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Dana Hague

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Dana soloed at 16 and has been messing around with the low and slow side of aviation ever since. An aerospace engineer by education and mechanical engineer by trade, he’s been taking things apart almost since birth and usually manages to put them back together again. He’s owned and tinkered with a variety of homebuilts over the years and currently flies a Hatz CB-1 biplane.

Do-It-Yourself Camera Mount

Homebuilt aircraft struts often require a homebuilt mount.

Metal vs. Wood

Part 2: Reworking a wood propeller.

Metal vs. Wood

A new prop for an old plane.

A Wooden Kneeboard for Tablets

While I owned my‭ ‬Fisher FP-404‭ ‬‭(‬“Restoring a Stored Homebuilt‭,‬”‭ ‬February 2017‭), ‬I was using an Android smartphone running the free Avare navigation app...

New Gear for an Old Plane

Building landing gear from scratch for a Starduster One.

Biplane Cross-Country

Tennessee to Connecticut in a Starduster SA-100.

Do-It-Yourself Tailwheel

Adding a custom-designed tailwheel to a Fisher FP-404.

Restoring a Stored Homebuilt

Expect the unexpected.

Magnetos For Half VW Engines

Points to ponder at replacement time.

In Case You Missed it

Kit Stuff

Bend It Like…A Pro

If you always wanted a custom exhaust for your homebuilt but were too afraid to ask, consider this alternative where you build the model and then send it in to the shop for professional fabrication. Author Bret Davenport found the Aircraft Exhaust four-into-one collector system for his Pitts S-1S more than satisfactory.

Editor’s Log

Its about the people.

Cutting Aluminum on the Table Saw

The first time I watched someone cut a one-inch thick slab of 7075...