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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.

Build It Yourself

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

Rear Cockpit

Big Brother is my copilot.

Backcountry Cruzer

Gary Motley makes the most of the Zenith CH 750’s performance spectrum.

Taming the Lancair IV

Vortecx winglets make a glass speedster faster, slower, and safer.

Marking to Make a Planar Cut on a Curved Shape

Laser torpedo level makes the task easier.