Drilling out rivets can seem like a step backwards for any builder, but you can also look at it from another direction and realize that if you need to do it, you NEED to do it--and therefore, it is a step forward towards completion, or in this case, in the direction of finishing a repair.
In response to growing demand for USB power in general aviation cockpits as the use of tablets and smartphones becomes more common, Guardian Avionics has announced a new line of USB power solutions for both panel-mounted and remote-mounted applications. The new iFDR Power 250 series provides small, but highly capable power conversion, bringing 9 to […]
Oshkosh in the morning can be glorious – with airplanes on the grass, pilots in their tents, and fresh coffee brewing at the Homebuilt Camping hospitality tent. The hardy core of volunteers and new arrivals greet the day as they plan to find a place to observe the day’s activities as the weekend begins. Unfortunately, […]
What has 180 horsepower, STOL capability, a steel-tube crew cage, monocoque fuselage, 800 pounds of useful load, 500 mile range, all-metal design, and assembles in record time? Answer: the newest RANS Aircraft design, the S-21 Outbound. “This is exciting for us,” says designer Randy Schlitter. “It’s a big two-seater with a lot of power […]
Attendees at AirVenture can participate in a variety of activities when they visit Lycoming throughout the week. Here are the times and locations for various events. Lycoming Factory Tour Since not all AirVenture attendees can visit Lycoming’s factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Lycoming booth will feature an interactive, self-guided tour of the Lycoming factory. The […]
Superior Air Parts, Inc., along with Aircraft Specialties Services, CamGuard, and RAM Aircraft will present a series of 18 free, 45-minute educational forums. The sessions will give aircraft owners and pilots real-world tips to increase the performance and life of their piston aircraft engines, while lowering the cost of ownership, operation and maintenance. Superior’s vice […]
Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. By Paul Dye.
With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.
When Don Caskey recognized that a passel of his neighbors had built and were flying Mustang IIs, he got the bug and constructed a custom-made version of his own. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Progressive Aerodyne has a new version of its kitbuilt amphibian, the SeaRey LSX, and the updates to the design live up to high expectations. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.
The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.
When Stan Peternels Blue Mountain EFIS proved unreliable, he decided to bite the bullet and invest in a Dynon SkyView system. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the numerous challenges of the retrofit.
JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.
At its heart, the PMA5000EX is a four-place stereo intercom in an audio panel that supports two each of coms, navs, switching aux inputs, music inputs plus having five unswitched aux inputs and a front-panel input for a music source or cell. By Marc Cook.
LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinders award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.
Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircrafts strong, tough and fun Highlander.
Changing with the times, Zenith Aircraft has introduced an improved version of a design that debuted some 20 years ago. With a larger payload, more robust landing gear and greater visibility among other features, the CH 750 is tailored for todays sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.
Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.
Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.
This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.
Garmin announced an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight displays. The new GTX 345 all-in-one Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponder now interfaces with the G500/G600 to display the benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather. Additionally, database synchronization streamlines database updating when two G500/G600 systems are paired together or when a G500/G600 is paired […]
Garmin's new GTX 35R meets ADS-B Out requirements and the GTX 45R that offers ADS-B Out, as well as ADS-B In benefits. Designed specifically for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), these new transponders are tightly integrated and controlled by G3X and G3X Touch systems.
Garmin announced the integration of geo-referenced Jeppesen terminal charts within the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices1. Jeppesen charts can be viewed within Garmin Pilot from the charts page and in split-screen mode alongside the moving map. The global integration of this new, popular chart option alongside superior flight planning, filing and flight logging capabilities, […]
EAA Expands Dynon D10A STC
As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include...
Solo Balloonist Breaks RTW Record
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov landed safely in Australia on Friday evening, breaking by two days the record set in 2002 by Steve Fossett for a...
Jeppesen, Garmin Add Terminal Charts To Pilot App
Jeppesen announced this week its terminal charts are now integrated into the Garmin Pilot application for iOS users. The partnership between the...
Current Ocean Search For MH370 To End
The search for MH370, the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished in March 2014, will be suspended by the end of the year when crews complete their...
Facebook's Internet Drone Flies
Facebook's new high-altitude drone flew for the first time and its mission, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is nothing short of changing the...
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