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Propeller Shop Tour

Props live hard hard lives and that's one of many reasons why propeller manufacturers...

Dear FAA: Model Aircraft Are Not Drones

Sometimes when you set out to fix one problem you create one (sometimes many)...

Do Your Future Self a Favor

Anything you can do during the build, to make your project easier to maintain and upgrade in the future will be worth the few ounces added and hours they’d take now.

Familiar Face

A lighter, more powerful engine gives the Lightning better performance.

Turbine Legend

Let’s celebrate the return of some very fine whine.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Speedster Evolution

Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Whisper X350 Gen II

Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

Sling TSi

Four seats. Full fuel. Lets go!

Builder Spotlight

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Turbine Temptation: Final Integration and Testing

It looks almost finished, but there’s still much to do before the jet is ready to fly.

Transponder Buyer’s Guide

Reliable transponder performance is critical in the ADS-B environment.

Homebuilt Accidents: Focus on Van’s

The RV series has an excellent safety record.

Turbine Temptation: Wiring, Avionics and Plumbing

The systems are simple but space is tight, so plan ahead.

Magneto Timing

Checking your magneto timing is part of every yearly condition inspection, but beyond that...

How to Run an Airline

Compressed air is one of the great, yet unheralded, conveniences of the modern workshop....

A Grid-Free Hangar

ADS-B, Eh?

Just In Case

I’ve participated in countless conversations with homebuilders that included the phrase, “Just in case.”...

Cutting It Short

Recidivist readers will recall last month I went on a bender over a breeze...

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Sporty’s PJ2

For a couple‭ ‬of hundred bucks‭, ‬why‭ ‬argue about whether a handheld VHF‭ ‬com...

Garmin Introduces New Primary Flight Instrument Replacement

Garmin unveiled its GI 275, an electronic replacement for legacy primary flight instruments, on...
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New PJ2 Portable VHF Comm From Sporty’s

No matter how well you equip the panel of your kit, there’s good reason to invest in a portable comm transceiver.
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Headset Trial: David Clark Pro-X2

In this Avionics Bootcamp video series, we put the David Clark Pro-X2 on the evaluation bench and took them flying for this field report.

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