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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

Design Process: Wing Design

At this point in the design process, we have gotten the airplane sized, balanced,...

Quick Oil Change

Quick Oil Change:

Common Cents

Home equity loans, building loans, credit cards: These are only a few of the ways that one can finance an airplane building project. But beware: Each option has its benefits and disadvantages, and the wise builder will consider these carefully before signing on the dotted line; by Dave Higdon.

Flight Review: Point of Ignition

Builder Kurt Goodfellow has risen to the challenge of installing a Wilksch Airmotive WAM-120 diesel powerplant in his Van’s RV-9, and the proof is in the performance test results. By Ken Krueger.