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Dick Starks

Dick Starks
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Dick Starks has written two books about the joy of flying; “You Want To Build And Fly A What?” and “Fokkers At Six O’clock!!” He was the recipient of Flying’s 2001 Bax Seat Award “for perpetuating the Gordon Baxter tradition of communicating the excitement and romance of flight.” Dick and his wife, Sharon, both fly WW-I replica aircraft.

The Dawn Patrol

Five bottles and counting.

The Dawn Patrol

Good things come in threes.

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Road trip.

Raising the Misery Bar

The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol

Take time to peel a banana.

The Dawn Patrol

Know when to hold em, know when to fold em.

The Dawn Patrol

Triumphs and disastrophes.

The Dawn Patrol

Carburetor confusion.

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After all, this is a hobby.

The Dawn Patrol

The dropped tool disastrophe.

In Case You Missed it

Making Tapered Ribs

Restoring the damaged wings of the only Dalotel DM165. By Ray Ordorica.

Wind Tunnel

Flight testing for longitudinal stability problems continues this month as columnist Barnaby Wainfan details tests for stick force as related to trim and stick-free stability of an aircraft. The object is to gather data and analyze it to see if the hypotheses about the nature of the problem hold up under scrutiny.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Coupon testing, part 1.

The Home Machinist

This month Home Machinist Bob Fritz answers readers letters and passes along some of their better ideas.