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Van's Aircraft RV-7

The Van's RV-7 and RV-7A are two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt airplanes sold in kit form by Van's Aircraft. The RV-7 is the tail-wheel equipped version; the RV-7 was the replacement of the RV-6, replacing the RV-6 in 2001. It is externally similar to the earlier model, with longer wings, larger fuel tanks and a larger rudder to improve spin recovery characteristics; the designer of the Van's aircraft line, Richard VanGrunsven, designed the RV-7 series as a replacement for the RV-6. The RV-6 itself was a two-seat side-by-side development of the RV-4, which was, in turn, a two-seat version of the single seat RV-3; the RV-7 incorporated many changes as a result of lessons learned over the years in producing over 2,000 RV-6 kits. The RV-7 airframe will accept larger engines, including the Lycoming IO-360, up to 200 hp; the RV-7 has increased wingspan and wing area over the RV-6, as well as more headroom, legroom and an increased useful load. The RV-7 carries a total of 42 US gallons of fuel, up from 38 US gallons on the RV-6.

The RV-7 shares many common parts with the RV-9 which reduces production costs. The RV-7 uses computer assisted design to produce a kit with pre-punched rivet holes, thus reducing assembly time for the builder. Construction time is estimated at about 1500 hours for an average builder; the RV-7A version features a hardened, solid steel nose wheel strut that fits into a tube welded to the engine mount. As in all nose-wheel equipped RV aircraft, the nosewheel is free castering and the aircraft is steered with differential braking, or rudder at higher taxi speeds; the brakes are conventional toe brakes. As of October 2019, 1,785 RV-7s and RV-7As have been flown; as of December 2016, the price of the "standard build" RV-7 kit was US$22,910 and the "quick-build" kit US$34,350. In 2008, Van's claimed that most builders can complete their RV-7 projects for between US$41,000 – $97,000. In 2016, Van's estimated the completion cost at between US$55,500 and US$116,000. However, Van's cautioned these numbers were estimates only, as costs vary based on installed equipment and finishing.

Specifications are given for 200 hp, IO-360 configuration with a Hartzell constant speed propeller General characteristics Crew: one pilot Capacity: one passenger Length: 20 ft 4 in Wingspan: 25 ft Height: 5 ft 10 in Wing area: 121 ft2 Empty weight: 1,114 lb Loaded weight: 1,800 lb Max. Takeoff weight: 1,800 lb Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 or Lycoming O-360 constant speed or fixed pitch, 160 to 200 hp Performance Never exceed speed: 230 mph Maximum speed: 217 mph at sea level Range: 765 statute miles at cruise 75% power at 8,000 ft Service ceiling: 22,500 ft Rate of climb: 1,900 ft/min Wing loading: 14.8 lb/ft2 Related development Van's Aircraft RV-6 Van's Aircraft RV-9Aircraft of comparable role and era Europa XS Grumman American AA-1 Rand Robinson KR-1 Thorp T-18 Van's Aircraft

Kabayan Mummies

The Fire Mummies of the Philippines known as the Kabayan Mummies, Benguet Mummies, or Ibaloi Mummies, are a group of mummies found along the mountain slopes of Kabayan, a town in the northern part of the Philippines. They were made from as early as 2000 BC until the 16th century, when Spain colonized the Philippines. Today, they remain in a museum in Kabayan. Scientists believe that the Fire Mummies were created by the Ibaloi between 1200 and 1500 AD in five towns in Benguet and buried in caves. Others believe that the process of mummification began at 2000 BC. What makes the Fire Mummies unique is their process of mummification; that mummification began shortly before a person died, where he would digest a salty drink. After his death, his corpse was washed and set over a fire in a seated position, thus drying the fluids. Smoke from tobacco was blown into the mouth to dry the body's internal organs. Herbs were rubbed into the body. Mummified bodies are placed in a coffin made of pinewood and laid to rest in rock shelters, natural caves or man made burial niches.

The practice of that mummification ended, since Spaniards colonized the Philippines in the 16th century. When the Fire Mummies were'discovered' in the early 20th century by Westerners, many of them were stolen, because the caves were unprotected; because of this, Monument Watch, a nonprofit organization, declared the site as one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world. After logging operations intensified in the area, the location of many caves became known; this has led to looting, as unconscientious visitors have been eager to leave their mark, including graffiti, on the Kabayan mummies. The Kabayan Mummies were listed in the 1998 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. Funding through American Express was used for emergency conservation and the creation of a comprehensive management plan. Additionally, local authorities from surrounding municipalities collaborated in cultural awareness campaign to introduce the Mummies to Filipinos. Tourist facilities were constructed in order to control visitation and prevent harmful intrusions.

