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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.

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...

RANS S-21

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 S-20 LSM

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.

Getting Started on the GlaStar Project

Starting on the wings and ordering more parts.

Best Practices – Fabric

Fabric covering.

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...

RANS S-21 Outbound

The much anticipated RANS S-21 made its debut yesterday at Sun 'n Fun after being delayed by Tuesday's storm. The S-21 is a departure...

In Case You Missed it

Aero ‘lectrics

The FAA provides a wealth of user-friendly information on its web site. Jim Weir takes us on a tour of the highlights.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and stall speed.

Alternative Energies

Sun n Fun 2011 opened with stormy skies and a tornado, but the Green Space area offered a ray of sunshine at the rain-soaked event. By Dean Sigler.

Tech Tip: Tailwheel Tune-Up

Keeping your plane on the straight and narrow.