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Ken Scott

Ken Scott
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Ken Scott is a longtime employee of Van's Aircraft and also a multi-airframe builder (RV-6, KK-1, RV-12) whose quest for new skills remains unabated. He lives with his wife, Camilla, on a residential airpark near Canby, Oregon.

Rotax, Anyone?

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Robert Haag’s RV-4/600 is powered by a Rotax 915 iS engine.

Lady Vi Emergency Landing

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On the way to Oshkosh the only flying VariVggen, "Lady Vi," lost oil pressure over northern Arkansas. Pilot Ryszard Zadow diverted to a small...

The Resurrection of Lady Vi

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RAFE brings a rare and special VariViggen to life.

Van’s–The Middle Ages

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My involvement with Van’s Aircraft started in 1987—if my memory is right. The company had been going for 15 years when I got there,...

How the RV-8 Came to Be

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25 years ago, Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine.
Bull Moose

Meet the Bull Moose

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All Moose, no bull—a throaty American V-8 motivates this outsized Canadian bush plane.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

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It’s finally finished!
Rion Bourgeois (left) and Philip Groelz test the tank for leaks.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

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What could possibly go wrong?

Building the Bearhawk LSA

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The noisy end.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

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Assembling some assemblies.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

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Can a homebuilt whose core is a certified airplane fuselage ever be seen as an Experimental?

Buzzwords: Human Factors—The Basics

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Small design considerations can have a big impact on comfort, convenience and safety.

Cowl Paint Protector Bib

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The top photo shows a "bib" I fabricated out of a shower pan liner....

Maintenance Matters

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Veteran A&P Steve Ells explains the basics of setting up and organizing your home workshop, and the tools you'll need to complete and maintain your project.