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Fabric Covering 101

Lessons learned applying fabric to a Murphy Maverick.

Custom Door Lock, Latch, and Catch

Who would have thought a fuel system mod would affect the doors?

Fuel Shutoff Valve

There's more to an extended-range fuel system than just adding tanks.

Repetitive Motion Injury

An unexpected consequence from building your own airplane.

Attaching A High Wing

By Dan Kerr.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

The Jabiru LSA was certified, a new Sport Hornet is introduced, Vertical Power offers climate control in the cockpit, Cirrus is taking orders, an old favorite book title is back in print, the PT-6 firewall-forward package is now on a Turbo Grizzly, and an LED pilot pen lights the great write way; edited by Mary Bernard.

Down to Earth

You like to think that once you're finished building, those deliriously long cross-country flights you've been craving are near at hand. Enter the DAR, who may or may not agree with that premise. Columnist Amy Laboda and her husband were just such eager beavers, but they soon learned (somewhat reluctantly) that there's value in listening to the voice of experience.

Editor’s Log

Its about the people.

Ask the DAR

Is an aircraft’s empty weight required on the data plate? Does the gross weight change when an LSA is converted from conventional landing gear to floats? Should engine maintenance be entered in the builder’s logbook? Does the Minimax still qualify as an ultralight?