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Fabric has been used to cover a wide variety of aircraft since the Wright brothers first started tinkering with flying machines. But fabric-covering processes have changed a lot in the last century, becoming more systematic in addition to being more reliable. Part 1 of this new series by Ron Alexander details the evolution of fabric covering and discusses some of the basics of getting started.
Usually, we look for something greater than 60/80 when doing compression checks on Lycoming...
Why do pilots forget to put their wheels down?
An ill-fitting joint where the wing joins the fuselage doesn't leap to mind as a foremost source of induced drag, but the effects can be significant.
Jim Weir gives step-by-step instructions for building an outdoor scanner antenna.