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Table of Contents

March 2016 Issue

Flight Reports

Carbon Cub EX on Amphibious Floats

A new way to have fun with a Carbon Cub. By Dave Prizio.

Builder Spotlight

Bendix and Beyond

Constant-flow fuel injection for Lycomings. By Dan Horton.

Audio Control Panels

We compare three models from Garmin and PS Engineering. By Larry Anglisano.

Check Your Six!

Rearview mirrors for your homebuilt fighter plane. By Bruce Eicher.

Determining Engine Power

It’s easier than you think. By Kevin Horton.

Engine Theory

Ignition and engine management—taking control of the combustion process. By Tom Wilson.

Error Chain

Things I’ve learned from Experimental aircraft. By David Domeier.

Ask the DAR

Registering without builder’s logs, adjustable prop on an LSA, incorrect N-number placement, repairman certificate for a rebuilt RV-6. By Mel Asberry.

Completions

Shop Talk

Shop Upgrades

Part 1: Do-it-yourself epoxy flooring. By Eric Stewart.

Build A Spark Plug Resistance Tester

Checking resistance is an important part of plug maintenance. By Michel Suire.

Home Shop Machinist

Material matters—aluminum. By Bob Hadley.

Aero ’Lectrics

The great ADS-B. By Jim Weir.

Shop Tips

Marking for Cotter Key Hole

By Dan Horton.

Center-Drill Large Holes

By Larry Larson and David Paule.

Designer's Notebook

Stressing Structure

Torque tubes and the shear modulus. By David Paule.

Wind Tunnel

Prop blade Mach. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Exploring

Editor’s Log

The handshake. By Paul Dye.

Checkpoints

The magic of flying. By Vic Syracuse.

The Dawn Patrol

After all, this is a hobby. By Dick Starks.

Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
Dynon Avionics' latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Larry Anglisano takes a product tour of the HDX with Dynon's Michael Schoefield in this video.
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its SkyView SE, a less expensive version of its popular SkyView EFIS system. Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
The G5 is a self-contained electronic flight instrument, which can be interfaced with Garmin's G3X/Touch avionics and autopilot for backup and flight instrument redundancy. The GMA245 and remote GMA245R Bluetooth audio panels have advanced entertainment input functions and onscreen programming.
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Just Aircraft is showing off its new Titan-powered SuperSTOL XL. Harrison Smith took Paul Bertorelli for a half-day demo flight in the new airplane, and here's his video report.
Kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has released a new 360-degree VR short video to showcase its kit aircraft and to promote the rewarding hobby of kit aircraft building and flying light-sport aircraft.
Whether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins.
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