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Bob Hadley

Bob Hadley
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Bob Hadley is the R&D manager for a California-based consumer products company. He holds a Sport Pilot certificate and a Light-Sport Repairman certificate with inspection authorization for his Jabiru J250-SP.

Cogswell’s Molds

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Some of the many cool details of Steve Cogswell’s RV project from last month’s column were the fiberglass parts made to conceal various lightening...

A Tale of Two RVs

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“Homebuilt” aptly describes where most project aircraft are assembled. But as you approach the final stages, it’s common to move from the home to...

Ten Degrees of Presentation

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The call came. At the other end was Kevin King, the owner of the resurrected Blue Mountain EFIS from last month’s Home Shop Machinist...

Temporary Resuscitation

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Last month we tackled the wobbly control stick on Kevin King’s SQ2000. This month was going to be about making an adapter to fit...

Hobble the Wobble

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Late in 2021 my buddy Kevin King was in the middle of upgrading the panel on his SQ-2000. He was swapping out the original—and...

Toe Bar

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Uneven tire wear is usually an indication of a problem with wheel alignment. Most of the time, the issue will be with toe, which...

How the Bead Goes On

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Welded assemblies (also known as weldments) can be found on just about every airplane. Even my Jabiru, which is 99% fiberglass, has a tubular-steel...

Solving a Calibration Conundrum

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Of all things, I never dreamed that out of the 40+ screwdrivers and dozens of driver bits that I own, one day I’d need...

iPad Chiller

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Just about every pilot I know uses an iPad or Android tablet with ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot or WingX software. In most cases it’s their...

Stage Right

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Of all the milling machine jobs I do, 99.99% involve clamping work in the mill vise. Occasionally, a project comes up where the part...

In Case You Missed it

Amateur-Built Aircraft Safety Study

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Ron Wanttaja digs into the details of the NTSBs safety study on Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft to determine whether we got a fair shake. He also discusses its recommendations for the FAA and EAA.

Avidyne IFD540

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Avidyne's new IFD540 GPS navigator will offer an easy replacement for Garmin GNS users.

AV-30 Wrap-Up

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Looking back on three years with uAvionix’s full-featured EFIS.

Light Planes Perform Better

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How one builder shaved 200 pounds off his Glasair Sportsman.