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Bob worked for Minnesota Public Radio for 27 years, until his retirement in 2019. He now lives to give baseballs to kids as an usher at Target Field, works on an airplane he is building, and a camper he bought for Oshkosh.

“Gonna Finish This Sucker”

Sam Kurtz set out to build an RV-7A. It ended up restoring him.

Unusual Attitude

Guest columnist Bob Collins takes on those who would rush the airplane building process in the name of getting real about the project. To him, the journey is as important as the destination, and he believes he has his priorities straight when he occasionally puts family and friends ahead of spending an extra hour or two in the garage.

In Case You Missed it

Are All Battery Chargers Alike?

Bob Fritz tests battery chargers and desulfation systems, and finds its easier to keep a battery in good shape than to raise it from the dead—and that a good charger is a better bet than a new battery.

How the Pros do It: Maule, Part 2

The visit to Maule Aircraft continues.

Electrified

The electric Xenos: two seats, long wings, inexpensive fun!

It’s Da Bom!

Levil Aviation’s BOM puts pitot-static, AHRS, GPS, ADS-B In, and its own power source right under your wing.