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.
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 and jet engines ). Besides aircraft, used in boats, sail boats, speed boats, race cars, pick-ups, cars, semi trucks, Tractor Pull vehicles, military vehicles, and much more!
The average pilot, including airline pilots, fly on average only 40 hours per year ! Lycoming has an AD that says your engine begins to rust on the inside after only 2 days !! The closer you can get your engine to a 2000+ hour TBO, the lower your cost per flight hour will be. The ONLY way you will achieve this is to Pre-Oil your engine before Engine Start !!! This goes for ANY engine — engines in boats, sail boats, speed boats, race cars, pick-ups, cars, semi trucks, Tractor Pull vehicles, military aircraft and vehicles, and much more !!! Also, you should run your Pre-Oiler at least weekly (probably more — use a timer like used for batteries) even if you don’t start your engine to keep things lubed all over. Also, you should have spray nozzles for your cam &/or a hollow cam for your Lycoming. Also, an old, very experienced, IA told me once that you should keep your engine warmed up to 60+ degrees all the time year round. More info: once the pump is primed for 1st use, you do not need to prime it again because it self primes even when sitting for 5+ years. No trouble drawing as much as 5′ vertical from source, and has been used around hot engines for 20+ years without a failure — the o-rings are made of Viton and are good to 400 degrees F.
For certified aircraft, you simply get a FAA Field Approval / 337 .
Pre-Oiler and Back-Up Engine Oil Pump pages updated 02 / 23 / 2018 by JD