Welcome Velocity Enthusiasts
The Velocity Owners and Builders Association (VOBA) is dedicated to the safe building and flying of Velocity Aircraft. VOBA will promote the interests of Velocity owners and builders and represent our type of aircraft in the larger aviation community.
VOBA is a member of the Type Club Coalition (TCC). The TCC was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for the purpose of sharing information among the various aircraft-specific organizations.
The Velocity Owners and Builders Association encourages you to check out all useful sources of information on Velocity Aircraft, such as the factory's web site, the Velocity Wiki, the Facebook group, and the Reflector archive.
The Velocity Dinner at Oshkosh
Join us for the Velocity Dinner on Wednesday at AirVenture Oshkosh.
Our annual gathering at Oshkosh has become so big and popular that we have moved it to a catered location. (Same as last year.)
- It is close to the AirVenture show, at the SOS Brothers "beer balloon."
- Easy walk; near parking and bus stops.
- We will ll have a private tent, with tables and chairs
- Cash bar located adjacent to our dinner site
The price is the same as last year: $30 per person. Early registrations cost just $20 if paid by July 12th. The gathering starts at 5:00 pm and includes dinner at 6pm. We can use the tent through 9pm.
Map to the dinner event
Velocity News Summer 2019 issue available!
In this issue:
- What you don't know . . .
- Wingtip LED Navigation Lights
- Puffin 2
- So This Happened…
- First Flight
- My Remote Engine Heater Switch Box
- The Art of Unnecessary Engineering
- 20 Years Ago
- Aircraft Updates
A big thank-you to all of our contributors:
- Jeremy Solomon
- David Orr
- Bayard duPont
- Don Johnston
- Glenn Falkenberg
- Andy Millin
- Hiroo Umeno
- Jeffrey Richmond
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Conversations on the Forum
Oil Cooler Tubing . . . I have 1/2" lines and plan to replace the return line with 5/8". What grade of tubing do I use? Does it come in straight lengths, or coiled up? Which is better? I also will replace the braided line that connects to . . .
Nose Landing Light . . . I am very unhappy with the light output of my nose cone mounted landing and taxi light so I want to build in some LED lights. I am not prepared to install LEDs in the leading edge of the canard at this point (I might add them in the future) so I would like to modify the existing lights. The picture below shows the landing spot light installed at . . .
Laser Main Gear Toe Alignment . . . I remember reading where a fellow VOBA-er did his main gear alignment using a laser level. I cannot seem to find that reference in the forum or in my numerous and overflowing notes so I am coming up for air and asking for help… I now need to do the measurements… As per the write up (If I could find it) I rolled the airplane forward 15 feet and then lifted only the nose . . . .
76 new forum messages this week.
Up through the ice
Kent Farney flies his highly-capable Velocity from southern California to Kansas. Along the way he picks up some ice. A beautiful video with background music showing this flight from multiple perspectives.
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