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Jon Croke

Jon Croke
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As the founder of HomebuiltHELP.com, Jon Croke has produced instructional videos for Experimental aircraft builders for over 10 years. He has built (and helped others build) over a dozen kit aircraft of all makes and models. Jon is a private pilot and currently owns and flies a Zenith Cruzer.

Can You Calibrate Your Hand?

Every aircraft kit is designed with a number of nut and bolt fasteners that must be properly installed to complete the project. You may...

Pick the Best Rubber Hose for Your Fuel System

It’s hard to deny that rubber hose is still a popular choice for many homebuilt fuel systems. It is relatively inexpensive and very easy...

Breaker Breaker

Your aircraft’s electrical system requires some form of electrical overload protection. This is usually addressed by utilizing a number of circuit breakers or fuses....

Fast Filter Replacements

Fuel filters are found on every aircraft that has an engine. They need to be changed after some period of use to ensure a...

Support Your Wings

Having constructed several high-wing aircraft kits, I can attest to the anxiety that comes from the exercise of mounting wings to the fuselage. This...

Prepare for a Charge

The battery you install in your homebuilt kit will have nearly the same kind of life as the one in your automobile. It will...

NPT and Aircraft Fittings–Don’t Get That Size Wrong!

National Pipe Thread‭ ‬is a U.S‭. ‬standard for‭ ‬tapered‭ ‬threads‭, ‬which we find on many aircraft fittings‭. ‬Contrast this with‭ ‬straight‭ ‬threads‭, ‬which are...

Eyes That Can See Around Corners

As builders of our own aircraft,‭ ‬we‭ ‬know there are many enclosed areas‭ ‬inside the fuselage and wings that may‭ ‬never be seen again...

Take the Glare Out of That Glareshield

Many popular aircraft kits‭ ‬utilize a sheet of aluminum to form the‭ ‬glareshield‮—‬that‭ ‬“shelf”‭ ‬located above‭ ‬the instrument panel and below the‭ ‬windshield‭. ‬While...

Edging to the Rescue

Sometimes the aircraft kits we build can use a little extra help when it comes to the final fit and finish. As builders, we...

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Built in Britain

The Light Aircraft Companys Sherwood Ranger. By Geoff Jones.

Right-Angle Deburring Tool

Most of us have a threaded drill kit. Mine has an assortment of common...

All About Avionics, Part 6

Whether portable handheld or panel-mounted, GPSes are the wave of the future in avionics, and these units can store and display a remarkable amount of detailed information. With nifty docks, handhelds can perform much like the panel-mounts in the cockpit, yet be removed for use in other vehicles.