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I just blew 10 hours today reading your entire build process and examining the images. I've wanted a Velocity since I first found out about them in 2011 or so. Not too long ago they announced a Velocity V-Twin, which is probably what I'll end up with.

Your story resonated with me as well. I too come from an IT background, and am now an electrical engineer. I've been in love with the Beech Starship I since I was a boy...I was sad when they went out of production and became so rare. I had been looking at a Long-EZ at one point too. I've been flying since 1996, licensed since 1999 (weeeeird...), but no IFR rating yet.

I greatly appreciate your build blog. I trust it will help me avoid many of the time sinks you ran into, granted a twin is going to introduce it's own array of headaches.


Added: March 21, 2018
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Hello Don,
I have been following your build since about 2007 when I met you at a Cisco class in Schaumberg. I am a pilot and really enjoyed following your build. What a great build and what a insight in what it takes to build a homebuilt and to take it a few levels above the normal build. Hope to run into you and your plane sometime at Oshkosh.


Added: January 12, 2018
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I built my Velocity XL in 2002. I have been getting by with the original Matco brakes (B600XT) since then. They worked, but not as well as I wanted. The were spongy after warming up. I have ordered parts from Matco for years and have not heard of the brake conversion. Your article got me to convert to the "high energy" (B600XTE) brakes. The results are great with better braking and less fade. The brakes do not get near as hot with normal braking as the old ones. I would advise that Velocity folks consider the upgrade. Thanks for your efforts.

Admin reply: Glad my research was helpful.

I've never flown with the non high energy brakes so I can't make an apples to apples comparison.

But my Velocity stops pretty quick if I get on the brakes hard. And the heat from the disc's is almost non-existent.


Added: January 27, 2017
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Hi Don. I have been keeping my plane at the same airport as you just north of PC (Cherokee 180). I just sold it and will be buying a Velocity. I would love to chat with you when you have some time.

Thanks. Can't wait to see your velocity.

Tom


Added: June 12, 2016
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Ive been studying your blog and getting some great ideas for my build. Was wondering how the door handles turned out and if you have the interior completed?

Admin reply: No... No interior yet. I'm not completely in love with how they will look. I'll be putting the door panels on soon and I'll post some pictures.


Added: October 29, 2015
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Read your post on the fuel injector problem. I had a very similar problem with a clogged injector after flying for about 100 hours. I have never seen anything in my fuel filter but my condition inspection includes the removal and cleaning of the injectors. I use a small ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with some MEK in a small glass dish works great I have over 1200 hrs on the Velocity.

Added: October 26, 2015
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Awesome and very cool! Congratulations on getting the Skylane Killer home! LOL!!! Ronda and I can't wait to come and see it!

Added: September 26, 2015
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Don, after watching your progress while we were both living in Illinois, and sweating through tough questions about the various problems that always come up, it is awesome to see the first flight come to fruition!! Congratulations, you deserve many accolades!!

Added: July 19, 2015
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Hi Don, we were in Sabastian a couple of weeks back and Scott Swing had me look at your shrouding for couling the engine. Any chance I can talk with you? We are doing the exact same thing. btw VERY nice bird u have!

Added: July 17, 2015
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Don, Great to see this project come to fruition! I'm so excited for you and cannot wait to get a ride. Well, that is after the solo's and all the other time necessary to ensure it is truly a flying machine. Truly awesome!!!! Best to Ann

Added: July 13, 2015
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