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'N FUN LAUNCHES THE FLIGHT SEASON
After record mild winters
in much of the U.S., celebrating the arrival of Spring may seem
anticlimactic, but springtime in Lakeland, Fla., still has it
attractions -- jasmine in bloom, calm blue skies, and thousands of
airplanes en route to Sun 'n Fun. The weather outlook for this year's
show is looking very promising, especially compared to last year, when
torrential rains were followed by a destructive tornado. On Monday, the
parking and camping areas all were manicured and ready, with no mud to
be seen, and sunny, relatively calm weather was forecast through at
least the next few days. More...
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RIDDLE TO OFFER LSA AUDITS
Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University and the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association are moving
forward with a plan for ERAU to provide audits to LSA manufacturers,
LAMA and ERAU said this week. The audits, which previously were provided
by LAMA, are meant to ensure buyers that an independent party has
checked to ensure that the manufacturer is following ASTM standards in
production. Dan Johnson, president of LAMA, told AVweb the idea
took root when LAMA worked with staff and students from the school on
the Green Flight Challenge last year. "We found out that they were
interested in taking this on, so we started discussions and have been
figuring out how to make it work," he said. More...
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A New Day at Bendix/King by
has established new business operations in
Albuquerque, NM. Soon, we'll have an all-new product line. We have
renewed our brand and our promise to design, build and
support the best-performing, most innovative and cost-effective avionics
products available for general aviation. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun hangar
B, booth 80.
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dual redundant backup batteries and dual HSIs are just a few of the many
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|Meanwhile, Quest Teams with Northrop Grumman||back to
TEAMS WITH NORTHROP GRUMMAN FOR KODIAK SPECIAL MISSIONS
Aircraft is now working on developing "special mission" capabilities for
its rugged Kodiak STOL turboprop in partnership with Northrop Grumman,
the companies have announced. Under the new agreement, the two companies
will work together to develop technology to use the Kodiak as a platform
for new purposes such as aerial intelligence, aerial observation, law
enforcement, search and rescue, and aero-medical transport. "We believe
that once integrated, this platform will be a real game-changer for
intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities for state,
civil and international agencies as well as for special operations
forces," said Bob Gamache, of Northrop Grumman Technical Services.
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THERE ROOM FOR A 240-HP TURBINE?
A Florida-based company
Turbine Solutions thinks so. Here at Sun 'n Fun it's showing a nice
little 241-HP turbine that weighs about 125 pounds, less accessories. In
this video, Diemech president Christian Skoppe told AVweb that
it's made an agreement with the Czech-based PBS to eventually certify
the TP 100 engine, which will be available in both turboprop and
turboshaft versions. The market thrust, says Skoppe, isn't so much speed
as it is fuel availability, a story we're hearing more and more from the
international market. With avgas under threat of exstinction, more OEMs
and buyers are looking toward heavy fuel solutions, either Jet A or
low-sulphur diesel fuels. The TP 100 springs from a small turbojet
engine PBS made for the drone market, but the company also has
experience in the manufacture of APUs. More...
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|Checking in on the American Legend O-233 Cub||back to
LEGEND'S 0-233 CUB MOVING ALONG
AVweb got a close look
at American Legend's Lycoming-powered Super Legend but, alas, not at Sun
'n Fun. Legend's Dave Graham told us testing delays kept the company
from bringing the airplane to Lakeland. But in this detailed video,
which AVweb shot at Legend's home field in Sulphur Springs,
Texas, you can get a look at some of the airplane's features. To keep
the airframe light, Legend has used quite a bit of carbon fiber
throughout the airframe, including the cabin detailing and the cowlings.
It has new, balanced tail feathers and, like the Super Cub that inspired
it, it has a wider cabin than the original J-3 and flaps. With the
115-HP engines, says Graham, the Super Legend has the same power to
weight ratio as a Super Cub so we would expect similar performance.
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