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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.

Air Compressor Repair Tip

When I finally got around to firing up my new air compressor, the drain valve wouldn't open. You're supposed to be able to open...

Flight Review: Lockwood Super Drifter

Like piloting an AirCam, only more so, the Lockwood Super Drifter is for those who can’t get enough of that wind-in-your-hair feeling. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Flight Review: M-Squared Breese 2

If you’re looking for an economical way to get in the air and your stick-and-rudder skills are sharp, the Breese 2 may be the way to go. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Hatz Classic: A Homebuilt Waco

First-time builder Ron Sieck’s Hatz Classic biplane comes charmingly close to perfection. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Three Years Before the Masts

There’s something about piloting a twin-engine, open-cockpit AirCam that gets under your skin, and it may become habit-forming. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Bush Hog

How do you say ginormous in Russian? Bush Hog. Ed Wischmeyer flies the E-7 prototype, and finds the development team is on top of things.

Meet the Grizzly

AeroTek Aviations Beaver-size amphibious kit airplane, the Grizzly, showcases the company's 550-shaft-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine conversion, which has also flown in the Murphy Moose. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Supercharged F-1 Rocket

While builder Wolfgang Meyn loved the F-1 Rocket quickbuild kit, things got a little more complicated (and exciting) when he decided to add an Aero Supercharger Solutions supercharger teamed up with a modified Airflow Performance fuel-injection system; by Ed Wischmeyer.

Unusual Attitude

Oshkosh AirVenture gave Ed Wischmeyer the opportunity to look around at the newest ideas in aviation and to think about the larger implications of what he was seeing. He speculates about what works, what doesn't and how manufacturers and consumers alike could make the world of flying a better place.

Fly-In Preparation and Safety

There are always risks involved with flying into any airport, but when there’s a fly-in going on, those risks are higher than usual: lots...

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A Seal Deal

Radial oil seals, the kind found on rotating parts such as crankshafts, cam shafts...

Letters

Sharing with OthersWhat a ride we got reading Michael Robinson's "Aeronautical Decision Making" ....

Letters

A&Ps and ExperimentalsI would like to commend Dave Prizio on his very informative article...

Dimple Stick

How to dimple when you don’t have the room.