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October 18, 2018

So In building and working on planes the customers have very different opinions on what they want in the dash. I was always a "steam" gauge type of pilot, mostly because I started that way long ago and we as humans do not like change. However I also like tapping on thi...

May 19, 2018

So a story was shared with us recently and really put in perspective the capabilities of the aircraft we make and fly.

This is one of two Buccaneer's flown from Florida to Columbia several years ago.  Both had been modified to carry extra fuel and supplies.  There is ev...

September 20, 2017

So the "Blades" of a propeller are more related to a blunt non heat treated whirly-twirly than an actual Blade. Given this; when the propeller blade comes in contact with flying "stuff" it is susceptible to breaking or falling apart. In this case (especially because th...

August 10, 2017

We were recently told that it was not a good Idea to post about defects to our brand. Although in sales this may hold true. Aviation is a hobby that deals in life and death, we feel safety is of the utmost importance. We have come across a crack in an Aventura UL tail...

May 26, 2017

Often as pilots we try to check everything in order to fly with the least amount of surprises. In the video below you will see a rare condition where some of the hardware on control surfaces that move become elongated. The reasons for it being rare is the elevators in...

May 14, 2017

Based on feedback we have provided a video to show the clear coat process. After the sails are heat shrunk; you will apply 4 coats of clear. The first coat is designed to provide a base for the rest of the coats to build on. This way the fabric does not absorb all of t...

May 5, 2017

Hardware can be tricky to inspect, some have cotter pins others are torqued, some are easily visible others are deep inside some crevice. However all serve a purpose and if some fail in flight it can have devastating consequences. 

Below is a picture of a bolt that was...

May 2, 2017

The sails can be used as is,  However we highly advise against it in order to protect them from dirt and possibly a little UV, we sprayed them with clear polyurethane. This particular paint is PPG DU-1000.

When doing the clear coat use a HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)...

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