is no charge for EAA members. EAA Ultralight Day Is June 20 Photography courtesy of Moving Target Photography - Geoff Sobering

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