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Here is an index of articles of interest to Velocity builders and owners (articles not provided due to copyright concerns - check your local library).

Velocity Views

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Kitplanes

May 1987 53 Two Easy equals four (original Cozy design?) Howard Levy
May 1987 78 Choosing Airfoils Barnaby Wainfan
June 1987 19 The Very First Varieze (after 12 years) David Gustafson
June 1987 25 Rutan CM-44 Drone (square nose) Don Downie
June 1987 26 Crossing the Atlantic in a Cozy Uli Wolter
June 1987 66 Choosing Airfoils (part II) Barnaby Wainfan
August 1987 66 Choosing Airfoils (part III) Barnaby Wainfan
September 1987
44
The Very Best Varieze?
Ken Armstrong
February 1990
13
Cranfield-An English Oshkosh (Picture of Shaw Twin Ez)
Geoffrey Jones
January 1991 16 Homebuilt Accidents Count Don Downie
January 1991 58 First Things First - (First Flights, picture of Big Orange) Peter Lert
April 1991 72 Copperstate Succeeds Again (picture of N89DW) Don Downie
July 1991 78 Wind Tunnel - Parasite Drag Don Downie
August 1991 22 A Cozy Four-Seater - Nat Puffer's Cozy MK-IV Don Downie
October 1991 4 Around the Patch - Summertime Travel - Ground Testing Velocity Dave Martin
October 1991 81 Business Side - Cozy MK-IV plans delivered Chuck Stewart
November 1991 24 Dave Ronnenberg's Berkut at Oshkosh Dave Martin
November 1991 68 Wind Tunnel - Engine Cooling Barnaby Wainfan
November 1991 72 Testing on the Ground - Danny's Velocity Test Rig Dave Martin
November 1991
76
Flying the Velocity
Dave Martin
January 1992 10 Birth of an Eagle Richard Riley/Dave Ronnenberg Berkut Richard Riley
January 1992 38 Gear up the EZ Way - (N8JE retract Long EZ) Don Downie
March 1992 40 Behind the E-Racer (N131RD) Don Downie
March 1992 7 Wind Tunnel - Dihedral and Handling Don Downie
June 1992 4 Around the Patch - Nat Puffer's Cozy III Dave Martin
June 1992 8 Wind Tunnel - Dihedral and Handling (pt.2) Barnaby Wainfan
August 1992 7 Wind Tunnel - Adverse yaw, spirals, and dutch rolls Barnaby Wainfan
August 1992 42 BD-10 Mach 1 Jet Leroy Cook
September 1992 54 Injecting Electrons and Fuel (Vance Atkinson's Cozy) Vance Atkinson
December 1992
24
Engine Beat - Rotary Engine, biggest bargin or endless enigma
Keith Beveridge
December 1992
34
[ http://www.velocityxl.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=133 Velocity sold to Swings]
Don Waters
March 1993
36
[ http://www.velocityxl.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=131 Subaru Velocity - Engine Beat]
Don Waters
July 1993 26 Pushing and Pulling - Flying the Defiant Howard Levy
July 1993
75
Completions - Nat Puffer's Cozy (N14CZ)

January 1994 7 Capturing the Sky (picture of N91DR Berkut) Tom Locker
June 1994 26 Dragonfliers Tell All Don Downie
October 1994 38 One Man's Solution - Deep Stall Testing the Cozy Don Downie
November 1994
32
Completions - Vance Atkinson's Cozy

