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Dan Horton

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.

Bead Blast for Bond Prep

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

The Big Squeeze

Fabricating aircraft cables.

All Wrapped Up

An illustrated guide to safetying turnbuckles.

Drill Blocks

Drill right, drill straight.

Quickly Trimming a Glass Layup

An easy way to prevent painful punctures to your fingers.

Tech Tip: Tailwheel Tune-Up

Keeping your plane on the straight and narrow.

Tech Tip

Forming a Composite Blister.

Shop Tips: Undrilling a Hole in Steel

A brass block makes it easy.

Maintenance Matters: Compression Testing

Checking a cylinder’s health.

Fiberglass Magic

Falco gear door project takes the mystery out of making custom parts.

In Case You Missed it

Letters: September 2019

Building and Selling Two articles in the June edition really hit home for me: “How...

Wind Tunnel

Tail stalls have been in the news lately-Barnaby Wainfan dissects this phenomenon, and clarifies what to do and what not to do.

Down to Earth

Everyone can use another set of eyes on a project, and sometimes a technical counselor is just the one to provide them. By Amy Laboda.


Tech Takeover? (Best Letter) Maybe its the general fascination with electronics...