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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.

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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

Wind Tunnel

This month columnist Barnaby Wainfan takes a look at how the airplane responds in roll when the pilot is maneuvering. Two key factors are roll acceleration and the steady-state roll rate.

Traveling Machine

Van's two-seat RV-12 LSA proves itself as a surprisingly travel-friendly cross-country airplane. By Marc Cook.

Wind Tunnel

Design Process-balance, part 2.

Plane and Simple

Double-duty band saws.