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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

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.

Learning to Weld

Ken Scott's series on welding closes with an afterword from his mentor, Philip Groelz, who explains why TIG welding is the way to go.

Learning to Weld

Ken Scott continues his series on welding with oxyacetylene gas welding, and discovers the art and aesthetic in this traditional technique.