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UMA Instruments

Analog gauges still have a place in the digital era.

Searey LSX

An old friend with a new personality.

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

Dave Martins Spacewalker II makes room for his recently completed RV-12, and heads east to its new owner in Ohio.

Aero ‘lectrics

A switch in time makes noise.

Wind Tunnel

The author explains how the characteristics of an airplane affect pilot ability to complete tasks, response factors, stability and damping of the airframe to changes in angle of attack, basic stability, trim, control forces, and control power. He also addresses the controversy behind the design of airplanes, their characteristics and the resultant suitability for various types of flying;

The Home Machinist

This months feature offers a three-in-one discussion that includes how to use the steady rest to work with any material that extends beyond the chuck, a review of Googles SketchUp program that will allow you to get designing on your home computer quickly, and notes on how to make an indispensable tool for the home machinist; by Bob Fritz.