Tuesday, September 29, 2015

EMG-6 "Shop Notes" September 2015

September "Shop Notes"

"EMG-6 Shop Notes" is a day-to-day accounting of what's going on in the shop with the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider.

September 29, 2015 Finish Covering of the Left Wing

In this picture here we are starting on day two of the wing covering process.

The wing has set overnight and we can now start doing some of the finish tapes.

We should be able to finish up the left wing by this afternoon and get a start on the right wing.

During the construction process. We have been videotaping all of the process to produce a time lapse photography, video of the wing covering.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Twist Welding" Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article August 2015

"Twist Welding" 

Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine "Technically Speaking" August 2015 Article

Our monthly column in Sport Aviation/Experimenter  Magazine for the month of August was an article on Twist Welding cables.

This is technique that we developed over the years and have refined and now use on a regular basis. When working on aircraft with cables of any type.

Watch the Companion Video

Twist Weld (Cable End Treatment)


What is Twist Welding? “Twist Welding” is a process for treating the end of a cable to prevent it from unraveling. The idea was originally shared with us by one of our students. He had been in the
cable industry for nearly 30 years and had a more basic version of our technique, but didn’t have a name for it. We coined the term “Twist Welding” while developing and refining the technique.(Figure: 1)





Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Reno Air Races 2015

Reno Air Races 2015

We took a little time away from the Corning airport this week to attend the national championship air races at Reno, Nevada. I took over 2000 photographs and selected a few here that were worthy of looking at.





Tuesday, September 15, 2015

EMG-6-250 Fun Flying September 2015 (Video)






Our First flight after returning from the Oshkosh AirVenture 2015 Airshow. After reassembly and a good pre-flight we are back in the air. In this video we decided to get some video from a little different perspective.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wing Rib Attach Fitting Manufacturing (video)






In this "How it's Made" episode of Building the EMG-6 we see how the Wing Rib Attach Fittings are manufactured.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wing Rib Manufacturing (video)





In this video we go from start to finish with the manufacturer of the wing ribs. We show several methods by which you can make your own rib  bending fixtures.