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06-15-09 My Journey To The ''Challenger Adventure'': With a 2nd First Solo in My Challenger II at 8,000 ft. ! - It was 2005, after the new Light Sport Aircraft/Sport Pilot rules had gone into effect that I decided that I was going to get back into flying after a long absence. This article is intended to summarize the main elements of that process, and to flag some issues of importance to GA pilots looking to transition to the much lighter, and very different, Challenger. Can be found on "Site Pages Menu", "Hanger Talk Articles", "General Interest Articles". Can also be found by clicking "HERE".
06-30-09 Visual CG Calculator - Every pilot knows that aircraft CG is important but how do we ensure that we build our planes with a correct CG? Have you ever wondered whether the battery should be placed up front or to the rear in your particular aircraft? How will the weight of a fiberglass nose cone, ballistic chute, better seats, cabin heater, propeller or floats affect the finished aircraft's weight and CG position? There are many decisions of this sort that must be made during the planning and building of your Challenger II. Wouldn't it be nice to have a graphical tool to help predict the effect of these building considerations? This article describes such a tool: an Excel spreadsheet which can be used to predict and control your Challenger's center of gravity through its planning, building and then after completion its real world weighing and CG calculation. Can be found on "BUILD PROJECT Menu", "Articles", "Other Challenger Build Articles". Can also be found by clicking "HERE".
09-23-09 Installing Factory & Custom Throttle Quadrants - As usual, there are more than one type of throttle quadrant assemblies available for the Challenger and other similar aircraft. We will be showing you how to fit and install the factory issued throttle quadrant as well as showing you an upgrade set available from Bob Robertson of Aero Controls, Canada. Can be found on "BUILD PROJECT Menu", "FEATURED BUILD" web page, under "Engine Fitting, Install & Calibrating". Can also be found by clicking "HERE".
10-06-09 Silicone Sealants: Not For Use On Aircraft! - In this important article about fuel system integrity, I wish to relate to you a recent experience of one of the Challenger pilot/builders at our airport (who shall remain anonymous) :-). Can be found on "BUILD PROJECT Menu", "Articles", "Other Challenger Build Articles". Can also be found by clicking "HERE".