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Ed Wischmeyer

Ed Wischmeyer
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Ed Wischmeyer is a Van’s RV-8A owner and a vocal proponent of good handling qualities. He has written a number of flight reviews for this magazine and come away fairly impressed with many of those aircraft.

Perfectionists Playpen

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Homebuilt judging at EAA AirVenture. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Virus Motorglider

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Ed Wischmeyer samples the Pipistrel Virus, a versatile Slovenian composite motorglider that can be built or bought ready-to-fly.

Steen Skybolt

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The Steen Skybolt is a fabric-covered, wood-ribbed biplane that is built for aerobatics—and doesn’t disappoint. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Starduster Too

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This Starduster Too is more than just a smart-looking biplane with unique elliptical wings and eye-catching paint. Careful reconstruction and modifications have made it into one sweet-handling ride. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Flight Review: Mustang II

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When Don Caskey recognized that a passel of his neighbors had built and were flying Mustang IIs, he got the bug and constructed a custom-made version of his own.

Flight Review: Pitts Model 12

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For the Pitts Model 12 from Jim Kimball Enterprises, the name of the game is power. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

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A few hours piloting the Belite may make you reconsider your preconceived notions about ultralight aircraft. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Thatcher CX4

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If you’re a builder on a budget and don’t aim to do long cross-country trips, the Thatcher CX4 may be worth a look. By Ed Wischmeyer.

SeaRey LSX Amphibian

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Progressive Aerodyne has a new version of its kitbuilt amphibian, the SeaRey LSX, and the updates to the design live up to high expectations. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Flight Review: CGS Hawk Arrow

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Chuck Slusarczyk’s lightweight Hawk Arrow can hold its own as a solid cruiser, even in the realm of so-called “real” airplanes. By Ed Wischmeyer.

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Home Shop Machinist

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Clean-cut hoses.

First Time Builders

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Here's how to maximize your chance of success.

Remembering Reno

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Aviation just wouldn’t be the same without the races…no matter where they are held.

Wind Tunnel

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Certain situations and configurations just call out for a ducted-fan installation. Barnaby Wainfan explains the benefits and drawbacks.