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Exp Vol 1 No 1 Jan 1981

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EAA Experimenter Volume 1, Number 1
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THE
HOMEBUILDERS
Corner 
byPAUIH
POBfRE1NY 
President Experimental Aircraft Association 
In the
eyes of
its membership,
an
organization
isexpected to lead,
guide
and
administer
.
It
is expectedto be knowledgeable
andsupportthemanyand
variedcauses
of
its
membership
.
At times one
could
almost
liken
it
to,"I paid my dues,
and
want
to
let
George
do
the
work," or,"
Let the organization save
us."
This
isreally not enough.
The
success of
any
organization depends on several
things
-
leadership
,
whether
it
be
at
the
international, national
or
Chapter
level;
the
recom
mendations
of
the
leadership
being weighed in
the
mindsof its members
and the
members
participating in
making changes for
the
welfare of all.As I've
so
often said,across
this
desk comes a
wealth
of
information.
In
fact,
sometimes
it
is
overwhelmingand
quite
often to
the
point where one wonders where
aviation
is going.
The
opinions of those involved
in
aviation,
whether
it
be
the
pilot,
the
owner,
the
mechanic,or
the
leaders of
other
organizations,
are
so
varied
that
it
is most difficult
at
times
,to
understand
if aviation
will grow, or
if
we will ever achieve
the
success we hopefor.I
think
one of
the
goals
and
duties
of
your
organiza
tion
is to keep
the
membersinformed
...
to
present
the
problems to you
and have
you
use your
own views
and
ideas, pro or con, to
reach
logical conclusions.
We
certainly
realize
here
at
Headquarters
that
full agree
ment
with
our
views will not be expressed by all, however, I would like to
assure
you
that
we
do
a
great
dealof
homework.
We
have
a much
broader
experience
inmany
of
the
areasthan
those who write to us saying,"
Stick
to
your
area
of aviation," realize.
It
takes
many
years
of
reading,
participating and
involvement
to
have
a
great
understanding
of
the
problems of
all
of
aviation
.
Whether
we
build
,fly for fun or
transportation, whether
we
are
a professional pilot,we
usethe same
air
traffic
system.
We
have the same
responsibility to each
other
.
Unfortunately
,
there
is
really
no
distinction
conveyedto
the
public when
articles
relative
to
aviation
or pilotsdo
not
identify whom or
what segment
they
are talking
about.
Recent
articles
appearing
in
many national
papers
have given
the
public
an
impression
that
our skilledairline
pilots
are
falling asleep
in
the
cockpit,
are
flying
in
a fatigued condition or
that
our
FAA controllers
are
overworked
and
fatigued
and
ready
to
cause
an
ac
cident
-
these
unfair
stories
do
not reflect
well on
them, aviation and
all of us involved
in
aviation.Sometimes I
think
those who
present
these
philoso
phies
have
too much education
and not
enough practical experience.
If
it
were only
the amateur-built, antique, ultra
light,
or
warbird
airplane
that
was
our
concern,our
task
would be much
simpler
.However,
after
you open
that
throttleand
become
airborne
,
it
then
becomes
another
ball
game
-
one
we all
share
in.
Let
's
have
a
safeand
enjoyable New
Year
...
and
you fellow
Canadian
EAAers,how
about
some news? You
have
a lot going for you.And to
the gentleman
from
Montana
who rode
the
bus to
the
1980 Oshkosh
event carryingthe
metal
model
mounted
on
weathered
wood of my Waco glider I flew
as
a
young
lad, I
appreciate
and
treasure
it. Will you
send
me
your
name?
In the rush
of
the
fly-in I failed to ask.
My
apologies.
PRESIDENT'S LETTER
By
John
Ballantyne 
EAA
161547,
UL 8 
First,
our
aircraft didn't
fly
very
well. Who couldexpect more? So
little
information
was
available aboutthe
dynamics of
ultralight
flight
andvibration
fatigue,
engine adaption
and
so on. As we solved
these unknowns
we found
ourselves
somewhat
displaced
in
the
flying
community since
our
needs
and
problems were
somewhatin
between
hang
gliders
andgeneral aviation
aircraft.This
problem was magnified by
the
lack of cohesion
and
poor communications
between the
U. S.
Hang
GlidingAssociation,
the
FAA,
the manufacturersand the
pilotsthemselves.
