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!!!
Added: May 4, 2015
Submitted by Name: Paul Godfrey From: London, England E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thank you SO much for sharing your blog. I have been thinking of building a helicopter for a few years, but really need a 4 seater and the Velocity looks amazing. And 200mph? What more can you ask for?
What can I say. You are amazing. I am incredibly jealous. You have re-invigorated my passion to build an aircraft.
Admin reply: Thanks Paul!
There's no sense waiting. All that does is push back the finish date.
I would like to build a Rotorway. But that would be just for playing around.
Added: November 8, 2014
Submitted by Name: Russ S From: Enterprise, AL E-mail: Contact
Comments: So, you are in Panama City? I would love an opportunity to se your work. I am about 80 miles up the road.
Admin reply: Well, not yet. Should be arriving next week. But the Velocity is now in Sebastian, FL. I'm not sure how long until it's finished.
Added: August 31, 2014
Submitted by Name: Todd Reynolds From: Dripping Springs, Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: I just read your story to date and am impressed. Frankly I think one could build the aircraft from right here. I am planning to get involved myself soon and only just getting started. I have never flown and have no training so am researching at this point. However this is my newest goal and I am really looking forward to it. Will be returning here for updates. Bondo? I loved it! I see a lot of what appears to be wood glassed over. Is that correct? Would it be feasible to use aluminum where possible?
Added: March 25, 2014
Submitted by Name: Bart Verhaegen From: Ghent, Belgium E-mail: Contact
you just do not talk about it, you build it. Congratulations. I continue to follow your blog.
Admin reply: Thank you. I appreciate the kind thoughts.
Added: December 8, 2013
Submitted by Name: Luis Luciano From: Newport, RI E-mail: Contact
Comments: I've been reviewing your builder's log since we met this summer and gaining very valuable information for my built... keep up the great work!