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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.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The endless tail.

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.

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

As Light Sport Aircraft become more popular, so too will the desire to learn more about maintaining one of the most common engines used in these designs, the Rotax four-strokes. Columnist Dave Martin goes back to school to learn about routine Rotax maintenance as well as safe operation of the popular engine.
Dave Martin

Dave Martin 1938–2021

What we are today was set in motion by Dave more than three decades ago.

Hang Up!

I have been flying my RV-9 for 14 years and a thousand hours. You...

Learning To Identify Solid Rivets

Nearly every homebuilt aircraft kit has at least a few solid rivets helping to...