September 3, 2015

The Thorium Solution

On September 12, 1932, a man named Leo Szilard was wanted to walk across the street in London. But the “walk” light across the street was […]
September 4, 2015


Lancairs and Teslas are two of my favorite things in the world. But you know the old thing about chocolate and peanut-butter: Combine them and they […]
September 5, 2015

Global Warming

Since 1958, scientist Charles Keeling has been measuring atmospheric CO2 levels from an observatory on Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Those measurements are still going on today. Here […]
September 6, 2015

How They Lie to You

OK this is an unpleasant title and an unpleasant discussion compared to flying, but like: ->Thorium Nuclear Power (and it’s ability to save us), ->Patent-Trolling (and […]
June 14, 2016

844X Ups and Downs

OK plenty of stuff has gone wrong with my Evolution (N844X… Google it for pics), but the only way any of this can be WORTH IT […]
July 1, 2016

Time-Travel: My ROCKET experiments!

OK we are starting to overhaul and cleaning out some of my old left-over posts there, but some of this stuff is a little bit […]
July 1, 2016

Time-Travel: My ROCKET flights!

An old bit of soon to be tossed in the trash we we update the site to be more professional, so I save the post […]
July 1, 2016

Time-Travel: Vertical Power

OK I am cleaning old posts out of but this is one that I never want to forget, or for that matter for anyone else […]
September 12, 2016

Actually, loser-pays is a bit more dangerous than I thought!

I recently sold N428X, my Columbia-400 (once N844X, my Evolution, was ready for flight). The buyer had his agent ->inspect the airplane, ->inspect the various paperwork […]
September 12, 2016

PT-6 Operation

So people say that turbine engines, compared to recips, put out lot of power, but use more fuel. That’s sort of like saying that the Titanic […]
January 5, 2017

X-Plane 11 flight-model improvements

New flight-modeling stuff done recently for 11.00: Thanks to a few hundred hours of flight experience in my Lancair Evolution so far, I am really improving […]
June 15, 2017

Xavion display: WAKE TURBULENCE!

OK so about two weeks ago I was flying along at 16,500 in N844X coming out of a pretty major airport and an MD-80 sailed silently […]
August 15, 2017

How To Make a Movie

So there is this IDEA of people making indi-style documentaries about their own experiences or knowledge areas. But how do you make a movie? I mean, […]
August 21, 2017

The atmosphere of the Sun

OK so we all knew the eclipse was coming and I planned to se it from the ground because why not? The total even would last […]
October 7, 2017

3 things went wrong

OK I was off to Vermont on a business trip where a bunch of things would go wrong with the trip and here they are. Each […]
May 7, 2018

The Rolling Wind Tunnel!

OK it turns out that my teachers in college, a ton of engineering textbooks, and the internet in general all seem to understand what wings do. […]
September 27, 2018

Hurricane Florence!

OK so one of my fondest memories so far in N844X was zooming up to high altitude to see the solar eclipse with some friends: It […]
September 27, 2018

New ADSB Xavion Weather modes!

OK when I fly with my Garmin G900x I get Sirius-XM weather in flight and it is amazing: I can see everything before it happens. BUT, […]
September 27, 2018

Now for the look-back: How has Xavion served me so far?

November 8, 2018

Latest N844X checklist

OK this may be boring as HECK for almost everyone reading this so… SORRY! If you do NOT own an Evolution or Turbine single then maybe […]
February 7, 2019

Xavion for eVTOL

OK some of you read the post on my work on the electric VeTOL project AVA: That showed the airplane, but what about the AVIONICS? Avionics […]
February 21, 2019

Apple and Patents

So we all know that Apple collects insane numbers of patents. Including a PATENT FOR A PAPER BAG: But how is Apple AFFECTED by patents? […]
March 4, 2019

Xavion-installed flight-test

March 4, 2019

7:00 AM B-17 to Augusta

So there I was, coding X-Plane and Xavion same as always when I learned that a B-17 was touring the SouthEast and stopping into my local […]