October 1995 5 Around the Patch - Planing a High-Velocity Trip (flying 173 to Oshkosh) Dave Martin
October 1995 26 Zen and the Art of Alternative Engines - Tracy Crook's Mazda Tracy Crook
February 1995 56 Wind Tunnel - Initial Airplane Design Considerations Barnaby Wainfan
November 1995 25 Oshkosh Review - Elite Prototype 82VA picture Dave Martin
November 1995 85 Business Side - E-Racer becomes a kit Keith Beveridge
December 1995
6
Velocity Matters - We Fly to Oshkosh '85 in Style (173 Elite Prototype)
Dave Martin
April 1996 26 Racing a Composite is Varieze Shirley Hanson
November 1996
26
Business Side - Aerocanard Debut
Keith Beveridge
February 1997 43 Back-to-School Special - Picture of Machado Velocity N131MM Keith Beveridge
February 1997 56 Wind Tunnel - Leading Edge Devices (Vortilons) Barnaby Wainfan
February 1997 86 Don't Try this at Home (Jetpack) Howard Levy
April 1997 3 Around the Patch - Kitplanes sold Dave Martin
May 1997 10 Saunder Stiletto (modified AeroCad AeroCanard) Howard Levy
May 1997 16 Getting it Down (Long-EZ lands on dock) Steve Jones
June 1997 29 Wind Tunnel - Reducing Drag Beats Adding Power Barnaby Wainfan
August 1997 40 Business Side - Long EZ breaks Altitude Record (35,027') Keith Beveridge
August 1997 76 Sun-n-Fun Report - Scott Swing/Velocity picture Dave Martin
September 1997 69 Completions - William Huisman's Velocity Elite FG
October 1997 4 Around the Patch - Velocity XL Debuts Dave Martin
November 1997 16 Oshkosh Review - DeltaHawk Diesel Debuts Dave Martin
December 1997
6
Wind Tunnel - Estimating Propeller Thrust
Barnaby Wainfan
May 1998 11 High-Performance Sampler
August 1998 36 Moving Up - Mark Beduhn Upgrades to a Cozy Mk-IV Mark Beduhn
September 1998 40 Homebuilt Stats (Pt. 1) Don Downie
September 1998 86 Canard Crowd - Rutun fliers flock to Missouri Leroy Cook
October 1998 4 Around the Patch - Velocity West Chevy 350 Dave Martin
October 1998 58 Homebuilt Stats (Pt. 2) Ron Wanttaja
October 1998 70 Flying an Eagle (Berkut) Vicki Cruse
November 1998 21 Oskhosh Recap - Velocity/Scott Swing Jennifer Gwosdof
November 1998 76 Homebuilt Stats (Pt. 3) Ron Wanttaja
December 1998
104
Homebuilt Stats (Pt. 4)
Ron Wanttaja
February 1999 68 Homebuilt Stats (Pt. 5) Ron Wanttaja
February 1999 88 Engine Beat - Diesel's are coming (Deltahawk) John Larsen
March 1999 11 Chasing the Blue Riband - Prudhomme XL (N140JP) Ron Wanttaja
March 1999 76 Balancing Act - Flutter Testing Bill Welch
April 1999 6 Just Reward - Jean Prudhomme Velocity XL (N140JP) Howard Levy
July 1999 26 Commuting the EZ Way (Varieze commuting) Bob Gray
September 1999
45
Completions - Cory Howe 173 Elite RG

April 2000 76 Finishing Fiberglass Gary Jones
June 2000 46 Quickie USA Sam Hoskins
June 2000 76 Business Side - Velocity Service Center Opens in Florida Keith Beveridge
October 2000 40 Completions - Dan Cunninghams Standard FG
October 2000 43 Weighing in on Winglets - What effect do they have on lift and drag? Bill Welch
November 2000 14


Airborne SUV - Velocity's new SUV


Keith Beveridge
November 2000 52 Engine Beat - Diesel Race (Deltahawk) John Larsen
November 2000 62 Quickplanes - Build a Velocity in 60 days (Dick Affenits XL/RG) Mary Bernard
November 2000
76
Hot Sparking' Cool Bird (Dragonfly)
Terrence O'Neill
March 2001 74 Cool Tandem-Wingers Swarm (Q2/Dragonfly) Terrence O'Neill
July 2001 42 Completions - John Kiss 173 RG
August 2001 40 Builder Assistance Roundup (Dick Affenits XL/RG) Mary Bernard
September 2001 48 Stats Revisited (Pt. 1) Ron Wanttaja
October 2001 51 Completions - Herb Wiehl/Ruedi Marti/Alfons Hubmann Velocity
October 2001 59 A Love/Hate Letter Ursula Wiehl
October 2001 80 Stats Revisited (Pt. 2) Ron Wanttaja
November 2001 44 Stats Revisited (Pt. 3) Ron Wanttaja
December 2001
118
Stats Revisited (Pt. 4)
Ron Wanttaja
May 2002 6 What's new - Airwolf acquires Walker Line, Custom Exhaust Technolgies Mary Bernard
May 2002 56 Wind Tunnel - Design Considerations for pusher-type aircraft Barnaby Wainfan
June 2002 32 Black Hills Adventure (Beduhn Cozy MK-IV) Mark Beduhn
June 2002 66 Wind Tunnel - Afterbody Aerodynamics Barnaby Wainfan
July 2002 26 How Piston Engines Make Power (Pt.1) Tom Wyatt
July 2002 37 Wind Tunnel - Cooling a Pusher Engine Barnaby Wainfan
October 2002 51 How Piston Engines Make Power (Pt.2) Tom Wyatt
December 2002
28
Oshkosh '02 Recap (Picture of FireFly)

