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TEST TEAM AT WORK – January 27, 2022

TEST TEAM AT WORK – January 27, 2022

The Switchblade engine test team is hard at work wringing out the new Samson 3 engine and propeller setup. In yesterday's work, we tuned multiple times from idle up to 8,300 rpm. In the image below...

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GEARS CAME EARLY!! – January 18, 2022

GEARS CAME EARLY!! – January 18, 2022

Our final gears for the gearbox came early, so we changed gears. (Bad pun, bad!) We did pull the motor after the initial prop test and removed the gearbox case to get at the gears inside. We then...

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MORE PROGRESS – January 04, 2022

MORE PROGRESS – January 04, 2022

We mounted the remote water pump (black object in lower right corner of the image), and added temporary hose clamps to the intercooler piping. These clamps can be used for flight, but we may replace...

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