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Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.25.17)

“Like Sun Flyer 2, Sun Flyer 4 will run completely on batteries. As a result, the four-seat airplane will have operating costs five times lower than costs associated with similar combustion-engine aircraft.” Source: George Bye, introducing the Sun Flyer 4 at AirVenture Sunday.

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Tue, Jul 25, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.17): Pilot Briefing

A service provided by the FSS to assist pilots in flight planning. Briefing items may include weather information, NOTAMS, military activities, flow control information, and other items as requested.

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Tue, Jul 25, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.17)

FAA Experimental Aircraft A special airworthiness certificate in the experimental category is issued to operate an aircraft that does not have a type certificate or does not conform to its type certificate and is in a condition for safe operation.

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airborne 07.24.17: Pelton Opens OSH17!, Zenith/UnPanel, Hartzell/Raisbeck

Also: Stratos Shows At OSH17, Redbird GIFT, SunFlyer 4, ONE Aviation Update, Pelton Intvw Part 1

Avilution this morning debuted its Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display in the first Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft. Leveraging its eXtensible Flight System (XFS), Avilution’s Unpanel provides a flight deck specifically tailored for VFR pilots flying light experimental aircraft. As its name implies, the Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display replaces the traditional collection of instruments, controls and small, eye straining displays with 17” of easy-to-read intuitive interface tailored to the VFR pilot, while integrating an FMS, moving map, integrated audio controls, and much more – including supporting the federal mandate for ADS-B In and Out. Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are collaborating on new structural composite swept blade props for the Beechcraf

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17: Moon Express, DJI Drone Hacks, Airdog Sports-Drone

Also: Ride Sharing, Indago UAS, S Korean Tiltrotor UAV, Drone Simulators, Airborne-Unmanned

This is SERIOUS Unmanned Vehicle technology! Moon Express, one of the competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize program, has unveiled plans to build a new family of spacecraft. The company's agreement with Rocket Labs, which is developing the Electron booster that will propel the Moon Express lander to the Moon in hopes of claiming the $20 million GLXP award, covers up to five launches. Following the initial mission, Moon Express has scheduled a launch in 2019 that would establish a robotic research base near the lunar south pole. In 2020, Moon Express hopes to mount the first commercial mission to return a lunar sample to Earth. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to th

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer

Also: SureFly Helicopter Concept, 'Design a Drone', Raleigh v Drones, Aero-TV: AMA's David Mathewson

The Drone Racing League recently tested the fastest racing drone, and set the Guinness World Records title for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. Hand-built by DRL's Director of Product, Ryan Gury, and DRL's team of expert drone engineers, the drones fly at unprecedented high speeds. The fastest racing drone, the DRL RacerX, demonstrated a reported top speed of 179.6 miles per hour... and weighs only 800 grams. Hackers are making it easy for DJI drone operators to get around the geofencing function included in the firmware of DJI drones, and the company is taking steps to thwart the practice. Such firmware patches are being made available at various locations on the Internet. The dronemaker is reportedly "very concerned" about legal action, and does not want

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Klyde Morris 07.24.17

Does Elon Perhaps Have A TARDIS In The Works .... ?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airtext Announces PlaneSense As Launch Customer For New Fleetlink Program

Will Demonstrate System AirVenture

Send Solutions, the manufacturer of Airtext, a low cost aviation communication text messaging product, has announced the launch customer for its latest new program, Fleetlink - a fleet management and messaging tool. PlaneSense, Inc., manages the world’s largest civilian fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and a rapidly expanding jet program, serving the United States, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda and part of Canada. Send Solutions will be demonstrating Airtext and Fleetlink at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airborne 07.24.17: Pelton Opens OSH17!, Zenith/UnPanel, Hartzell/Raisbeck

Also: Stratos Shows At OSH17, Redbird GIFT, SunFlyer 4, ONE Aviation Update, Pelton Intvw Part 1
 
Avilution this morning debuted its Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display in the first Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft. Leveraging its eXtensible Flight System (XFS), Avilution’s Unpanel provides a flight deck specifically tailored for VFR pilots flying light experimental aircraft. As its name implies, the Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display replaces the traditional collection of instruments, controls and small, eye straining displays with 17” of easy-to-read intuitive interface tailored to the VFR pilot, while integrating an FMS, moving map, integrated audio controls, and much more – including supporting the federal mandate for ADS-B In and Out. Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are collaborating on new structural composite swept blade props for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. Hartzell Propeller's exhibit at EAA AirVentu

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Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared

TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion autopilot system. The STC was awarded on July 19, 2017. This is the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft. TruTrak will begin delivering complete autopilot systems during EAA AirVenture. The autopilot system cost is $4000, the install kit is $1000, and the STC from EAA is priced at $100. During AirVenture, TruTrak will be displaying their Cessna 172 aircraft at their outdoor booth 174. Workhorse Group will display the SureFly helicopter concept for the first time in the U.S. at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. They will also display the Workhorse HorseFly package delivery drone. The goal of SureFly is to be safer and more stable than a typical helicopter due to its redundant design which

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