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September 2017 Issue

Flight Reports

Kitfox S7 STi

A wonderful development. By Paul Dye.

Builder Spotlight

Coming Into the Cold

Cryogenic treatments are the newest thing at the Ly-Con engine spa. By Tom Wilson.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The endless tail. By Ken Scott.

So You’d Like to Go Faster

Secrets for reducing drag, part 1. By Dave Anders.

Engine Swap Time

Exploring the many different options. By Vic Syracuse.

Build Your Own Optical Tach

An inexpensive remote tachometer you can set on your instrument panel. By Vince Homer.

Custom Door Lock, Latch, and Catch

Who would have thought a fuel system mod would affect the doors? By Dan Kerr.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

How to fabricate sandwich panels, part 1. By Eric Stewart.

Ask the DAR

Night VFR in an ELSA, flying from the right seat, ELSA certification for an original design. By Mel Asberry.

Shop Talk

Plane and Simple

Watch those sharp edges. By Jon Croke.

Best Practices

Electrical, part 3. By Dave Prizio.

Home Shop Machinist

Daily grind. By Bob Hadley.

Aero ’Lectrics

Cool it, brother. By Jim Weir.

Designer's Notebook

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 4. By Barnaby Wainfan.

Exploring

Editor’s Log

Fly professionally. By Paul Dye.

High-Desert Tales

My first intentional ground loop. By Elliot Seguin.

Checkpoints

Changes. By Vic Syracuse.

Rear Cockpit

Stars and biplanes.

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RANS S-6 N646GTN646GT started with six members in an LLC, and currently has four left, 10 years after we bought the kit. One of our team is Richard Hogan, the designer of the new Commutercraft. Our RANS S-6 started construction at a hangar at the now defunct Mathis Airport in Suwannee, Georgia, then moved to another hangar …
Phillabaum-HelicycleFirst flight of my Helicycle helicopter was on January 31, 2019 after two years of part-time building. Previously, before I retired, I built an RV-8 and a Zenith 750. The Helicycle was my first post- retirement project. I discovered I had more building time when I was working. Now trips, lake time, skiing, etc. interfere …

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.
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