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Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Bristell B8 High-Wing Prototype Makes First Flight

Forty Minute First Flight Goes Well, Test Program Underway

Earlier this year, a few players in the LSA/Affordable Flyer segment made announcements that their mostly low-wing configured airframes were soon to be joined by a high-wing version -- which got a lot of attention from those who love that configuration... and first to the skies is the curvy Bristell B8. BRM's Martin Bristela reported that... "Today BRM Aero has made (the) next step in its history. On 9th July 2020 at 13zulu company test pilot Mirek Rakusan made the first flight with the B8 all metal high wing."

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Thu, Jul 09, 2020

CubCrafters' NXCub To Be Offered with 3-blade Pathfinder

Trailblazer Prop Will Be Standard Equipment

CubCrafters has chosen two of Hartzell Propeller's next generation carbon fiber structural composite propellers as the sole options for the airplane manufacturer's new nosewheel NXCub, which is headed to certification and production. "The Hartzell team is very pleased to continue our excellent and longstanding relationship with CubCrafters," said Hartzell Propeller President JJ Frigge. "The new NXCub has the opportunity of opening up backcountry flying to a much broader portion of the pilot population, and we are privileged to take part." Hartzell's carbon fiber composite two-blade Trailblazer prop will be standard equipment on the NXCub. Hartzell's newly certified three-blade Pathfinder propeller will be available as an option.

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Thu, Jul 09, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA28

Engine Seemed To Lose Power Without Any Associated Indication, Vibration, Or Abnormal Noise

On July 1, 2020, about 1930 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140 airplane, N6530W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Bridgeport, Texas. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that after takeoff, about 150 ft. above ground level, the engine seemed to lose power without any associated indication, vibration, or abnormal noise. His attempts to determine the cause of the problem and restore engine power were not successful. He executed a forced landing "to a field of medium-maturity mesquite trees"that resulted in substantial damage to the left wing.

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Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Hartzell Engine Technologies Will Provide New CAT Starter Adapters

HET Is The Exclusive Manufacturer Of Starter Adapters For All New, Rebuilt, And Overhauled Continental Engines

Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) have announced that the company had begun a supplier partnership with Continental Aerospace Technologies to manufacture a line of starter adapters for current and legacy-series Continental piston aircraft engines. “As part of the new agreement, we have been working closely with Continental to complete an engineering transition of the current units,” Keith Bagley, President, Hartzell Engine Technologies said. “We have also completed the transition of production tooling and manufacturing to our facility here in Montgomery.”

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Tue, Jul 07, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA32R

Non-Certificated Pilot Attempting To Use A Private Airstrip at 0200

On June 27, 2020, about 0153 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32R airplane, N315AM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident at a private airstrip near Zavalla, Texas. The non-certificated pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to air traffic control information, the airplane departed David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH), Spring Texas, at 0023 and arrived overhead the airstrip at 0059. During the next 54 minutes, the airplane maneuvered near the airstrip between 350 and 1,300 ft above ground level (agl), with a groundspeed ranging from 65 to 143 knots. The airplane was last recorded at 350 ft agl and 94 knots ground speed.

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