Cascade Business News

Update – April 9, 2021

Update – April 9, 2021

ENGINE POWER SHAFT COMPLETED - April 9, 2021 This shaft takes power out of the engine, and transfers it to the propeller through a chain drive gear reduction unit. We opted for a chain drive, as it...

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Update – April 7, 2021

Update – April 7, 2021

PROP SHAFT TAKES SHAPE - April 7, 2021 The first of two shafts we just received was mated up to other parts and made into a sub-assembly ready to be installed in the vehicle. You can see what this...

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Update – April 5, 2021

Update – April 5, 2021

WE RECEIVED THE LAST TWO PARTS!! - April 5, 2021 The last two of 256 parts needed for the engine change-over were received, and will be made into sub-assemblies prior to installation on the engine...

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Update – April 1, 2021

Update – April 1, 2021

FINALIZING SUSPENSION HARDWARE - April 1, 2021 Nick Yakola is swapping out some of the hardware for the rear landing gear. Nick had earlier installed the limit straps to prevent the landing gear to...

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Update – March 29, 2021

Update – March 29, 2021

ELECTRICAL CLEANUP - March 29, 2021 Phillip Mikula, Electronics Tech at Samson, has been working to clean up the electrical wiring in the cockpit, as we found we could remove much of the wiring...

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Update – March 25, 2021

Update – March 25, 2021

CHECKING ROUND - March 25, 2021 The Switchblade duct was fitted after reducing some interference points with the newly massaged tube frame. We then pulled out a wheel-shaped fixture that we use to...

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Update – March 23, 2021

Update – March 23, 2021

ENGINE FINAL MOUNTING - March 23, 2021 The new 3-cylinder engine is mounted in the Switchblade engine bay. We are waiting for the two drive shafts to set the exact location of the engine, but in the...

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Update – March 19, 2021

Update – March 19, 2021

NEW ENGINE, NEW MUFFLERS - March 19, 2021 The production engine for the Switchblade has a different sound than the V4 test engine and slightly different needs for a muffler. We chose a muffler...

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