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Dan Horton

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.

The One-Two Punch

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Placing drilled holes exactly where you want them.

Bead Blast for Bond Prep

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Surface preparation is easy if you have access to a bead blast cabinet.

The Big Squeeze

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Fabricating aircraft cables.

Drill Blocks

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Drill right, drill straight.

All Wrapped Up

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An illustrated guide to safetying turnbuckles.

Quickly Trimming a Glass Layup

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An easy way to prevent painful punctures to your fingers.

Tech Tip: Tailwheel Tune-Up

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Keeping your plane on the straight and narrow.

Tech Tip

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Forming a Composite Blister.

Shop Tips: Undrilling a Hole in Steel

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A brass block makes it easy.

Maintenance Matters: Compression Testing

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Checking a cylinder’s health.

In Case You Missed it

Taming the Lancair IV

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Vortecx winglets make a glass speedster faster, slower, and safer.

Smooth Out Your Ride

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Dynamic propeller balancing can smooth out your ride and reduce wear and tear on engine parts.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Don’t waste $250: Here’s all you need to know to install an inexpensive kitchen clock as a timer on your plane’s instrument panel.

Design Process: Distribution of Lift Coefficient

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In the last few months, we have explored how planform and taper affect both...