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Bill Repucci

Bill Repucci
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Bill Repucci was handed his Private Pilot’s certificate back in the days when the written test was taken with a Number 2 pencil. At the time, Bill was told that he now had a “License to Learn.” And learn he did, mostly that there was humor buried in the quirky ways of those of us who call ourselves aviators.

Hidden Tinnerman Washers

A new approach to reinforcing holes for wheel pant attach screws.

New Electronic Ignition and Fuel injection From New Zealand

Kotuku Aerospace are showing their electronic ignition and fuel injection. The system requires standard mechanical engine driven fuel injection pump and is expected to be...

Spacewalker II Project

Switching from scratch build to restoration.

Scratching the Itch to Scratch Build

Getting started on a Spacewalker II.

Hang Up!

I have been flying my RV-9 for 14 years and a thousand hours. You would think that by now I’d have this figured out,...

Stop Smoking

A simple rivet repair we hope you won’t have to make.

Quick-Drain O-Ring Change

By Bill Repucci.

Error Chain

Bubble, bubble, boil… and trouble! Vapor lock stops a Lycoming during Phase 1 testing. By Bill Repucci.

Tooling Up!

Beginner's guide to aircraft tools and tool suppliers.

Cowl Plug Footballs

Nerf footballs give their all for flight safety. By Bill Repucci.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

Vizion—Tru Trak Flight Systems’ New Autopilot. By Kitplanes® Staff.

Nobody Likes a Drip

Ultraviolet light helps locate oil leaks from sources that are tough to find.

Cleco Pads

I recently painted the glareshield section of the top forward fuselage skin before...

Yes, you can…maybe!

Can I use my experience in building an airplane as the basis for getting my Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic's certificate?