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Dan Horton

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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.

Continental Officially Opens New Mobile Plant

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

In search of the good stuff.

Jet A for the Rest of Us

The Continental diesel RV-10.

2018 Engine Buyer’s Guide

162 ways to turn fuel into thrust.

Cool Fishing Airplane

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

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

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

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

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

Cicadas of Oshkosh

There are many sights and sounds at a fly-in, but yesterday, while in my tent, I realized there was a background music I've never...

In Case You Missed it

2018 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

So you want to buy or build an Experimental Aircraft? Heres how to find the perfect project. Introduction Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.

Alternative Energies

Electric motors—state of the art. By Dean Sigler.

Firewall Forward: Choosing a Prop for Your Project

Wood or composite? Constant speed or fixed pitch? The choice of propeller should be made just as carefully as the choice of an engine. Dave Prizio outlines some of the important factors to consider.

Wrong Rudder Cable Nut and Missing Cotter Key

Wherever a bolt is subject to rotation, it is required to have a castellated...