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Dave Forster

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Dave Forster has built 3 airplanes, 1 helicopter and 1.5 cars. He lives on an airpark in Texas with his wife and Australian Kelpie, where he is trying to figure out what to build next and what he wants to be when he grows up.

Being Cool

Despite Newton’s claims, those of us who have been upside down, under the panel, with sweat dripping uphill, know that there are sopping exceptions...

Crimping Style

Repairing the cable on a Bose headset.

Let There Be Light

Upgrading to LED lighting with “The Works” kit from Flyleds.

Still Searching for Speed

Looking for the perfect next project, part 2.

In Search of Speed

Looking for the perfect next project, part 1.

3D Printing to the Rescue!

Saving a $1,000 headset by making a new earcup bracket.

Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience

Keeping Burt Rutan's classic canards alive.

Print Your Own Parts

Using a 3D printer to make an avionics fan shroud.

Ten Years With A Time Machine

Life with a finished F1 Rocket.

Hello, Tech Support

Im trying to build this airplane, but I have literally never even tightened a bolt in my life.

In Case You Missed it

Aero ’lectrics

The $10 airplane fix-it tool.

Van’s RV-12

In typical fashion, Vans Aircraft refused to rest on its laurels after the RV-12s prototype debut last year, and sought to improve on an already good design. The new production airplane has changed (beyond its color), with a castering nosewheel, toe brakes instead of a grip, reshaped control sticks for better clearance, ground-adjustable seats fore and aft as well as in tilt, and the list goes on. Best of all, this day/VFR machine is still a delight to fly; by Ed Kolano.

Home Shop Machinist

Magneto spark tester.

Confessions of an Instrument Rating Procrastinator

There's a right way and a wrong way to learn IFR.