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Dave Anders

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.

Build a Custom Plenum That Will Work

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For optimum performance, all it takes is a little bit of math and some fiberglass.

Propeller Balancing

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

Building a Tunable Carbon Fiber Induction Plenum

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

Induction Wave Propagation

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Yet another way to increase engine volumetric efficiency.

Capturing Helmholtz Free Energy

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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

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

So You’d Like to Go Faster

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Secrets for reducing drag, part 2.

So You’d Like to Go Faster

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Secrets for reducing drag, part 1.

Putting the Experiment in Experimental

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

In Case You Missed it

The Dawn Patrol

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They may not be comfortable, and they don't go fast, but flying a WW-I plane is just plain fun. When you can share the experience with some American heroes, its even better.

Power, Scotty, I Gotta Have More Power

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“I canna give ye more, Cap’n. The dilithium crystals are already overloaded.” —Star Trek This month’s...

Ask the DAR

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Readers want to know when you can use your homebuilt for paid instruction and how to convert a certified aircraft into an Experimental.

Bullish on Weight

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For Red Bull racing professionals, reducing the engine weight in their aircraft is serious business. We can learn from their experience.