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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 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.

Alternator and Voltage Regulator Problems

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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

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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

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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

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

Magneto Timing

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

Engine Overhaul Part II – IRAN vs. Overhaul

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Back in September 2019, we looked at the process of evaluating a troubled engine to determine just how much work it was going to...
GlaStar

Buying Used: GlaStar

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This article begins a new series that takes off from our previous articles on buying a used Experimental/Amateur-Built airplane. Where the previous series took...

Ed Zaleski 1947–2019

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Ed Zaleski was in so many KITPLANES® photos that he should have been on the payroll.

Starter Trouble

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A little over five years ago I wrote a maintenance article dealing with troubleshooting starter problems. The gist of the article was don’t assume poor...

Tires, Brakes & Wheel Bearings

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Maintenance matters.

In Case You Missed it

Kit Stuff

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Building the ‘Beater – Part 7

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Installing the interior.

Letters – October 2019

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Praise for Paul Former Editor in Chief (and now Editor at Large) Paul Dye made...

A Soldering We Shall Go (Part 2)

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When last we left our discussion of soldering, we touched briefly on each of...