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Table of Contents

May 2016 Issue

Flight Reports

Flying Legend’s Tucano Replica

If you can’t own an original, it’s the next best thing. By Luca “Luke” Perazzolli.

Builder Spotlight

Built in Britain

The Light Aircraft Company’s Sherwood Ranger. By Geoff Jones.

ECO-nomical Autopilot

And now for an autopilot that’s completely different. By Paul Dye.

Stand-alone VHF Radios

Our market scan reveals plenty of models with advanced feature sets and space-saving designs. By Larry Anglisano.

Error Chain

Expectations—You don’t know what you don’t know. By Dave Holmgren.

Engine Theory

Oil System Design—Exploring the components that keep your engine alive. By Tom Wilson.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Ask the DAR

Converting a Taylorcraft to E/A-B, rebuilding and modifying a Rans S-9. By Mel Asberry.

Shop Talk

Fixing a Sticking Valve

It may not be overly complicated, but it’s not for the faint at heart. By Mike Bullock.

Firewall Layout

The chess game. By Paul Dye.

Best Practices

Choosing the right sealant. By Dave Prizio.

Home Shop Machinist

Counterbores. By Bob Hadley.

Aero ’Lectrics

Call me a taxi (light). By Jim Weir.

Shop Tips

Right-Angle Deburring Tool

By Larry Larson.

Designer's Notebook

Wind Tunnel

A bit about blades. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Exploring

Editor’s Log

On with the shows! By Paul Dye.

Checkpoints

Back courses and billy goats. By Vic Syracuse.

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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