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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

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 7)

It’s about the journey, not the destination, as Rick Lindstrom’s homebuilt Zodiac 601 XL is ferried by friends from Florida to its new home in Cloverdale, California.

Unlimited Oil Cooling

Building a carbon fiber cooling duct for Czech Mate, the Unlimited class pylon racer.

Standalone Engine Monitors

Electronics International is a modern standout, but price an EFIS with built-in monitoring first.

Easy Wheelpant Repair

Or how I stopped worrying and embraced the fiberglass...