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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.

Homemade Compression Tester

Why buy a new one when you can build your own?

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

The Dawn Patrol

“Hey, who you callin’ old?”

Inside KITPLANES: How We Do Aerial Photography

Marc Cook explains the nuts-and-bolts of how we achieve the aerial photography that appears in the magazine, and offers a few pointers on how to capture your own plane in flight.

AKIA Industry Insights

Advice to designers and one designer's response.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook looks closely the TSAs proposed badging plan for GA aircraft, which was buried in the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). Also, is there a chance for a Superior Air Parts revival?