Skip Rhudy

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skip and sebastien

Sunday I started the 13 hour drive up to Mexico Missouri from Seguin. It was a trip long in the making, at least since 2005 when I first found out about them from an issue of EAA Sport Aviation. I got a ton of video and pictures, got to chat with Sebastien Heintz for twenty […]

Corvair Short Block

I puzzled over it. I looked at the way the chain hooked onto the two eye bolts screwed into the top of the engine cover. How it looped through the crane hook. I jacked up TZero and twisted her this way and that, slithered her around, but no joy — no joy. I could not […]

Kinetic Energy Ek=12mv2m is massv is velocity Dynamic Pressure (we substitute density, ρ, for mass): q =12ρv2ρ is densityv is velocity   Potential Energy of air is its Pressure, P, expressed in energy per volume: P =EpVol   The principle of conservation of energy is expressed in the Bernoulli Equation (Chris Heintz formulation expressed in energy per volume): Ptotal=12ρv2+Pstatic From Lumen Learning expressed a bit […]

CH750 Stabilizer and Elevator

I’d picked up the empennage, slats, and flaps — a whole crate of parts — in a kamikaze run to San Antonio April 1st. Governor Abbott had declared a statewide pseudo-shutdown a few days before. I simply could not handle my parts being “mothballed” in a warehouse for a month. I mean, that would seriously […]