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Mark Schrimmer

Mark Schrimmer
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Mark is executive editor at KITPLANES®. When he’s not working on the magazine, you’ll find him in the garage slowly making progress on his second homebuilt project, a Van’s RV-12iS. Mark is also an instrument-rated private pilot and previously owned a Piper Warrior II.

RV Maintenance by the Book

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Vic Syracuse’s latest guide is a must-have for RV owners.

Book Review: Are Your Nuts Tight?

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Vic Syracuse has written two definitive guides to Experimental Aircraft Pre-Buys and Condition Inspections.

Hoover Farewell Fanfare

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Lieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle described Robert A. "Bob" Hoover as "the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived." He was also among the...

What Is It?

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This has to be one of the most unusual STOL planes ever. Powered by a 180-hp Lycoming IO-360 turning a Hartzell constant-speed prop, this...

What is it?

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This aircraft was designed in 1962 to set speed records for 500-kilogram airplanes. Powered by a 100-hp Continental O-200A, the pusher configuration was used...

Sport Performance Aviation announces Corvair Stroker Engine.

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Sport Performance Aviation LLC (SPA) unveiled their long anticipated Corvair 3.3L Stroker engine at EAA AirVenture. The engine uses a stroked version of SPA's...

New Garmin Radios Debut in Van's RV-12

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Garmin's Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace their SL-40. Van's Aircraft, Inc. has been testing the new GTR200 com radio/intercom...

Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. announces new AOA Pro III

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Advanced Flight Systems Inc. has introduced a new probe-based angle-of-attack system based on their proven AOA System. The AOA Pro III uses a super-bright...

GRT Now Shipping Val Avionics Remote Nav Radio

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GRT Avionics is now shipping Val Avionics remote nav and com radios to be used with the HXr, GRT’s large-screen electronic flight instrumentation...

Sonex Aircraft Accepting Deposits for SubSonex Personal Jet

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Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced that kit reservation deposits are now being accepted for the SubSonex Personal Jet. A $10,000 refundable deposit will allow customers...

In Case You Missed it

Leaking Lycs

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In truth, all engines can leak. Here’s how to deal with it.

Ask the DAR

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Can a homebuilt whose core is a certified airplane fuselage ever be seen as an Experimental?

Build Your Own Optical Tach

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An inexpensive remote tachometer you can set on your instrument panel.

Buzzwords: Maneuvering Speed

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Ed Kolano unravels some of the misconceptions of the oft-misunderstood term, “maneuvering speed,” and explains the implications for pilots of homebuilt aircraft.