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Sun 'n Fun news in brief

Article | Apr 06, 2016

News from the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Hartzell acquires Sky-Tec starters, solenoids

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Hartzell Engine Technologies has acquired the Sky-Tec brand of starters and solenoids. Production will be moved to Hartzell next year while Sky-Tec remains in Texas developing new products.

E-Mag works toward FAA certification

Article | Apr 05, 2016

E-Mag is making steady progress on FAA certification of its electronic ignition system for six-cylinder engines, company founder Brad Dement said April 5.

Spin doctor crushes record

Article | Mar 24, 2016

California airshow performer Spencer Suderman popped open the canopy of his Sunbird S-1x and shouted for joy on the ramp after performing 98 inverted flat spins in a modified baby biplane.

Tecnam P2010 gets type certificate

Article | Dec 15, 2015

Tecnam has received a type certificate for its Italian-made P2010 four-seat aircraft that includes approval for a constant-speed propeller.

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

New batteries boost Bonanza power

Article | Nov 25, 2015

The benefits of lithium-ion batteries moved one step closer to use in light general aviation aircraft when Transport Canada Civil Aviation approved the installation of the True Blue Power battery for use in the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Meet the new boss

Pilot Magazine | Nov 06, 2015

Floatplane pilots always want more performance, and that’s the Boss 182’s strong suit.

(Back to) the future aircraft battery

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Electric aircraft will need new batteries to realize their potential, and current research is revisiting the use of elements other than lithium.

Sandia 340 certified as primary attitude indicator

Article | Oct 23, 2015

Sandia Aerospace’s solid-state SAI 340 Quattro four-in-one attitude, altitude, airspeed, and slip instrument has been certified as a primary attitude indicator; with its built-in battery, the instrument also can be a backup for glass panels.

Aircraft Maintenance: Bleeding brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 21, 2015

Any time that you replace a component or fix a leak in the system, you must completely purge the system of air by “bleeding the brakes.”

Plane Dynamix to offer Mattson STCs for Piper PA-28s

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Plane Dynamix of Wake Forest, North Carolina, announced its acquisition of the late Art Mattson’s line of FAA supplemental type certificates for Piper Cherokee-family aircraft.

Aerocet floats approved on Quest Kodiak

Article | Sep 11, 2015

Aerocet, based in Priest River, Idaho, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate to mount its floats on Quest Kodiak 100 utility aircraft.

New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Article | Jul 23, 2015

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Trig adds Garmin compatibility, expands AML STC

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Trig Avionics announced that its 1090ES transponders, which offer ADS-B Out, are compatible with Garmin navigators. The TT31’s approved model list supplemental type certificate now covers 600 aircraft.