The Fire Mummies remain in natural caves with small security and have been designated as one of the 100 world's most endangered heritage sites. Officials know 50-80 other mummies, but they will not give their locations because of their fear of vandalism. A small museum in Kabayan, Benguet displays a few mummies; the Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves are listed as National Cultural Treasures by the National Museum of the Philippines pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 374. It is under consideration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scholars are pushing for the inclusion of the mummy burial caves in neighboring Buguias town in the Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves nomination of the Philippines in the UNESCO Tentative List; the caves in Buguias is home to one of Apo Anno. The burial caves in Kabayan and Buguias will collectively be called as the Benguet Mummy Burial Caves or Mummy Burial Caves in Kabayan and Buguias. List of World Heritage Sites in the Philippines List of World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia List of World Heritage Sites Amery, Colin.

Vanishing Histories. Book News, Inc. p. 107. Ang, Walter. "The Mummy - that Brendan Fraser didn't see". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Pp. E4. Kabayan Branch, National Museum of the Philippines Fire Mummies of the Philippines Kabayan Mummies

Leng Tch'e

Leng Tch'e is a Belgian grindcore band. The band describes their style as "razorgrind", a combination of grindcore with death metal, stoner rock and metalcore; the band's name is derived from an alternate English spelling of "lingchi", a method of torture and execution originating from Imperial China, known as "death by a thousand cuts". Death by a Thousand Cuts is the name of one of the band's albums. Leng Tch'e drummer Sven is Aborted frontman Gurgloroth'Svencho' Sven De Caluwé; the band began life under the billing of Anal Torture, forged by Sven and Dark Ages guitarist Glen along with vocalist Isaac and bass player Kevin in early 2002. Leng Tch'e signed to the Italian Spew label for the opening 2002 album Death by a Thousand Cuts. After that album, the band released a split 7" single with Black Ops; the band would employ Israeli guitarist Nir'The Goat' Doliner of Lehavoth undertaking gigs in Israel opening for Amon Amarth. Unable to secure a bassist Nicolas would switch from guitar to cover this role.

The distance factor for Doliner prevented a full-time role. In early 2004 therefore the band inducted Geert as second guitarist; the band enrolled former Pyaemia bassist Frank Rizzo as guitarist in late 2003. Meantime, Isaac fired up a Noise side project billed as Permanent Death whilst vocalist Sven De Caluwé would front In-Quest for an album; the band's second album, ManMadePredator, would be scheduled for May 2003 release. Leng Tch'e proposed split releases in 2004 with Fuck... I'm Dead for a split 7" single with Gronibard on Bones Brigade Records. Guitarist Rizzo decamped in August. In early 2005 the band inducted Boris of Suppository as new frontman, debuting this revised line-up at the 30th April'Face Your Underground' festival in Antwerp. Leng Tch'e contracted to Relapse Records in March, scheduling a summer release date for new album The Process of Elimination; the band played May US East Coast dates along with Impaled and Aborted. The band partnered with Fuck the Facts and Beneath the Massacre for a Canadian tour in 2006.

On March 9, 2007, a new album, was released on Relapse Records. Some commentators noted. On May 16, 2008, The band announced. A successor was found in Serge Kasongo of Ackros with whom the band toured Canada in 2008 alongside Krisiun. Recording for the followup to Marasmus started in 2009 with a release planned for the spring of 2010 on new record label Season Of Mist; the album was mastered by Russ Russell. The band toured with Psycroptic in early 2012 in support of Hypomanic; the band's Myspace page credits Regurgitate, Hemdale and Blood Duster as formative influences for the group. Jan Hallaert has cited Hateplow, Bury Your Dead, Burnt by the Sun, The Sword, Neurosis, Aborted, Morbid Angel, Torche, Suffocation, Fu Manchu, Cephalic Carnage. Nicolas Malfeyt - bass Jan Hallaert - guitar Serge Kasongo - vocals Olivier Coppens - drums Kevin - bass Glen Herman - guitar Isaac Roelaert - vocals Sven de Caluwe - drums, vocals Steven Van Cauwenbergh - bass Nir Doliner - guitar Frank Stijnen - guitar Geert Devenster - guitar Boris Cornelissen - vocals Peter Goemaere - guitar Tony van den Eynde - drums Razorgrind Death by a Thousand Cuts ManMadePredator The Process of Elimination Amusical Propaganda for Sociological Warfare Marasmus Split w/ Fuck the Facts Hypomanic Razorgrind Official Myspace Official Leng Tch'e website The Spew Records Relapse Records Season Of Mist