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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.

Slow Leak From a Quick Drain

Solving the mystery of dirty oil leaking from an engine full of clean oil.

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.

In Case You Missed it

Down to Earth

Flight instruction has its challenges, but it has many rewards as well. Amy Laboda reflects on her recent successful launch of a brand new pilot.

Material Matters-Aluminum

Aluminum is usually marked by the manufacturer to indicate the alloy and temper....

Ask the DAR

Mel Asberry clarifies the requirements for a builders log. The bottom line? The requirements are minimal: It should show that you actually built the aircraft, but its helpful to show as much detail as you can. And make sure you're in the photos, doing the work.

Bob’s Donut Shop

In my April 2021 column, I described making custom rivet nuts to replace self-tapping...