Airborne immune system supplement – Product of the Month

Since the whole world is on the COVID-19 band wagon thought I could bring up my go to for when ever I get a cold or flu.

Airborne supplements have helped me get over it faster then any other over the counter product I’ve found. While everyone is hording up on TP, Mask and Gloves I’m surprised Airborne and other immune boosters are not flying off the shelf’s.

Per the talking heads on TV Most people who fall ill to this new strain will not need hospitalization and for those people I would do what ever you can to kick up your immune system.

I usually get the drink dis solvable tables or powered version like this:

 

The chew able tables is another convenient way to go.

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And for the aviation connection:

One of my main Aviation role models Howard Hughes was a big proponent of Vitamin C (the main active ingredient in Airbourne) to cure illness.

Read more at: https://wujilife.com/blogs/wuji-life/howard-hughes-and-the-power-of-vitamin-c

And in closing:

Anderson Kingfisher – Aircraft of the Month

 

For those interested in a cabin class 2 seat home built amphibian the Anderson Kingfisher “EA-1” is worth checking out. The over all configuration is similar to Grumman sea planes from the 40’s (G-44, G-21, HU-16).

I’ve seen them at Oshkosh & Sun-N-Fun before and they look like a real solid design. This one looks like its the one from Sun-N-Fun behind the 4 expo buildings and next to the large pond. (credit to Adrian Share from Air-Britain).

The first flight was in April 1969 and a few hundred kits have been sold.

To help expedite the build, the kingfisher uses Piper cub wings.

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_Kingfisher

EAA: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/kits-and-plans/h—l/kingfisher

The aircraft has a popular Face Book following: https://www.facebook.com/andersonkingfisher/

Kits / Plans:

Warner Aviation, Inc.
Thunderhill Aerodrome
Rt. 4, Box 401
Covington, LA 70433

Wing kits (J-3 Cub type) are available:
Carlson Aircraft
60642 S.R. 14
PO Box 88
East Palestine, OH 44413

For those wanting to learn more about American sea planes this book may be worth checking out:

It’s available in Paperback & Kindle.

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One of my favorite self designed RC aircraft had some kingfisher influence is this plane called the barracuda (built in 2003). It has over a 7′ WS and is powered by a Tower Hobbies .61 2 cycle engine. Uses 6 TS-53 Futaba style servos and is fully covered in Monokote with a conventional truss frame / 1/32″ ply fuselage  & foam / balsa wings / tail. It’s a great flyer but an even better display model.

 

The Kingfisher is a popular RC Aircraft as well, owing the same simple configuration as the full size original, here are some RC options:

108″ Wing span RCM plan from 1990 by Dennis Tapsfield

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6038

&

72″ Span from Champion Models, 1983

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=11867

First Manned Aerobatic RACING Drone – Video Share of the Month

Quite the different video this month, Flite Test had coverage of the first manned acrobatic intent multi rotor created by the Drone Champions League

 

Check out the Flite Test YouTube Channel And Flite Test web page

 

Check out the Drone Champions League “DCL” YouTube Channel And Drone Champions League web page

DCL offers a video game / simulator that can be played on:

PS4

XBOX ONE

PC

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Sphinx Moth natures inspiration for flight

Fueling up at a gas station today next to the car was one of my favorite insects, a Sphinx Moth, also known as a hawk moth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphingidae

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eumorpha-fasciatus

It’s black and sand gold color pattern is quite striking and the delta planform while resting reminds me of some delta wing RC aircraft I’ve designed in college (green) and when I worked for piper (blue)

of course in flight the Sphinx is no different than any other Moth or butterfly 🦋 with a tandem / low sweep planform

Grip Lock Ties – Product of the month

This Months product of the month is called Grip Lock Ties.

I learned about it by watching Mike Patey’s Scrappy update video (see below) This is one of his companies products and is a perfect solution for both Home Built aircraft and UAV’s / RC / Drones.

Typical zip ties while cheaper can slide and or cut wiring and soft tubing. The unique feature with these is the rubber lined grip that keeps the tie in place and cushions what it is gripping. They are also removable unlike traditional zip ties that have a one way only function.

See more about these on Mikes latest video.

https://www.griplockties.com/

 

Perfect for:

  • Electrical wiring
  • In powerplant cable management
  • 3 phase wiring & power distribution on Drones / UAV’s
  • Pitot Static Systems / Break lines

 

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