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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

Lessons From Galesburg

I’ve had a number of readers ask me if I managed to make it...

Rotaxs 915 iS is Ready to Roll

It's got a great power-to-weight ratio, but also a complex installation procedure. Don't be surprised if it inspires a new design or two.

Good Vibes…

Dynamic prop balancing demystified.

Build Your Own Hangar Doors

Not finding any commercial doors to his like or budget, the author built his own. By Nolan Bradbury.