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Kevin Horton

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

Tech Tip

Forming a Composite Blister.

2014 Plans-Built Buyer’s Guide

Not everyone starts with a kit. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the relative merits of internal versus external antennas, after using his Glastar Sportsman 2+2 as a test bed. His conclusions have to do with both the material used to build the airplane as well as location of the antenna on the aircraft.

Build Your Skills: Composites (Part 11)

Author Bob Fritz offers a middle way to paint your airplane yourself, without surrendering your first born or breaking the bank. Hint: Preparation and the right equipment are essential.