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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 worked full time as a test pilot for over 30 years. In his spare time built an RV-8.

Determining Engine Power

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Its easier than you think. By Kevin Horton.

Sam LS

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Retro look for fun flying.

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

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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

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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

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

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Firewall Forward: Exhaust Systems

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Besides venting engine exhaust, an exhaust system must heat the cabin and warm the carb. Some crucial rules must be heeded, no matter what kind of system you choose.

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part II

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This time we will finish up our condition inspection and look at the sometimes...

Letters

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Wankel EnginesIn "Mistral Magic" , Paul Janssens wrote: "The engine is very good as...

Quickly Trimming a Glass Layup

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An easy way to prevent painful punctures to your fingers.