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David Boeshaar

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David Boeshaar is a systems analyst for corporate Disney. A former mechanic, teacher, and computer help desk guru at a major university, he is now building a Van's RV-9A for fun with his brother-in-law. As the new guy in aviation, Dave has learned lots, both good and expensive, and hopes to pass along a little help to the builders coming up behind him.

The New Guy

Documenting your build. By David Boeshaar.

Tips From the New Guy

Picking your panel. By David Boeshaar.

Dealing With Builder’s Fear

Tips From the New Guy

Tips From the New Guy

Helpers. By David Boeshaar.

The New Guy

Ten tips for buying airplane stuff online. By David Boeshaar.

The New Guy

Ten universal tips for Experimental aviation. By David Boeshaar.

Going Off-Plans

Going off-plans adds significant time to your project. Even small changes will add to your build time.

The New Guy

Getting the spark back. By David Boeshaar.

Joining Two Small Wires

By David Boeshaar.

The New Guy

Shop safety tips. By David Boeshaar.

In Case You Missed it

Shop-made Blind Rivet Nut

Blind rivet nuts, also called rivnuts, rivet nuts or insert nuts, are a clever...

Wind Tunnel

Horizontal tail design.

One Builder’s Headache is Another’s Project

Sometimes picking up a project that needs a little work is just the ticket for (re)building satisfaction.

Light Stuff

Dave Martin revisits the Evektor SportStar, and even after a three-year hiatus, he found the Max IFR to be a forgiving and delightful airplane.