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Volume 16, Number 6
Chapter 724, Experimental Aircraft Association
Merritt Island, Florida
Mailing address: P. O. Box 320923, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Officers Technical Counselors
President: John Murphy 783-1515 Ted Yon 783-7966
Vice President: Eric Kennard 631-3264 John Murphy 783-1515
Secretary/Treasurer: John Soukup 783-7128 Young Eagle Coordinator
Newsletter Editor: Fred Mahan 452-5797 Tony Yacono 459-0080
Tom Hennessy 452-4021
The next meeting will be the second Wednesday of June
June 12, 1996, 7:30 P. M.
Permanent New Meeting Place!
Big Merritt Island Air Service Hangar, South Side of Runway
Second Floor, Southwest Corner Meeting Room
EAA Chapter 724
P. O. Box 320923
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Calendar of Events and Places __________________________ Brian recently completed and
to Go made the first flight in his
June 29-30 Gainesville, GA, May’s Chapter Meeting Long-EZ. Congratulations,
Chapter 611 28th Annual The May meeting was Bryan!
Cracker Fly-In, 770-531-0291 held on the 8th of the month in __________________________
July 6-7 Homestead General the new meeting room upstairs
Airport, Miami Ultralight Air in the big hangar at Merritt No More FCC Licenses
Fair, 305-460-3356 Island Airport. Alan Shaw From Chapter Gram, June 1996
July 13 Carrolton, GA, conducted another “show and In April, the FCC
Chapter 976 Fly-Out, 770-834- tell” of his proposed canard published an interim rule to
7970 aircraft. In addition to his scale delete the requirement for
July 20 Cartersville, GA, display model of it, he brought a aircraft to have a radio license
Chapter 268 Workshop/Fly-In, flying stick glider of it to for domestic flight operations.
770-928-9064 demonstrate the effects of CG This interim rule amends the
August 1-7, Oshkosh, WI, EAA location. Federal Communications
Convention __________________________ Commission’s rules by
removing the individual radio
Bring Your Card licensing requirement and
Regularly Scheduled EAA If you attend the June authorizing by rule the
Fly-Ins Across Florida chapter meeting, please bring operation of radio equipment on
Every First Saturday, Cannon your EAA membership card to recreational vessels and aircraft.
Creek Airpark, Lake City, Fly- the meeting. John Soukup will The rules are effective
In Breakfast, 904-755-4760 have a list up for you to post immediately.
Every Second Saturday, your membership number on. The new rule, in part,
Charlotte County Airport, Punta apparently, EAA headquarters reads:
Gorda, 813-575-6360 has requested out numbers in “An aircraft is licensed
Every Third Saturday, Dunn order to update the national list. by rule and does not need an
Airpark, at the parachute center, __________________________ individual license issued by the
407-269-3660 FCC if ... the aircraft station is
Every Third Saturday, Keeping Cool on board a private aircraft, and
Sebring Airport, Chapter 803 Some of you who the aircraft station does not
pancake breakfast attended last month’s meeting make international flights or
Every First Sunday, Ft. Myers may have been a bit warm. The communications.”
Airport, Chapter 66 pancake chapter is adding a second air In simple language, we
breakfast, 941-947-1430 conditioner for the room to help no longer need to have a radio
Every Second Sunday, Naples keep things cool. Remember, station license for our aircraft,
Airport, 941-775-1661 the new meeting room is on the as long as we operate them
Every Third Sunday, second floor, southwest corner within the US. Aircraft radio
Kissimmee Municipal Airport, of the FBO hangar, Merritt station licenses are still
west side of the field, 9 am on. Island Airport. available from the FCC. The
Every Fourth Sunday, Bob __________________________ passage of the bill in Congress
Lee Airport, De Land, Fly-In that allowed for the removal of
Lunch, bring your own, 904- Bryan Hennessy the requirement for radio station
985-5373 Some of you may licenses was greatly assisted by
remember Brian Hennessy, son the many letters EAA members
our chapter Flight Advisor Tom sent to their Congressmen.
Hennessy. Brian went away to Thanks to all who made their
college then moved out west. opinions known. Without your
assistance, this change might Q: I took my RV out of tightly sealed, to compensate for
not have happened. winter storage and for the changes in pressure when going
__________________________ second year in a row, found it to altitude and returning.
contained a shot battery! I use a __________________________
River Ranch Reopens solar cell to maintain the battery
River Ranch is open during the winter. Could the Correction - Ramp Rights
again for business. Besides the solar cell be too small? From EAA Technical Counselor
airport, they have a grass strip A: Your solar array is probably News, Spring 1996
for ultralights. Give them a call too big! Actually, almost any Thank you to Technical
at 941-692-1303 about their rate of continuous, unregulated Counselor Sid Nelson for
facilities, accommodations, and charging is hard on a battery. A calling an error to our attention.
dining facilities. charger for long term storage The article stated under Ramp
__________________________ should be set for no more than Rights 7. Aircraft inspection
12.5 to 13.0 volts ... the idea is not included. Wrong. FAR
Ultralight Newsletter NOT to charge the battery ... 13.19 Certificate Action. (a) ...
Our chapter regularly just keep it from falling into the the Administrator may reinspect
receives an ultralight newsletter, self-destruct range below 11.0 any civil aircraft, aircraft
Rotor Flight Dynamics, from volts. Next year, take your engine, propeller, appliance, air
Jerry Rooks over in Plant City. battery home and keep it inside. navigation facility or air agency
Each issue is loaded with “For Charge it once about New and may re-examine any civil
Sale” ads for ultralights, “near Year’s Day and it’ll be ready to airman.
ultralights,” gyrocopters, and go to work next spring. If a __________________________
aerochutes. Jerry does not solar cell maintenance system is
charge for the newsletter, but attractive, drop me a #10 SASE. For Sale
welcomes donations. His I’ll send you the scoop on RV-6A kit for sale. Tail
address is 2802 Wallace Branch building a regulator to keep primed & 95% complete, wing
Road, North, Plant City, FL your solar array from simmering primed & 90% complete,
33565-5577. Telephone is 813- the battery away over the fuselage not started. Includes
754-4342. You can also E-mail winter. book, plans, video, 14 years of
him at: email@example.com RV newsletters. Owner has
__________________________ AeroElectric Connection, 6936 invested $15,000 and 1 1/2
Bainbridge Road, Wichita, KS years. Sell for $10,000 OBO.
Errata 67226-1008. Contact Bob Kutschke at home
After reading last __________________________ at 205-969-7199 or at work at
month’s newsletter, a number of 205-328-8961 (Birmingham).
chapter members wanted to Vent Holes __________________________
know when Dick Scott had From Lancair News
moved to Alabama. Dick Scott These are not trivial Help!
is, of course, still here in issues. One builder of a Lancair The newsletter needs
Florida. The newsletter editor IV experienced a “pop” sound articles and information about
was attempting to talk about while cruising at the flight chapter members and their
Dick Todd, former chapter levels. Upon inspection, he projects. Please contact the
member who now is president discovered a delamination in the newsletter editor with any
of EAA chapter 941 in Decatur, horizontal stabilizer trailing information you have for
Alabama. Dick’s phone number edge. It caused no problem publication. Send any articles
is 205-941-4060. during the flight and was easy to or notices to the chapter post
__________________________ repair. Moral is: don’t forget to office box on the masthead.
drill the vent holes! Any help is appreciated!
Tech Tips Ed. note: the vent holes __________________________
Bob Nuckolls, The AeroElectric are, of course, drilled in the skin
Connection on all components that are