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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.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Welding the fuselage.

Scratch-Built Christavias

Quickbuild kits too easy? Here's your next project.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Fuel tanks and wingtips.

The Airplane Van Didnt Want to Build

How the RV-6 became the most successful kit aircraft yet.

Speed Deburring

Why turn a hand crank when electrons work so cheap?

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Working on the wings.

Finding Hidden Holes

Four methods that worked-and one that didn't.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The start of a long, enjoyable tale.

Laser Tag

An inexpensive laser pointer makes it easy to drill holes in exactly the right place.

Staying in the Game

It’s never been easy to afford flying, and it’s getting harder. As costs continue to rise, here are innovative ways to stay in the air.

In Case You Missed it

Aero ‘lectrics

Franklin vs. Edison, Thomson, Millikan, et al.

Rewiring a Nippondenso Alternator

This simple mod lets you add an external regulator.

Van’s RV-12

In typical fashion, Van’s Aircraft refused to rest on its laurels after the RV-12’s prototype debut last year, and sought to improve on an already good design. The new production airplane has changed (beyond its color), with a castering nosewheel, toe brakes instead of a grip, reshaped control sticks for better clearance, ground-adjustable seats fore and aft as well as in tilt, and the list goes on. Best of all, this day/VFR machine is still a delight to fly; by Ed Kolano.

Buying Used: Sonex & Waiex

What you need to know when shopping for these Sonex Aircraft models.