People are always commenting on my Area 51 poster in my office window and asking,”is this that place I saw on ’60 Minutes’ or ’20/20′ ?”. And I would answer, “Yes! “, then close my office door — LOTS of laughs!! EVERY respectable Sport Aircraft builder should have at least 1 of these 24″ x 36″ color posters in their shop ; only $11.00 each via cash, check or money order / $11.50 each via credit card price, plus S & H, and CA Sales Tax ( if you live in CA ).
I use the 10-32 thread x 0.5″ long x 5/8″ OD base Click Bond fasteners made from 300 Series Crest Stainless Steel ( capable of 500 lbs. of pull and 1200 lbs. of shear ) for mounting canard ailerons and rudders ( and for mounting other items in any aircraft, composite or metal ) are only $0.50 each via cash, check or money order / $0.52 each credit card price, plus $4 S & H, and CA Sales Tax ( if you live in CA ). You will need 14 per Winglet, and 7 per aileron ( 42 total for both rudders and ailerons ), unless you lengthen the ailerons longer than 7.2″ like other canard manufacturers have done following what Dick and I have done. Then, you should add a 4th aileron hinge like Dick Rutan did for his plane, and like I have done for my Infinity 1 , meaning you will need 9 Click Bonds per aileron ( 46 total for both rudders and ailerons ). Also, make your rudders full span to the top of the Winglet, then add the 2″ cap at the top ( or don’t add the cap, your choice ). Dick said he wished he would have done this — it would have been easier to build and retrofit [ OBTW — my rudders operate like a Full Span Split Flap, but in the vertical — only one side comes out, hence no more Rudder control locks needed for parking, and I have more Rudder authority during turns, and I have better speed brakes during descent and for landing ( call any afternoon PT for more details ) ]. Also, do NOT put the spring in-line with the Hidden Rudder System. If you attach the rudder cable to the rudder pedals where they are supposed to be, the spring will not be needed — and NEVER let a spring control rudder deployment. Call me any afternoon PT if you have any questions.
INFINITY Aerospace also designed and produced the Retractable Main Landing Gear prototype for the Glassic Composite ( now company is renamed KLS — now out of business ) prototype SQ 2000 !
We also designed the original 3400 lb. GW Maverick Twin Air prop aircraft Retractable Oleo Strut Main Landing Gear ( we didn’t do the nose strut ). To see two *.jpg pics, for a close-up, and for a 3/4’s view.
We should be starting a Retractable Oleo Strut Landing Gear design, then production, for a 12,500 lb. GW sub-orbital aircraft soon.
We are the designer and manufacturer of Retractable Oleo Strut Landing Gear for 2 major aerospace companies for aircraft under 12,500 lbs. Gross Weight.
Many more designs are forthcoming ( all designed per FAR Part 23 ). Contact us ANY afternoon Pacific Time M-F if you need Retractable Landing Gear designed ( using Solid Works 3D CAD program, and COSMOS Works FEA ) and / or manufactured ( using the latest CNC mils, lathes and CAM Software available ) for your custom design.
If you want to contribute to our acquiring a CNC mil, CNC lathe, tooling and CAM software which would make my, and your, landing gear and aircraft parts less costly, let us know.
For a fraction of the cost !, 7781 / .009″ thick / 8.92 oz. per sq. yd. E-Glass used in Lancair’s and Glasair’s; and 120 / .004″ thick / 3.16 oz. per sq. yd. E-Glass used to cover wood props and model airplane wings.
Flaps UP Limit Switch, or Speed Brake(s) & Landing Gear UP / DN Indicator Switch. For UP and DN mechanical indication ( IA P/N 23AC2 UP and DN switch — click here for a *.pdf drawing with data and specs ) in Retractable Landing Gear Systems, Speed Brake(s), Flaps, canopies, fuel door(s), oil door(s), cowls, baggage door(s), hatches and door(s); Rod Plunger has a 4-40 tapped threaded hole for easy switch adjustment; Silver Contacts; Screw Termination; the bracket is already pre-drilled with 6/32 threaded holes in 5 places for easy mounting; can be wired either Normally Open or Normally Closed; is adjustable; it has the proper electrical screw mounting/termination required for aircraft; and the plunger can be pulled out to help in trouble shooting a circuit.
No other switch has all of these features! — only $36.50 each via cash, check or money order / only $38.00 each via credit card price, plus S & H.
All-in-one geared electric Pre-OilerANDBack-Up Engine Oil Pump ( a logical MUST have for *ALL* kinds and types of engines, not just for aircraft engines ). Besides aircraft, used in boats, sail boats, speed boats, race cars, pick-ups, cars, semi trucks, Tractor Pull vehicles, and much more!
Pre-Oiler and Back-Up Engine Oil Pump pages updated 10 / 28 / 2016 by JD