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April 2017 Issue

Flight Reports

All Grown Up

The Titan-powered SuperSTOL Stretch XL. By Dan Horton.

Builder Spotlight

Behind the Rope Line

A day in the life at Sun ’n Fun Air Ops. By Steve Kessinger.

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 2: from crate to airport. By Sam Buchanan.

Scratch-Built Christavias

Quickbuild kits too easy? Here’s your next project. By Ken Scott.

EAA SportAir Workshops

Get your project started on the right track with some quality training. By Dave Prizio.

Lycoming IO-390 Upgrade

Replacing an IO-360 in a Wheeler Express. By Reinhard Metz.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Coupon testing, part 1. By Eric Stewart.

Ask the DAR

Towing gliders with an E/A-B aircraft, POH requirements, taxi-testing scenarios. By Mel Asberry.

Shop Talk

Plane and Simple

Locate that hole—precisely! By Jon Croke.

Maintenance Matters

Exhaust system maintenance. By Dave Prizio.

Home Shop Machinist

Billet oil-drain elbow. By Bob Hadley.

The Creative Homebuilder

12-volt test equipment. By KITPLANES® staff.

Aero ’Lectrics

The McDuckie. By Jim Weir.

Unairworthy

Broken starter ring gear teeth. By Vic Syracuse.

Designer's Notebook

Stressing Structure

Crashworthy design overview. By David Paule.

Wind Tunnel

More Flying Fleas. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Exploring

Editor’s Log

Are you ready? By Paul Dye.

Rear Cockpit

Oil: why it gets hot. By Tom Wilson.

Untitled Document Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
Photo by Richard VanderMeulen
After many years of both building and not building (about 50/50) N184GC (One RV-8 for Grandpa Christensen) and I made the maiden flight on April 22, 2015 from Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Santa Fe, NM. That was prior to paint and empty weight was 1,041 lb. Making the first flight in the airplane I built was …
I completed Sonex #1072 on August 18, 2014 and made the first flight on August 22, 2014 from Charlie Brown/Fulton County Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airplane now has over 150 hours on it and has made several trips from Atlanta to South Florida, the Carolinas, and to Tower, Minnesota which is just south of …
My CubCrafters EX N-96FV was finished July 30, 2016 - last weekend of AirVenture. My 87-year old Dad was the first passenger after my 40-hour fly off. He flew chase in his Cherokee for the maiden flight. It's painted in D-Day colors for my C-130 unit's 70th anniversary. 96th Airlift Squadron Flying Vikings were the …

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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