Ah, but in my case I have not been able to become a member of researchgate since I was a student over 40 years ago and I have not published anything or work for a research institute. I even supplied them with a CV showing my last 40 years of ‘engineering’ accomplishments.
Canada Post is even making a stamp of my Lazair and I have been honored by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute one year, ahead of the Canada Space Arm.
Here is what Canada Post says about the Lazair:
"The Ultraflight Lazair – better known as the Lazair – was a family of twin-engine high-wing ultralight monoplanes designed by Dale Kramer of Port Colborne, Ontario. Kramer completed his Lazair prototype in late 1978 and revealed it at the 1979 Sun ’n Fun fly-in and expo, where it won the award for best home-built ultralight. With its true aircraft configuration and 11-metre, glider-like wingspan, the Lazair combined a light, efficient chainsaw motor with modern aircraft materials. Although production ended in 1985, today there are still more Lazairs registered in Canada than any other basic ultralight, and it is considered one of the best light aircraft ever made.
In its early years, the Lazair won top honours in every air show it was entered. In 1982, Kramer flew in exhibition flights at the Paris Air Show. The same year, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale awarded a Diplôme d’Honneur to Kramer’s company, Ultraflight Incorporated, for its contributions to the progress of aviation. In 1983, the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute presented Kramer with the Roméo Vachon Award for outstanding contribution to the development of aeronautics in Canada. And in 1986, he received an Award of Merit from the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation for designing, producing and marketing “one of the world’s finest ultra-light aircraft.”
They say that I should be able to download the papers anyway but I have not found a way yet oh well, I do get good search results there and a first page easily but not the whole papers, darn…
Sorry for venting here but I am a little frustrated with them, anyone here have any pull with them