July 2003 30 Tandem Winger Time - DragonFlys and Q-Birds swarm to Kansas Terrence O'Neill
August 2003 6 What's New - DeltaHawk Diesel Flys Brian Clark
August 2003 30 The Electronic Edge - LSE's Electronic Ignition Sparks Improved Performance Vicki Cruse
November 2003 44 Making it Look EZ - Lou Arnold Long-EZ Dave Higdon
December 2003
6
What's New - Velocity Introduces the Dash-5 XL
Brian Clark
January 2004 54 How Piston Engines Make Power (Pt.5) Tom Wyatt
February 2004 61 Doing Diesel Duty in Wiscosin (DeltaHawk) John Larsen
June 2004 27 All in EFIS/One - Test Flying the BMA E/1 Dave Higdon
June 2004 37 Build your own EFIS (pt1) James Hauser
August 2004 55 Deception - N111VX LW/FG Rick Lindstrom
September 2004 44 How Piston Engines Make Power (Pt.7) Tom Wyatt
December 2004 6 The Spacemaker - Velocity's Dash 5 Dave Higdon
December 2004
26
How Piston Engines Make Power (Pt.8)
Tom Wyatt
May 2005 4 What's New - BRS Parachute for Dash-5 (yea, right) Brian Clark
June 2005 48 In Search of the Perfect Paint Job (Deception) Rick Lindstrom
July 2005 24 Creativity under the Cowl (Cozy Subaru) Cory Emberson
August 2005
22
14 Kits for Heavy Haulin (Dash-5 featured)
Dave Higdon
April 2006 26 Put it on the Tab (canted aileron tabs for improved coordination) Tim Kern
September 2006 17 Las Vegas Quickie Ed Wischmeyer
September 2006 28 Homebuilt Aircraft - How Safe are they (pt.1) Ron Wanttaja
September 2006 33 Homebuilt Aircraft - How Safe are they (pt.2) Ron Wanttaja
October 2006 35 Detonation and Pre-Ignition Walter Atkinson
December 2006 16 Say What (Gary Spencer Ford V8 Long EZ N51EZ) Ed Wischmeyer
December 2006
83
Engine Beat - DeltaHawk Diesel, ready for primetime?
Tim Kern
July 2007 58 Completions - Mel Bina Standard RG (N14B)
August 2007 10 Cozy MK-IV (N14CZ) Ed Wischmeyer
August 2007 69 Wind Tunnel - Compromises of a Fixed Pitch Prop Barnaby Wainfan
September 2007 68 Wind Tunnel - Value of a Constant Speed Prop Barnaby Wainfan
November 2007
10
Flight Review - A Higher Velocity (TXL-5)
Marc Cook
August 2010
8
Flight Review - Velocity Increased - Ron Stevens N74GP
Doug Rozendaal

