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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.

Clearly the Same?

There are two materials that are commonly used for homebuilt windshields and windows: Lexan and Plexiglas.

Warm Up Your Engine This Winter

Count yourself fortunate if you live in a region where winter does not bring average nightly temperatures much below freezing! For the rest of...

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...

In Case You Missed it

Completions

Stephen Port's RV-8Here is my RV-8 that I completed in June 2017. I...

Big Talk

The standalone com radio lives on—smarter, more flexible and affordable than ever.

Pedal Power

Building a classic biplane for the next generation of aviators. By Tom Brusehaver.

The Real McKee

In the ultimate FUUN exercise, Andy McKee flies the Atlantic in search of AirVenture and friendly colonials.