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Kevin Horton

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Kevin Horton learned to fly in a J-3 Cub way too many years ago then flew S-2 Trackers in the Canadian military. He spent a year at test pilot school in France and has worked full time as a test pilot for over 25 years. In his spare time he flies the RV-8 he built.

Determining Engine Power

Its easier than you think. By Kevin Horton.

Sam LS

Retro look for fun flying.

Flight Testing: Static System Error – Theory and Practice, Part 2

In Part 2 of the series, Kevin Horton shows you how to gather and interpret flight-test data to identify static system error (spreadsheets included).

Flight Testing: Static System Error, Theory and Practice

Flight testing requires precise airspeed calibration and measurement. A less-than-optimal pitot-static system can compromise those numbers. Heres how to troubleshoot the problem.

Flight Testing: Finding TAS from GPS Data

Math works! Kevin Horton shows you how to use GPS data to calculate true airspeed.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

As a builder gets ready for his airworthiness inspection, he wonders if he can hire a DAR who is familiar with his design but lives in another state. And what if your airplane doesn't pass inspection?

Still Searching for Speed

Looking for the perfect next project, part 2.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir wraps up the Back Yard II wind tee project, illumination and all.

Parallels, Stops, and Travel Limiters

Although the title might suggest it, this is not about parallel parking, speeding tickets, or driving of any kind.