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Axel Alvarez

Axel Alvarez
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Maybe Axel was destined for Reno racing all along. He soloed at 16, earned the ol' Private at 17, Instrument at 18 and Commercial at 19. Then he earned an Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee, and also graduated from the Navy's Test Pilot School (as a civilian). When not racing, he enjoys flocking with the West Coast Ravens formation team.

Roll Your Own Control Locks

A lightweight, inexpensive alternative to wrapping a seat belt around the stick. By Axel Alvarez.

Roll Your Own Pitot Tube Cover

An easy solution when commercially available covers wont fit. By Axel Alvarez.

Roll Your Own Brake Fluid Pump System

Rolling your own brake fluid pump and filling your brake system can be easily accomplished by following the steps below. You will need the...

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Author Jim Weir explains his preparation for the installation of an energy-efficient power system for a hangar or building shed-all on a shoestring budget. He explains how to choose equipment, calculate power needs, the right light fixtures, power generation, equipment suppliers and prices, and the basic legality of such systems;