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EMG-6 "Shop Notes" May 2017

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"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.


May 23, 2017
We have been working diligently on the landing gear system. We are narrowing in on the finalization of most of the drawings. After finalizing the drawings each component has to be built to the specifications on the drawings, assembled, and then test fit on the aircraft. If there are any glitches in the system we go back and remake the drawings and start the process over again. The last couple of days we been working on the shock strut assembly.



The 3D model version of the landing gear using the Azusa lite wheels. On prototype #3 we will be installing the Hagar wheels adapted to our bicycle break installation that we have designed and manufacture.

Getting Started

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How to Get Started Building the EMG-6      Updated May 20, 2017 1  Follow the Project Progress Blog (Shop Notes) The "Shop Notes" blog follows the progress as we design, build, and fly the EMG-6. This progress blog contains most of the up-to-date information about what is happening within the company and the project. 
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May 2017 Light Sport Repairman Maintenance Class

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Class Photo Album May 2017  Light Sport Repairman Maintenance (LSRM) Class

Bending Sheet Metal (Part 1) Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article April 2017

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Bending Sheet Metal (Part 1)
We are often surprised by the number of aircraft builders who seem to be intimidated by the process of calculating bend allowance, setback, and simply creating a flat layout for bending a simple part. In this article we are going to back up a bit, and provide some of the theory necessary to understanding how we go about the process of converting a flat piece of sheet metal into a complex sheet metal component. Learning to accurately layout and bend sheet-metal is a very useful exercise. Once you have mastered the process, you will find that it not only saves a great deal of time, but also can save you a great deal of wasted material.
To start with, let’s examine some of the properties of aluminum sheet metal used in aircraft. The two most common alloys of aluminum used in the experimental aircraft world are, 6061 T6, and 2024 T-3. 6061 is one of the least expensive and most versatile of the heat-treatable aluminum alloys. 6061 T6 has a tensile strength of…