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Dave Anders

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Dave Anders is a retired dentist and has been flying for 39 years. His RV-4 first flew in 1991 and won Kitbuilt Champion and Reserve Grand Champion awards at Oshkosh. In 1997 the National Aeronautic Association awarded it a World Record for the “Cafe Triaviathon All-Time High Score for Combined Aircraft Performance,” which still stands. He works on its performance continually and has increased its top speed by 44 mph over the years.

Propeller Balancing

Here’s what you need to know to get the smoothest results.

Building a Tunable Carbon Fiber Induction Plenum

There’s always more to learn when increasing your engine’s horsepower output and optimizing volumetric efficiency.

Induction Wave Propagation

Yet another way to increase engine volumetric efficiency.

Capturing Helmholtz Free Energy

Energy thats similar to an open-ocean wave break also exists in engines. Can it be harnessed with a tunable induction system?

Optimizing Induction Air

Fine-tuning intake system runners for increased performance and economy.

So You’d Like to Go Faster

Secrets for reducing drag, part 2.

So You’d Like to Go Faster

Secrets for reducing drag, part 1.

Putting the Experiment in Experimental

Over 30 modifications resulted in a speed increase of 44 mph.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Private pilots flying LSAs, aircraft registration, prop strikes, E/AB to ELSA, N-number location.

Archive: December 1993

Our end-of-year issue for 1993 was then, as it is now, the annual “homebuilt...

Editor’s Log

Editor Mary Bernard introduces the new “Build It Better” series by Paul Dye and praises Kitfox Aircraft for its ongoing development efforts.

Completions

Builders share their successes.