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Kerry Fores

Kerry Fores
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Kerry Fores grew up jumping the airport fence in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He wanted to build an airplane in 10th-grade woodshop but was asked to choose a smaller project. In 1998, unconstrained by teachers, Kerry scratch built a Sonex he polished and named Metal Illness. It was awarded Plans Built Champion at AirVenture 2006. Kerry is on the web at thelifeofdanger.com.

Hand Tools: Modified, Made and Improvised

Merriam-Webster defines a tool as “A self-absorbed male prone to wearing a necklace”…wrong one…here it is: “A handheld device that aids in accomplishing a...

Fit and Trim

A first flight reveals truths that only air moving over an aircraft’s surfaces can reveal. Will the engine cool properly? Will the cockpit fill...

Keeping a Battery Current

“With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being...

One Week Wonder—That’s a Wrap!

With one second remaining on the clock, the Sonex One Week Wonder was still one hour from having a functioning nervous system. Deadlines. Who...

Patience, Kindness and Understanding

AirVenture! It’s finally here. How is it a year can pass so quickly yet take so long? For many, AirVenture is more than the...

Can We Talk? (Boy, Can We!)

One of my favorite AirVenture activities is eavesdropping as people tell their buddy about the Sonex product line. They confidently say that Sonex took...

Caffeine and Quality

Shakey Blake’s nervous system was fueled by caffeine. He’d arrive to work at 7 a.m., trembling, and head for the coffee maker with a...

Terms and Conditions

“Customers are always right except in matters of money.” Those stark-but-telling words were emblazoned on a sign in the break area of a fast-food...

Extra Fuel–What Price Range?

What from our evolutionary past predisposed us to the need for more? Always more. What scarcity did our species experience that threatened our survival...

AeroConversions AeroVee Turns 20

The peoples’ engine still fills a niche.

In Case You Missed it

Cogswell’s Molds

Some of the many cool details of Steve Cogswell’s RV project from last month’s...

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Repairing a Damaged Lead Counterweight

When trimming the elevator counterweights of a Van’s RV-14 kit, I modified one of...

Right-Angle Deburring Tool

Most of us have a threaded drill kit. Mine has an assortment of common...