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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 four—two GlaStars, 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.

Nuts and Bolts

Aircraft quality nuts, bolts, washers and other hardware are the right things to use if they hold the things together that keep you in the air.

Fuel Pump Replacement

I was climbing out from my home base airport in Chino, California. I noticed that the fuel pressure was quite a bit less than...

Buying Used: Van’s RV-7/7A

A worthy successor to the world’s most popular experimental.

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part II

This time we will finish up our condition inspection and look at the sometimes controversial topics of service bulletins and airworthiness directives. About this time...

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part I

If you own a Cessna or other certificated airplane, you need to get an annual inspection every year. If you own an Experimental/Amateur-Built airplane,...

Alternator and Voltage Regulator Problems

As everyone moves toward electronic instrumentation, the alternator is taking on a more and more important role. Alternators and their indispensable partners, voltage regulators,...
orque Wrenches

Torque Wrench Basics

Torque is a twisting or rotational force about an axis such as the length of a bolt. It is measured in foot-pounds, inch-pounds or...

Carburetor Maintenance

Neglect is the biggest enemy of your carburetor. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
Van's RV-6

Buying Used: Van’s RV-6

What to look for when shopping for the world’s most popular Experimental.

Magneto Timing

Checking your magneto timing is part of every yearly condition inspection, but beyond that it is something you should be able to do whenever...

In Case You Missed it

The Creative Homebuilder

Make your own air-flow speed control.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger encourages Americans to participate in the World Microlight and World Paramotor Championships to be held in Spain this summer, and discusses what is required to compete.

Rear Cockpit

Getting there.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick and Sharon Starks and The Dawn Patrol make their annual, magical pilgrimage to AirVenture Oshkosh. Mix in a big, surly storm, the Wild Snorting Piglet, and an Air Force Brigadier General, and you've some something to write home about.