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Eric Stewart is designing and building the SR-1, a speed plane for setting records in the FAI c-1a/0 category (takeoff weight less than 661 pounds, including pilot and fuel). You can see more at facebook.com/TheSR1Project, including additional photos and videos of the subjects in this series of articles.

Composite Sheared Wingtips

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A step-by-step process to make DIY molds for sheared wingtips.

On the Edge

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Hot-rodding the venerable Rotax four-strokes.

Build Your Own Steel Shop Table

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It’s a great alternative to wood.

Shining a Light on DarkAero

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Ryley, Keegan and River Karl provide a behind-the-scenes view of the DarkAero 1.

DarkAero Keeps It Light

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The Karl brothers bring a new carbon fiber speedster to market.

Testing, Testing!

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Part 3: Testing components and assemblies.

Testing, Testing!

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Part 2: Determining Material Properties

Testing, Testing!

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Part 1: Wing Static Load Test

Sail By Wire

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Paulo Iscold's Nixus sailplane debuts a fly-by-wire control system.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

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Wheel pants and gear fairings, part 2.

In Case You Missed it

Home Shop Machinist

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Master the blaster.

Build Your Own Hangar Doors

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Not finding any commercial doors to his like or budget, the author built his own. By Nolan Bradbury.

Calculating Weight and Balance

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Tackling weight-and-balance calculations is a task we have all faced with some trepidation, but...

To Launch a Light Sport

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Its 90% done with 90% to go! Bob Fritz has a flyable airplane and a semi-long list of things still left to do to improve it.