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Dave Prizio

Dave Prizio
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Dave Prizio has been plying the skies of the L.A. basin and beyond since 1973. Born into a family of builders, it was only natural that he would make his living as a contractor and spend his leisure time building airplanes. He has so far completed three—a GlaStar, a Glasair Sportsman, and a Texas Sport Cub—and is helping a friend build an RV-8. When he isn’t building something, he shares his love of aviation with others by flying Young Eagles or volunteering as an EAA Technical Counselor. He is also an A&P mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), and was a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council for six years.

What Is My Instrument Panel Going to Cost?

A look at several options and what goes into the final price.
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The Superior IO-360 engine stripped and ready for cylinder removal. Note that oil return lines are capped as are the intake tubes in the sump. Until the decision has been made to completely tear down the engine it is best to protect everything as you go.

Maintenance Matters: Engine Overhaul Part I

Evaluation and Removal.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Making Progress on the GlaStar Project

Fixing the tail, installing the engine, and hanging the wings.

So, You Want to Buy a Used Experimental Airplane

Is this a good way to acquire a plane of your own?

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Budget, Mission, and Skill

Be sure to consider budget, mission, experience, insurance, and training.

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Different Types

Fly before you buy, factory support, engines, and Light Sport.

Revised Raven

RANS adds metal wings and a big engine to their popular side-by-side.

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Pre-Buy Inspection

The pre-buy inspection-what is it and why do you need one?

Maintenance Matters

Evaluating a used engine.