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July 2017 Issue

Flight Reports

Tech-Built Skyotë

John Roberts used modern CAD technology to update an old-school design. By Tom Dubroullet.

Builder Spotlight

Thundering Mustangs

If you want to go faster, add more horsepower. By Everett Long.

Alpha Systems AoA

A standalone angle-of-attack solution. By Paul Dye.

Perfectionist’s Playpen

Homebuilt judging at EAA AirVenture. By Ed Wischmeyer.

When Noah’s Ark was an RV-9A

They have more in common than you might think. By Joetta Schneider.

Error Chain Follow-Up

Prop governor failureóthe rest of the story. By Myron Nelson.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Coupon testing, part 4. By Eric Stewart and Brian Paris.

Ask the DAR

Inactive homebuilts from the 1970s, confusion about changing from SLSA to ELSA.

Shop Talk

Plane and Simple

DIY firewall penetration. By Jon Croke.

Best Practices

Electrical, part 1. By Dave Prizio.

Home Shop Machinist

Parallels, stops, and travel limiters. By Bob Hadley.

Aero ’Lectrics

A reVOLTing development. By Jim Weir.

Unairworthy

Hazed lens. By Vic Syracuse.

Designer's Notebook

Stressing Structure

Beam column bending. By David Paule.

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 2. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Exploring

Editor’s Log

Why Oshkosh? By Paul Dye.

High-Desert Tales

Free fall. By Elliot Seguin.

Checkpoints

Making a list and checking it twice. By Vic Syracuse.

Rear Cockpit

Droning like bagpipes. By Tom Wilson.

Untitled Document Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
Photo by Richard VanderMeulen
Clarke-Schmitz SeareyThis Searey amphibian was built over a three year period by owners Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Initial flights in September 2018 were trouble-free with the normal adjustments. Aircraft details :Searey LSX s/n¬† 1LK597C, fiberglas hull, Friese ailerons, manual flaps, empty weight 994 lb, gross weight 1500lb. It is powered …
Fithian-taubeSometime after my grandfather passed away I ran across a curious photo of him in an airplane. Turns out he was one of the first aviators in the newly formed aviation division of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's military. No one in the family ever told me about it, not even he. The airplane turned out to …
After three years and 1,800 hours of construction, I'm proud to acknowledge the first flight of my Rotax 912 ULS powered Van's RV-12 E-LSA, serial number 120850, N850VH, on May 20, 2017, at Archuleta County Stevens Field (KPSO) Pagosa Springs, Colorado, field elevation 7,664' (morning density altitude well over 9,000').¬†¬† It is equipped with a …

lycoming-thunderbolt-o-360-redAt Sun 'n Fun 2018 we interviewed Jeff Schans, Lycoming's Sales manager and we asked about the popular Thunderbolt Engines. Watch the short Product Minute video as Jeff describes the benefits of the Thunderbolt product line and what it means for the aircraft homebuilder.
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.
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