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Belly tank

Posted on August 29th, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

There it is , on its way to become a part of the plane. Finally I adopted the idea of a main short and strong spar inside the belly tank, that take the load of the fuel tank, and has its load shared with the  internal bulkheads. One attach poiRead more

News, no news?

Posted on August 26th, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

Summer time in Spain, is almost vacation. August is the worst month to do business, but for tourists. So no news from the spanish polar committee, not even a letter, an answer, or a ¨will¨. This is quite disturbing because most of the work yeRead more


Posted on August 6th, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

Casey is the first field I would land at Antarctica. There, I would refuel the plane to fly over the south Pole and then direct to Marambio. That Casey landing will provide me a lot of reserve fuel, would the winds shift the wrong way. Anyhow, Read more

More on skis

Posted on August 6th, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

You can see how beautiful is the RV8 on skis. The RVs are  really a workhorse, for everything. Thanks to the photos of Jean Pierre Boni, we can have a nice view on them Thank you Jean Pierre!

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Posted on July 30th, 2015 by Michel Gordillo

At Mogadouro I was asked about skis for the antarctic flight. Then came across my mind an interesting idea: the skis can be used, not only to land or take off, but also for taxiing. Would I have an emergency landing and get damage that would preveRead more