Submitted by Name: Bill Hawley From: Moab, UT E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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
Submitted by Name: Tom From: Panama City Fl E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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.
Added: June 12, 2016
Submitted by Name: Michael Baron From: Milwaukee E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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
Submitted by Name: Jack Sheehan From: Seaford, VA E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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
Submitted by Name: Lynn Hadler From: Gainesboro, TN
Comments: 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
Submitted by Name: Lynn Hadler From: GAINESBORO, Tn E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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!!
Comments: 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
Submitted by Name: M. Buchmann From: Chicago
Comments: 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
Submitted by Name: James Conaway From: Phoenix, AZ E-mail: Contact
Comments: Congrats on receiving your air worthless certificate. You are an example of consistency and discipline.
Admin reply: I hope that was an auto-correct error. Because I'm going to be really sad if I have an "air worthless" certificate.
Comments: Don - everytime I read your blog I learn something new. Just read about your experience removing window scratches (of which I have a few of my own) and your recommendation. This is another piece of information that I will be applying to my build. Thanks for keeping such a great detailed build log!!!