We
now
have
made
a big step
through the
formationof
the
EAA
Ultralight
Association. You
are
holding
the
first magazine which
has
only one goal -to
servethe
ultralight
pilot with
information.
The
EAA
Ultralight
Association is devoted to
the
promotion
of
safe,
ultralight
flight
...
to cooperate
with
andassist
government's
role
in regulating
ultralight
aviation
...
to promote
and
encourage safety
in
the
design,
construction
and
operation of all types of
ultralight
aircraft and
...
to promote
and
encourage
grass
roots
research
and
development in connection with
ultralight
aircraft.
Many
pilots,
however
,
seem to
forget
the
personal
responsibility which is
shared
by
us
all.
For instance,
an
abuse
of
our use
of
airspace
in some
part
of
the
coun
2
tryreverberates throughout
the
U.S.
and
affects eachone of us.
It
is
time
for us to become more
aware
of
our
coIlective
action
and
to
rapidly
evolve
into
a
mature,
intelligent
group of informed pilots.
An
excellent cata
lyst
for
this
evolution
is
through
full
use
of
this
national
magazine
and
in
the
EAA
Ultralight
Association's
ability
to
speak in
our
favor. You
have
the
responsibility to inform
us of your
wishes
andintentions
.You
also
need to
participate
by
joiningthe
rapidly increas
ing
membership
and
to
locally
join
forces with
an
EAA
Ultralight
Association
chapter
.I
speak
for
allof
the
directors
and
officers
when
I
urge
you to
communicate
and participate
with
us
by providing effective
guidance
to
ourparticular
field of
aviation.
 
ULTRA 10l1T
PUBLICATION
OF
THE EAA ULTRALIGHT ASSN.
VOL. 1
NO.1
OFFICERSANDDIRECTORS
PRESIDENT
John
Ballantyne
P.O. Box 3700Simi Valley, CA 93063805/581-3395
VICE PRESIDENTS
Lucky Campbell
10250 North
19
Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021602/944-1655Dennis Pagen1184 Oneida
StreetState
College, PA 16801814/234-1987
P.o. BOX 229, HALES CORNERS,
WI
53130
JANUARY
1981
COPYRIGHT 1981 BY THE EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSN., INC.
ALL
RIGHTS RESERVED
ON
THE
COVER
FRONT COVER
...
Gary Evans, EAA
154507,
of Waukegan. Illinois
won
the first ever EAA Grand ChampionUltralight
trophy
with this Fledge
II
at OshkoSh '80.(Photo by Jack Cox)
BACK
COVER
...
John Moody
cruises overhead inhis powered Icarus
II
on a cold December day in
1975.
See story on page
6.
(Photo
by
Jack Cox)
COlllEllls
Robert
D.
RingP.O.
Box
101
Berwick,
ME 03901207/698-5729
2
SECRETARY/TREASURER
Marvin
J.
Zellmer
2
.
127 West
Thurston Avenue,
Apt. 2
Milwaukee,
WI
53218414/463-1510
DIRECTORS
Lyle Byrum
5
070 Linda Vista
Drive
San
Marcos, CA
93069714/744-1514
Tracy Knauss
P.O. Box 6009
Chattanooga,
TN 37401615/867-4970
6
Dave
Starbuck
752
Norwood
RoadDowingtown, PA 19335215/269-5109Don
Stewart
11420 Route 165Salem,
OH
44460216/332-0865
1
0
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.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
John
R.
Weaver,
III
12530 Locu
st
Olathe,
KS
66062913/782-9334
ASSISTANT EDITOR
Gene
R.
ChaseP.O. Box 229Hales Corners,
WI
53130414/425-4860
Readers are
encouraged
to
submit
stories and
photographs.Policy
opinions
expressed
in
articles
are
solely
those of theauthors. Responsibility for accuracy in reporting rests entirely
with
the
contributor.
Material
should
be sent to
John
R.
Weaver,
111,12530
Locust, Olathe,
KS
66062.
ADVERTISING -EAA
Ultralight
Assn. does
not
guaranteeorendorse
any
product
offered
through our
advertising.
We
invite constructive
criticism
and
welcome
any
report
ofinferior
merchandise obtained through
our
advertising
so
that corrective
measures can
be
taken.
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