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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.

How the RV-8 Came to Be

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

Meet the Bull Moose

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

Building the Bearhawk LSA

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

Building the Bearhawk LSA

What could possibly go wrong?

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The noisy end.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Assembling some assemblies.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Fleshing out the forward fuselage.

Making a Business out of a Metal Rod

Harmon Lange has made more landing gear legs than anybody.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The landing gear.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The endless tail.

In Case You Missed it

Kit Stuff

Product Review: Wicks Adel Clamp Pliers

No hangar assistants or third hand to wrangle those tricky wiring or tubing installations using Adel clamps? Wicks has come up with the perfect kit to help. By Marc Cook.

Free Flight

There are many reasons that building your own airplane takes awhile. Columnist Paul Dye details the pitfalls of completing one seemingly simple maintenance task, which brings into focus the bigger picture.

Breaker Breaker

Your aircraft’s electrical system requires some form of electrical overload protection. This is usually...