Custom Planes

February 2000 - Velocity Now Bigger and Better

Sport Aviation

1985 November, Velocity Debut

1986 April, Velocity, Ron Vought, page 46

1987 July, First Kit Built Velocity (Neil Hunter's), Jack Cox, page 20

1988 September, "Big Orange" Osh Kosh Preview, Carl Schuppel, page 57

1989 January, Swing's Shop Fire "Hotline", Jack Cox, page 9

1991 July, Solving a Deep Stall Riddle, Jack Cox, page

1991 September, Deep Stall Continued, Barry Jones, page 55

1992 August, Doer's Velocity, Carl Schuppel, page44

1992 September, Velocity sold to Swings, Jack Cox, page 5

1992 December, Neil Hunter's Deep Stall accident, Jack Cox, page 9

1993 July, Great Pumpkin becomes Pink Panter (Subaru Power), Jack Cox, page 36

1993 July, Velocity's California Connection, Mark Machado, page 66

1996 June, Flight Review Velocity, Ed Kolano, page 58

1997 November, Deep Stall Accident Report, , page 112

1998 January, Velocity XL Roll Response, Ed Konlano, page 96

1998 January, XL Flying Qualities, Ed Kolano, page 84

1999 May, Tim England's V6 Velocity, Jack Cox, page 38

2001 September, Dave Lincoln's Velocity, Jack Cox, page 48

2003 June, DeltaHawk Diesel, , page 26

2003 October, Velocity Dash 5, , page 23

2005 February, Kevin Steiner's Deception, Jack Cox, page 32

2006 December, Builder's Moments, Andy Millin, page 66

2010 April, CheVelocity Bill Mulrooney and Dan Horvath's N427, Budd Davisson, page 41

AC 43.13 Acceptable Methods

Cover Purpose Table of Contents
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CH1.1: Wood Structure Ch1.2: Health and Safety CH.3: Inspection CH1.4A: Repairs CH1.4B: Repairs Continued
CH1.5: Finishing
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CH2.1: Fabric Covering Ch2.2: Dope Ch2.3: Inspection CH2.4: Repairs
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Ch3.1: Composites Ch3.2: Metal Sandwich Repair CH3.3: Transparent Plastics Ch3.4: Windshields
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CH4.1: Metal Structure CH4.2: Testing CH4.3: Precautions Ch4.4: Repair CH4.5: Welding
CH4.6: Welding Safety
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CH5.1: ND Testing CH5.2: Visual Inspection CH5.3: Eddy Current CH5.4: Magnetic Particle CH5.5: Penetrant Inspection
CH5.6: X-Ray Inspection CH5.7:Untrasonic Inspection CH5.8: Tap Testing
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CH6.1: Corrosion Inspection CH6.2: Types of Corrosion CH6.3:Corrosion Protection CH6.4: Corrosion Maintenance CH6.5: Visual Inspection
CH6.6: Corrosion Removal CH6.7: Corrosion Removal CH6.8: Aluminum CH6.9: Magnesium CH6.10: Ferrous Metals _- CH6.11: Other Metals CH6.12: Plated Parts CH6.13: Corrosion Proofing CH6.14: Water Immersion
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CH7.1: Aircraft Hardware CH7.2: Screws CH7.3: Bolts CH7.4: Nuts CH7.5: Washers
CH7.6: Pins CH7.7: Safteying CH7.8: Control Cables CH7.9: Turnbuckles CH7.10: Turnbuckle Safety
CH7.11: Hardware Identification
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CH8.1: Engines, prop, fuel CH8.2: Fuel CH8.3: Exhaust CH8.4: Repairing Metal Props CH8.5: Inspecting Propellers
CH8.6: Propeller Tracking
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CH9.1: Aircraft Systems CH9.2: Hydraulic Systems CH9.3: Emergency Equipment CH9.4: Cabin Interior
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CH10.1: Weight and Balance CH10.2: Weighing Procedures
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CH11.1: Electrical Systems CH11.2: Storage Batteries CH11.4: Circuit Protection CH11.5: Wire Rating CH11.6: Wire Selection
CH11.7: Acceptable Wire CH11.8: Wire Installation CH11.9: Electrical Inspection CH11.10: Service Loop CH11.11: Clamping
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CH11.12: Wire Insulation CH11.13: Splicing CH11.14: Terminal Repairs CH11.15: Bonding CH11.16: Wire Marking
CH11.17: Connectors CH11.18: Conduits CH11.19: Unused Connectors CH11.20: Electrical Symbols
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CH12.1: Avionics CH12.2: Ground Checks CH12.3: Ground Checks 2 CH12.4: Test Equipment Glossary

Other

Koch Chart
Crosswind Chart

Pitch Trim and Pitch Stability by Larry Coen
NACA duct design requirements article
NACA Spreadsheets: nacascoop1.xls    Andy Millin



Grass Field operations tips from Waiter (John Wait)

Exhaust augmentation article by Buffalo Forge
Canard Pusher article on Deep Stall
Airventure Race article by Jack Watson</br> Air/Oil separator article by Don White

IO-540 Type Certificate
O-540 Type Certificate