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Sim World

With X-Plane, you don't have to wait until the paint is dry to start test-flying your homebuilt project. A remarkable simulation will allow you to do that early on. By Chuck Bodeen.

Simulating Emergencies

Given the aviation accident statistics, its wise to stay sharp between flights, and one way to do that is to practice on a simulator. While that used to be cost prohibitive, todays simulators not only work well on your home computer, they offer homebuilt designs to fly; by Chuck Bodeen.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Aeroelasticity—structure with a twist.

Firewall Forward: Engine Controls

Here's what you need to know to get your engine controls—propeller, throttle, mixture, carburetor heat, cabin heat—placed correctly and working properly.

Flight Review: The Enduring Eagle

For pure flying excitement and adventure, the Christen Eagle remains hard to beat. By Bob Grimstead.

Rear Cockpit

Droning like bagpipes.