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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

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

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

Aero ‘lectrics

Revisiting the LED strip club.

Patience, Kindness and Understanding

AirVenture! It’s finally here. How is it a year can pass so quickly yet...

Static Prop Balancer

I fly my Pulsar with a 60-inch GSC ground-adjustable wood prop because it smoothes...

Tweaking an Engine/Airframe For Efficiency

When an aircraft engine is tightly cowled without cowl flaps, running hot can be a problem. But there are solutions, as author Amy Laboda found out after much research and experimentation.