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Dan Horton

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

Test Mule PSRU

Here's an interesting idea, a test mule propeller speed reduction unit. A very wide belt tension adjustment range allows the installation of almost any...

Pot Luck, Oshkosh Style

The day started slow, with a low overcast and rain, an excellent day to visit the EAA museum. Then it was off to the...

From our Junior Reporter

This airplane is really cool! It's an RV 6 with a huge 6 cylinder engine and a sweet paint job. I'm told the owner races this plane at Reno. I bet it is really fast. Tomorrow, I am going to the main flightline to see all the show planes.

Landed. Let's Look Around!

It's Oshkosh time again! The trusty Vans RV-8 brought us from Alabama in about 4 flying hours. Even found cheap fuel ($3.64) and a...

Unison Slick P-Lead Fixation

By Dan Horton.

The Unbearable Lightness of Propulsion

Surely there's a fun single-seater which could put this Air Conception Nitro 200 to good use. How about 28 HP in a 25 lb...

Samson Mite

This is most overlooked really cool airplane at the show, the Wolf "Samson Mite." It's a one-off by professional builder/pilot Steve Wolf, for his...

Flash – Exclusive – We Fly the Jetmobile!

Yes, dear reader, today your faithful scribe assumed the position atop one the most exciting homebuilts in the universe, the Holmes Jetmobile. Only a...

Airbrushed Cooling Plenum – Because, Why Not?

Here's a pretty bit of carbon fiber, a cooling plenum for the new Commuter Craft side-by-side canard. The air intakes are located in the...

It's About Meeting People

Sun 'n Fun, like any gathering of the aviation clan, is as much about meeting people as it is about airplanes. This is Milton, on the right. We found him camped under a live oak draped with Spanish moss when we grabbed the campsite next door. Milton just finished an RV-12, then started right in on a Legal Eagle.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Licensing a partially completed project. Does major repair work count as building?

Electrical System Design

Getting a good start. By Marc Ausman.

Wind Tunnel

One effect of a rotating propellor: It acts as a gyroscope. What does this mean for the pilot?

Engine Beat

Vacuum systems may be an imperfect way to power instruments, but careful monitoring and maintenance can forestall common issues. By Steve Ells.