One airplane is a Long-EZ, a canard pusher designed by Burt Rutan
in the late 1970s. Mine was built from plans (not a kit) and finished in
1997. In spite of its 30-year-old
design, it is as fast and economical as any of today's homebuilts (and
much more so than any certificated model of similar horsepower). For more information
on the breed, read about it here.
The other is an RV-8A, a more conventional airplane built from a kit manufactured by Van's Aircraft. It took me about five years to finish and while flying, it is still not fully completed (or painted) at this time. For more information
on the RV-8A, read about it on the Van's Aircraft web site.
following links will display the position and track of the aircraft
using the APRS equipment installed in Long-EZ 821RP. APRS (Automatic
Position Reporting System) is a technology that uses GPS and VHF ham
radio to transmit position reports as packets of data. The data
eventually makes its way to servers on the Internet which can be
queried to display current position and track overlaid on an
Read more in the FAQ.
If I'm flying when you click on a link,
the position data is near real-time!
following are some canard aircraft flying activities in which I've
participated. All contain pictures of my Long-EZ and other canard