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Dan Horton says he is "just a homebuilder". He has been a pilot more than 30 years and currently flies a custom RV-8.

Tough Spot

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How to install a hardpoint in a cored composite panel.

Continental Officially Opens New Mobile Plant

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Saturday, September 14, 2019, was a big day in Mobile, Alabama… the grand opening of Continental Aerospace Technologies’ new 275,000-square-foot design and manufacturing facility. Announced...

2019 Engine Buyer’s Guide

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In search of the good stuff.

Jet A for the Rest of Us

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The Continental diesel RV-10.

2018 Engine Buyer’s Guide

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162 ways to turn fuel into thrust.

Cool Fishing Airplane

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Wittman Buttercup, on wheel skis. The owner uses it to fly north and go ice fishing. Our resident aerodynamicist was intrigued by its unusual...

Buzzing the Field

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Ahhh, Oshkosh; airplanes, friends... and landscaping? Yes, there is a small army of EAA employees who (among other things) cut the grass and shovel...

Gnome Monosoupape 100 Rotary Engine

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AirVenture must have 500 engines on display... real ones, mockups, and a few which are pure fantasy. Most are the same old thing in...

Tempest Easy Drain Tool

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Spotted a great tool in the Superior booth, designed to drain the oil from a horizontal oil filter. Just clamp it on, attach a...

Tailwheel Comfort

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Want to cushion your tail? We spotted this Airframes Alaska T3 sprung and damped tailwheel assembly on the STi at the Kitfox display. Most...

In Case You Missed it

A Cautionary Tail

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One Monday morning I opened an email from the second owner of a Onex....

Build It Better: Show Me the Data!

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Don’t believe everything you hear when making an important building or maintenance decision—do your homework.

Classic Caretaker

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Easy to build, easy to fly...and affordable too. No wonder the Fly Baby remains popular decades after the prototype debuted.

Home Shop Machinist

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Kermit Weeks hangar—EAA’s home shop.