March 31, 2015

No Gas

It’s always easy to ADD MORE STUFF to a design. The HARD part is TAKING STUFF AWAY. I remember the first time I saw X-Plane, and […]
March 23, 2015

Xavion Level-2

Check out Xavion at if you do not know what it is. OK done? All right. So all of my Xavion testing so far in […]
March 17, 2015

Patent-Trolling Victims

Hello! Being sued for “Patent Infringement” by a company called Uniloc for USING technology provided to me by Google, I have become aware of the how […]
March 11, 2015

Uniloc Lawsuit

As many of you know, a company called Uniloc recently sued me and a number of other companies for “Patent Infringement”. (You can learn about it […]
March 10, 2015

N844X Test Flight

So flying N844X is a different type of flying than I have ever done, and uses a rather large amount of fuel (25 gallons per hour […]
March 6, 2015

428X for Sale

Well, I can NOT own two airplanes at once, so I am having to sell 428X. If anyone wants a single-owner, always-hangared, meticulously-maintained Columbia-400 (I think […]
March 5, 2015

iPads at 25,000 ft

Apple says that iPads are good to at least 10,000 feet. But how much higher can they go? Xavion can detect and warn of cabin de-pressurization, […]
March 4, 2015

N844X Performance

This is very PRELIM performance for N844X. This is a Lancair Evolution, with a (non-standard) PT-6-42 engine. The engine normally used in the Lancair Evolution has […]
March 3, 2015

N844X Checklists

OK this one is boring, but if you like aircraft systems, then this might still interest you. This is my operating checklist for N844X! It just […]
March 2, 2015

Xavion Flight Test

So a thing I have been doing a lot recently is writing, testing, and tuning Xavion! Xavion is an App that I wrote to do everything […]
March 1, 2015

Low Pressure

OK so I was flying West to East in the winter in my Columbia-400 and the Garmin-1000 winds-aloft page showed 100-knot tailwinds up high. (Real high: […]
February 27, 2015


So this is cool! Someone is finally doing a documentary about Burt Rutan! And (it gets even cooler!) it is being funded as a KickStarter project! […]
February 23, 2015


This adventure is LONG, and maybe boring, but full of information! Many might be bored and should stop now, but anyone interested in experimental aviation construction […]
February 9, 2015


This is an actual Patent: Reality alternate WO 2011149558 A3 ABSTRACT The invention reconceptualizes current and new technology to provide an Alternate “human success” Reality […]
February 7, 2015


So I am spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and years of my life trying to prove that Uniloc did not invent a […]
February 1, 2015

Don’t Do This It Doesn’t Work

My favorite session at the old Mac-Hack computer programming conventions I used to go to was called “Don’t Do This It Doesn’t Work”. It was a […]
January 11, 2015

N844X Build log

What if you took an 850-hp Pratt and Whitney PT-6a Turbine and put it on a 100% carbon-fiber airframe? What would happen? Well, this: A 5,000+ […]
January 5, 2015


Recently I have pretty much stopped watching fiction as it is largely a waste of time. We certainly don’t find out what is going on in […]
November 18, 2014


A B-17 bomber goes flying over my house so I run out the local airport to see it. Turns out you can buy a ticket for a […]
September 20, 2014

The REAL Jurassic Park

So it turns out that chimps are still being used for medical research. Why care? Certainly, they are often MADE sick and GIVEN diseases, for simply for […]
August 5, 2014

No Data

“Whatever goes wrong with tomorrow’s flight, it WON’T be access to data.” These were among my last words to my wife that evening as I settled […]
March 7, 2014

I care

Is this an adventure? No. But I am publishing it anyway, because I care. (And I will never eat at Jimmy-Johns… I would rather go hungry) […]
December 18, 2013

Giving Back

X-Plane has done well enough for me to pay my bills, so now I am giving the extra back. Here are some of the projects that […]
August 7, 2013


OK so a car called the Ferrari 599-GTB was making a lap across North America, stopping at Ferrari clubs along the way, with a driver from […]