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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.

Building the Affordaplane, Part 2

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From a construction standpoint this ultralight design is quite unusual in some ways and very traditional in others.

ULPower Tempts Builders With “Shirts for a Snap” Micro Event

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Mid-day Saturday found a small frenzy around the ULPower Engines booth.

Dingo

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A single seat, open cockpit biplane.

Sun ‘n Fun 2024: First Impressions

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Some quick, but candid impressions from my first day at the Sun ‘n Fun air show in Lakeland, Florida.

What About an Ultralight?

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Ever consider what it might be like building an ultralight?

Scratch Build a Kit?

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I want to present a strategy and method to get a few more prospective airplane builders off the fence and into the workshop. This...

Will That Be Paint or Powder?

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There are two popular options for builders to consider for covering steel components.

How Fast Is a Speed Nut?

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A “speed nut” is a somewhat generic term that is occasionally used for a one-piece spring steel fastener that we can use in our...

Countersinking for a Flush Fastener Fit

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In last month’s column, we talked about the procedures needed for installing flush rivets and screws in our kit aircraft projects. As builders we...

Dimpling for Beauty and Speed

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Each time you install a fastener on your airplane kit, consider whether the head of that fastener (rivet or screw) should protrude above the...

In Case You Missed it

Disintegrated Drive Coupling

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Ever wonder why the standby alternator or vacuum pump isn’t working? There is a...

Completions

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Builders share their successes.

The Creative Homebuilder

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12-volt test equipment.

Straight and Narrow

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Wheel alignment 101.