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Dean Sigler was a technical writer professionally for 34 years, with a liberal arts background and a Master's degree in education. He writes the Sustainable Aviation and CAFE Foundation blogs. He has presented at several symposia and at several Experimental Soaring Association workshops. Part of the Perlan Project, he is a private pilot with a great love for low and slow aircraft.

Alternative Energies

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The Grand Unified Airplane: Is it possible to extract energy from the act of flight itself? By Dean Sigler.

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Diesel engines, anyone? How about biofuel? More builders are turning to such alternatives in the name of fuel economy, while the industry awaits fuel cells and better batteries. By Dean Sigler.

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While researchers seek electric flight’s Holy Grail—a 10X battery—aviation’s innovators are busy determining ways to use less fuel with the technology available now. By Dean Sigler.

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One plane, one pilot, 5 tons of garbage: How Jeremy Rowsell plans to crisscross the globe in a Cessna 172 powered by fuel made from recycled plastic. By Dean Sigler.

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They may be largely unknown today, but two French brothers were among those exploring battery-powered flight in the 1880s. By Dean Sigler.

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Experimental Soaring Workshop: This annual gathering of designers and builders of sailplanes, hang gliders and paragliders is an idea festival, and a must-attend event for enthusiasts. By Dean Sigler.

Eric Raymond Seeks Tour of the Americas on Solar Power

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Eric Raymond flew across the U.S. in Sunseeker I on solar power in 21 hops in 1990.  He crossed the Alps between Germany and...

Alternative Energies

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A new electric ultralight motorglider expands the boundaries of its category—and its plans can be downloaded free. By Dean Sigler.

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Chip Yates is a man with a plan—to follow Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight in an all-electric plane. The flight’s planned for 2014; in the meantime, there are battery challenges to solve. By Dean Sigler.

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Three new aircraft, Synergy, Pipistrel Panthera and Volta Volare, are pushing the innovation envelope with their propulsion systems, performance and fuel economy. By Dean Sigler.

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Letters

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Dave Anders' RV-4I read "Putting the Experiment in Experimental" with a lot of...

Metal Magic: Blind Rivet Techniques

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Paul Dye discusses blind or pull rivets—and why they're not just like hardware-store "pop" rivets.

Hello, Tech Support

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Im trying to build this airplane, but I have literally never even tightened a bolt in my life.

Completions

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Builders share their successes.