Entries by Chip

SNF Best Ultralight of the Show!

Airshows back-to-back, travel to Europe and Dayton and more coming. Getting things done makes everything better. So on to the update of what is getting done now. The new fuel system has been the priority. I thought it was done as the design was settled and all the parts made, including the custom rubber gasket. […]

News From the Czech Republic!

I know it’s been a while, but I don’t write just to hear myself type. It has not been long since my last visit to CZ however, the next batch of Merlins is about ready to ship plus I need to follow up on Merlin Lite production. And I was invited to this symposium in […]

Back to the New World

They let me back into USA. Shocking, I know. Back in Florida now after nearly 2 months in Europe. No idea where my luggage went. Same luggage was lost 5 days on the way to Spain. Now pushing 5 days back in USA and still not delivered. My plan was to go to Alabama right […]

Plenty of News From the Old World

Happy New Year! I have been in Europe since Thanksgiving now. Working mostly on the Merlin, Merlin Lite, and Merlin II, with a visit to Spain to work on the TrueLite. Kinda looking forward to getting back to Florida for a bit of warmer weather. But I bought a one-way ticket here and am not […]

Lawn Ornaments

This post is dedicated to all my customers that expected to be builders but never really got started due to a handful of missing parts. A better description is most of those parts were not really fully ready to release. So, my bad for shipping aircraft I assumed could be finished and flown quickly. That […]


I moved from Aviad in Spain to Tech Pro Aviation in Olomouc, Czech Republic. I have a ton of work to do here as usual as I work side-by-side with Martin on a long topic list. For example: Controlling the next 3 containers of Merlin’s for shipment. Sorting painting specs for next aircraft shipment. Checking […]


Some customers claim that I have been slow to deliver. And they would be right. Some claim not only have I been slow but ridiculously and unacceptable slow. They are also right. And the ones that are not claiming that I have been slow are most certainly thinking about it. I am sure at least […]

TrueLite Update

Aviad has set up a new production facility in Spain. Parts are now being made. Here is a short video from Francesco: https://youtu.be/TY7Gi4w5Zho   Not sure if you can read this but Francesco’s work plan is below: Our plan is to have the first kits in USA in February to assemble and fly to and […]

What’s Up Post

A few of my 15 followers have noticed I have not blogged in a while, and they are anxious for news. I have not posted in some time as I am busy making the news to write about. And I usually like to have something significant to write about when I post a new blog. […]

Quick Update

Waiting on the new engine harnesses to arrive. 20 being made up now. Last big item to get. Next time I am in our Alabama build center I plan to box and ship stuff to builders. The interest in a long wing Merlin continues. However, I am not starting any more projects until we get […]