Home Authors Posts by Dave Prizio

Dave Prizio

Dave Prizio
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.

Zenith Trailer Kit

Zenith, the popular airplane kit company, is testing the waters for interest in what would be a travel trailer kit to be made with...

Sopwith 1½ Strutter

If you want to build a plane that will make you the envy of everyone at the airport and have people lined up to...


The long awaited RANS S-21 Outbound is finally here. It features all-metal construction with match-hole drilled skins and pull rivets throughout. The main structure...

Desser Tundra 31" tires

Desser Tires, the recap people, has just introduced  a 31-on how tundra tire to compete with Alaska Bushwheels. Desser says their tire and wheel...


RANS Design Inc. has brought their new S-20 LSM to AirVenture. It is much like the more familiar S-20 that came out some four...

Maintenance Matters

Aircraft maintenance records.

Best Practices – Fabric

Fabric covering.

Getting Started on the GlaStar Project

Starting on the wings and ordering more parts.

Meeting the 2020 ADS-B Requirements

A moderately priced solution from Garmin.

uAvionix echo and SkyFY ADSB

uAvionix introduced their echo and SkyFY ADS-B units here at Sun n Fun. The echo box is an ADS-B in and out unit that...

In Case You Missed it

Down to Earth

Getting the spark right. By Amy Laboda.

Aero ‘lectrics

Anodize, anodize, and aluminum exercise.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

The Plane-Builders Wife

My husband has a mistress-I know because Ive seen them together! By Jean Gingell.