Monthly Archives: June 2011

Modern Renaissance Man

IsaacNewton_BrianMay

Do you see an uncanny physical resemblance between these two scientists?  The one on the left, is of course, Isaac Newton.  Among other things, he is known for creating calculus (independently along with Liebniz), but not telling anyone about it for 30 years (because no one asked).  He changed modern physics as most of us know it today; his theories ... Read More »

Avro’s Flight Simulator (X-Plane)

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Is it my new home video game?  Not quite, this is the flight simulator for the CF105 Avero Arrow project (described in my last blog). It runs X-Plane, which allows engineers to fully simulate any aircraft, with a lot of programming and configuration. I’m sure they will accept you as a volunteer if you want to contribute some C language ... Read More »

The CF-105 Avro Arrow

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In Calgary, Alberta, a group of volunteers gathers every Tuesday night in a private hanger to build a build a 2/3 scale piloted replica of the CF-105 Avro Arrow (within the limits of Canadian recreational aircraft legislation). The original Arrow was one, if not “the”, most advanced aircraft in its day.  However, its cancellation was announced on 20 February 1959. ... Read More »