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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

Measuring Antennas

Freely admitted, my very early experience with antennas was confined to looking at a...

The Staaken Z-21A Flitzer

Intended as an inter-war sportplane, the VW- or Jabiru-powered Staaken Flitzer delivers the goods in both performance and agility. These planes may not appear sleek, but they’re a blast to fly.

Metallic Puce and Other Considerations

Airplane people tend to be drawn to all Machines That Move Us. Cars, motorcycles,...

Ask the DAR

Towing gliders with an E/A-B aircraft, POH requirements, taxi-testing scenarios.