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Tom Kuffel

Tom Kuffel
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Tom Kuffel, builder of a Glasair Sportsman, is a 4000-hour CFI with sea and multi-engine ratings. He has also flown on several hundred aircraft searches while managing to be the subject of one or two himself.

Two-axis Electric Trim Controller for Under $50

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This homebuilt two-axis electric trim controller has all the functions of the fanciest commercial units, yet it costs less than $50 for the parts.

Simplified One-Off Electronic Projects

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As homebuilders, we are accustomed to doing a lot of preliminary and/or tooling work to build a couple of pieces for our aircraft. Tom Kuffel created an auxiliary fuel transfer pump controller for his GlaStar Sportsman for next to nothing, a real savings over the retail price of $300, and he describes how he did it.

In Case You Missed it

Letters

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Waiex Review Rebuttal We are writing to express our disappointment in the Waiex. Y...

2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide

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In Part 1 of our 2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide, Marc Cook explores what’s currently available in traditional powerplants, and why such engines might be the best choice for your homebuilt aircraft needs.

Quick-Drain O-Ring Change

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By Bill Repucci.

Something Wild

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When a homebuilder has a vision for a unique paint scheme on his RV-3, he assembles a team that can bring it to life.