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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 failure—the 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.

Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
Photo by Richard VanderMeulen
Pappas Waiex B TurboThis is my second Waiex build. My first appeared in a Kitplanes article in 2007. This one took 24 months of part time work and uses the Aerovee Turbo and an all-Dynon avionics HDX panel. Thanks to my friends Randy Krueger for the Corvette Torch Red paint and James Butler, pilot and A&P mechanic extraordinaire …
Old Crow Huber RV-7AAfter six and a half years, I received an airworthiness certificate on August 2, 2018. The first two flights were on August 10, flown by my highly experienced RV friend, Tom Berge. I completed the flight testing in early October. I then flew the aircraft up to Hibbing, MN for a paint job at Midwest …
Zodiac 601XLB N601LL was first flown on September 12, 2018. It took 11 years from start to finish with numerous long breaks interspersed for other of life's priorities. The LL in the tail number is for my wife of 47 years, Linda Lou, who unfortunately did not survive to see its completion. I chose to …

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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