February 9, 2015


This is an actual Patent: https://www.google.com/patents/WO2011149558A3?cl=en&dq=ininventor:%22Daniel+H.+Abelow%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mSHZVMmYKoufyAToq4G4Dg&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA Reality alternate WO 2011149558 A3 ABSTRACT The invention reconceptualizes current and new technology to provide an Alternate “human success” Reality […]
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 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! […]
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: […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 23, 2015

Xavion Level-2

Check out Xavion at www.Xavion.com if you do not know what it is. OK done? All right. So all of my Xavion testing so far in […]
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 […]
April 2, 2015


OK so I just do not like any of the driving sims available for iPhone! The graphics are great on RealRacing, but the physics just are […]
April 13, 2015

An Open Letter to Congress

Dear Senator or Congressman: Some years ago, living in a cheap apartment by my local airport, I wrote X-Plane, a flight simulator that has since grown […]
May 9, 2015


OK so a number of times when I have been flying N844X I have been flying along (usually climbing) and heard a sudden BANG! It is […]
May 20, 2015

My Experiences Fighting Patent Trolls

[iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/NbyW_QS8Ef8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen][/iframe] See more stories from people fighting paten trolls at TrollFighter.com.
June 3, 2015

They OWN it.

I am making a documentary about the United States Patent System. As part of my research, I have subscribed to a very low-cost service that shows […]
June 15, 2015

Zero Percent

There is a pretty big argument going right now about Patent Trolls, and for many people, the fundamental point that it (very rightly) boils down to […]
July 9, 2015

See for Yourself

As I have talked about Patent Trolling, many people have said that they just can not believe that it is really TRUE that lawyers just create […]
August 30, 2015

Amazon and Wile E Coyote

OK let’s look at what Patents are in the REAL WORLD. Space-X is currently building rockets that will soon be landing routinely on boats and other […]
August 31, 2015


Everybody always asks, and nobody ever understands, how the propeller beta and reverse models work in X-Plane. So here we go. Everything I am about to […]
September 2, 2015

We Are Being Sued for Putting Our App on Android

We, at Laminar Research, are being sued by a company called Uniloc (just merged with a company called The Marathon patent Group) for putting X-Plane on […]