Home Authors Posts by Mike Loehle

Mike Loehle

Avatar
2 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Hands On: Spray Painting

Mike Loehle shows us the process of prepping both metal and composite surfaces prior to painting as well as applying color and clear coats.

Hands On: Soup to Nuts

Mike Loehle, of Loehle Aircraft, discusses the development of his aero coatings system and details some of the pre-paint prep process.

In Case You Missed it

Becoming a Test Pilot

Lessons learned from a Lancair Super Legacy and Dick Rutan.

Flying Qualities and the Horizontal Tail

An airplane's horizontal tail is critical to stabilizing the airplane in pitch, trimming out pitching moments caused by the wing and providing control power for maneuverability.

Experimental or Certified

Which one will work for you? By Gary Jones.

Build a Bear: Mellow Yellow

Dave Prizio and team build a paint booth (too small), test drive charcoal masks and bunny suits, and discover the joys of covering your homebuilt plane with $400 per gallon paint.