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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

Plane and Simple

Drilling in tight places.

Nose Job!

Adding an aluminum spinner to an RV-7.

Letters

Sharing with OthersWhat a ride we got reading Michael Robinson's "Aeronautical Decision Making" ....

Build Your Skills: Fabric

Who knew there was so much to consider when selecting a fabric for your aircraft project? Cotton or polyester? Light weight or heavy? STCs, TSOs, PMAs, FAA requirements. Poly-Fiber or Ceconite systems? Ron Alexander unravels the alphabet soup and explains how and why each fabric may be the way to go for a specific project.