Other stuff of interest

-but probably only if you are a mechanical geek.

Over the years I have designed quite a lot of different things with varying degrees of success.  I’ll eventually get around to putting in some links to pages about things that I think may be of interest to other mechanical geeks.

KlingonThe Klingon




HOW 0001 photoview 2HOWSAT – Hornet Outer Wing StAtic Test




SiblingsThe FINAL Test




Fatigue of Metal Aircraft

VM4GStrength of rod-ends




Here’s something that isn’t mechanical at all,  but you can’t be pure all the time.

ThermocoupleEconomical temperature sensing
Sonex Strength

My Sonex has experienced loads of up to 6.9g.  Follow the above link to a copy of a post I put on the Sonex Builder’s forum.

Dynamic Propeller Balancing

Follow the above link to an article on the Sonex Australia site about dynamic prop balancing.

Motorcycle Madness

OK, nothing to do with aircraft, but quite a few people who fly also ride motorbikes so they might enjoy my potted history of my racing experience.