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Table of Contents

July 2016 Issue

Flight Reports

Hummel H5

Good things come in small packages. By Paul Dye.

Builder Spotlight

National Test Pilot School

There’s always more to learn (Part 1). By Elliot Seguin.

Smart Transponders

The Experimental market gets few breaks when it comes to transponder and ADS-B requirements. By Larry Anglisano.

Top Overhaul

Gray oil is good, but what about black oil that looks like tar? By Vic Syracuse.

Magnetos For Half VW Engines

Points to ponder at replacement time. By Dana Hague.

Ray Stits Remembered

Designer of 15 Experimentals, inventor of the Poly-Fiber covering system, and founder of EAA Chapter 1, he was an aviation ambassador for all. By Amy Laboda.

Engine Theory: Forced induction

Putting “super” into the intake equation. By Tom Wilson.

Ask the DAR

Two engines, one prop; ownership without a sales receipt; ultralight registered as E/A-B. By Mel Asberry.

Shop Talk

Tips From the New Guy

Dealing with builder’s fear. By David Boeshaar.

Best Practices

Cotter pins, safety wire, lock washers, and thread lockers. By Dave Prizio.

Home Shop Machinist

Acrylic windshield restoration. By Bob Hadley.

Maintenance Matters

Affordable borescope. By Dave Prizio.

Aero ’Lectrics

Making a FABulous project. By Jim Weir.

Shop Tips

Unison Slick P-Lead Fixation

By Dan Horton.

Designer's Notebook

Stressing Structure

Bolted joints. By David Paule.

Wind Tunnel

Fixed pitch vs. constant speed. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Exploring

Editor’s Log

Repetition. By Paul Dye.

Checkpoints

Are they ever finished? 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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