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 Vortex Generators    Performance Enhancement for Light Aircraft
 
 
  
 
 

 

 
Welcome to STOLSPEED Vortex Generators!
 
 
Please explore all of this website and learn a whole lot about:
 
- The benefits of Vortex Generators (VGs) in general
- The special advantages of Stolspeed VGs   
- The Truth about Leading Edge Slats  
- Flight Testing your aircraft  
and 

 Outback Flying Adventures.  

Lots more to come.

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Recent Updates


Sep 2016 - Have a look at Bob Stuart's work in filling that cut-away on his 701. Brilliant job!
                   Go to
http://www.stolspeed.com/cut-away and scroll down 'til you get to it.


Jan 2016 - Greeted the New Year 2016 with a dawn flight.
                   Took off at exactly 0432, legal first light at Kilcoy, Qld. Australia.
                    Climbed to 5500ft and met the rising sun over Lake Somerset.


  


                                                     Kilcoy Airfield at dawn 2016.

Dec 2015  - Back home again.  

Sept 2015 - JG is away on another flying/roadtrip in the USA.
                    Follow the story at http://jgflyingroadtrip2015.blogspot.com/

Aug 2015  - Read a thorough flight testing and analysis of Stolspeed VGs on an RV6.

May 2015   - I really enjoy this new wind/weather map. 
                       
https://www.windyty.com/?950h,50.233,-90.791,3   
                     
Search the different altitudes for head/tail winds.  
                     Try FL300 (9000m) for fun.....  
                        https://www.windyty.com/?300h,47.695,-102.393,3

                     Call up different overlays for cloud, rain, snow, etc.
                     Scroll and zoom in for local details.
                     Type a location in the search box for a detailed local 5 day forecast
                      Like this for my home in Australia:
                        
https://www.windyty.com/spot/location/-26.981/152.565?750h,-26.982,153.582, 
                      I particularly like the cloud graphic.

Jan 1 2015 - I wasn't able to do my traditional New Years morning flight this year.
                      I had dreamed of doing that flight in the USA, looking over the Trinity Site, in New Mexico,
                      where the first atomic bomb was exploded.  
                      But I couldn't get my visa extended, so flew that site in October instead.
                      Can't fly right over the site because it's in the restricted White Sands Missile Test Area,
                      But this photo is looking in toward the site.


It's not really that dark down there, it's just the camera exposing to the sun and bright sky....
    

                    


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Dec 2014 -    Back in Australia again, after a great trip in the USA.
                       There's now a story covering this trip at:
                        http://jgflyingroadtrip2014.blogspot.com/


Telluride Colorado airstrip, altitude 9,070ft.


June 2014 -  JG is in the USA again.  
                      This time helping a friend build a Savannah kit near Denver, 
                       then continuing a flying/road trip around the western states
                       with his ultralight in a trailer.
                       Had so much fun last time, just had to do it again!

                               

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19 Dec 2013 - I just discovered this wind graphic and find it fascinating!
 Earth Wind Map  

1 October 2013 - JG has just come home from another flying/roadtrip in the USA.  
                             http://jgflyingroadtrip2013.blogspot.com.au/.


View 2013 Flying/Roadtrip 

8 July 2013 - Detailed flight testing of Stolspeed VGs on an RV6.

2 May 2013 - Tuft testing VGs on an FK14 Polaris http://www.stolspeed.com/fk14-polaris

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Mar/Dec 2012 - JG has been travelling the USA with a Kolb FireFly ultralight in a trailer.

To see the story and photos go to  http://jgwalkaboutusa.blogspot.com.au/
       



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Aug 2011 - Map of airstrips within 1km of pubs and food, and fly-in resorts

Jul 2011 - New Horizontal Stabilizer for the 701


Jul 2011 - Max Tedesco and Eric Giles have joined to market Max's latest design, the 'Vision'.

                  Have a look at http://www.worldaircraftco. com/Spirit.html 


Jul 2011 - Video of VGs in action on a Wheeler Express - CT


Jun 2011 - Flight to Western Australia


Mar 2011 - Origins of the 701 and Savannah designs

Mar 2011 - The PegaStol retractable slat wing?? 

Mar 2011 - CH701 Cut-Away over the cabin

Mar 2011 - See VGs in action over Mt Everest

Feb 2011 - New Prop Test Comparisons


Jan 2011 - First Flight 2011 and around Tasmania photos


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Jul 2010 - Flight to The Centre of Australia

Jun 2010 - Thermostat for Rotax 912

 

Jan 2010 - First Flight 2010

 

Mar 2010 - We've moved. New email and mailing address

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Sep 09 -
 Detailed Flight Testing Slats vs VGs

Sep 09 - Tailwinds to Birdsville and Back

May 09 - Tailwinds to the Nullarbor

Apr 09 -  Rans S7 or Savannah ??? .

Apr 09 -  Opening windows on the S7.

Apr 09 -  Carrying a bicycle in the Savannah, Bike on Board .

Mar 09 -  Water Everywhere, a flight to the Channel Country to see the flood.

Jan 09 -    Jabiru results page.

Jan 09 -  First flight 2009.   


 
 

Since so many of us who fly sport aviation,
are at that stage of life when we need our reading glasses
to see the computer screen properly,
I've written this site in large bold print to make it easier!

There's lots more coming to this website in the coming years.

As you can see, this isn't a very 'flash' website, and that's just the way I wanted it.
I'm not impressed by gee-whiz websites with big claims, always pushing to 'Buy Now!!'
This site is for information sharing, and there are 120 pages of real-life information in here.
I apologize if it's not as easy as could be to navigate, but with this much info it's difficult.
I've done all the website design myself, and that's been a struggle....
  
I'm only a beginning 'computer flyer'
 and my interest is more in the workshop and in the air than at the keyboard
so it's a big learning curve...
  
Please be patient and stay tuned.
Lots more to come.
  
JG
  
  
  
Note:
This is a ‘living’ website designed with Shout software provided by MediaShaker. 
The site will be frequently updated with new information and stories for all flyers.
So put it in your ‘Favorites’ folder and stay tuned!

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