Table of Contents
January 2012 Issue
The 2012 Plansbuilt Buyers Guide features 138 designs for those who prefer the challenge of building an aircraft from scratch.
The Steen Skybolt is a fabric-covered, wood-ribbed biplane that is built for aerobaticsand doesnt disappoint. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Wendell and Martha Solebees experience in the automotive restoration business came in handy when it was time to prep their Lancair Evolution for paint. By Dave Prizio.
Electrical components ahead of the firewall are crucial to the operation of the engine and aircraft systems. Stein Bruch presents a primer on wiring these vital elements of your electrical system.
Mel Asberry looks at who can and cannot sign off on homebuilt aircraft inspections.
Veteran A&P Steve Ells explains the basics of setting up and organizing your home workshop, and the tools youll need to complete and maintain your project.
Jim Weir shows you how to build your own GPS turnstile antenna.
Barnaby Wainfan explains the challenges designers face in creating viable STOL aircraft.
Editor Mary Bernard discusses the reward of simplicity that a homebuilder can find when building from plans.
ZuluLog offers a pilot logbook for Android devices, Zenith and UL Power announce a firewall-forward kit for the CH 650, and Garmin introduces the aera 796, its new flagship portable navigator.
Marc Cook reminisces about the hours of enjoyment he found working on his GlaStar Sportsman.
Vans Aircraft founder Richard VanGrunsven considers flight safety, and how improving our building and piloting skills would do more to reduce the number of mishaps than additional regulations would.
Electric Light Sport Aircraft are few and far between, owing primarily to the heavy batteries eating into LSA weight restrictions. The Alternair Amp is poised to change all that. By Dean Sigler.
Homebuilt aircraft played a key role in bringing aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Irene. Amy Laboda explains how you can join in future relief efforts.
Interested in ultralights? Roy Beisswenger explains what is available and how to make the right choice for your needs.
The words test pilot conjure images of steely-eyed derring-do, but the reality is often a world away from all that. By Paul Dye.
Lancair Evo 4
All About Avionics
Battery Tender Jr.
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