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Baggage Tie-Down Cleats

By Mike Starkey.

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Marc Cook spends a few days helping perform the annual on a friends RV-7A, and finds it much easier than doing his own.

Experimental Vs. Certified

As I go through our back issues for our Archive page and relive the...

Wind Tunnel

The author explains how the characteristics of an airplane affect pilot ability to complete tasks, response factors, stability and damping of the airframe to changes in angle of attack, basic stability, trim, control forces, and control power. He also addresses the controversy behind the design of airplanes, their characteristics and the resultant suitability for various types of flying;

Build Your Skills: Fabric

This month, fabric expert Ron Alexander discusses attaching the fabric to the aircraft parts using either a pre-sewn envelope or individually cut pieces of fabric. The process is optimized for strength in flight as well as aesthetic appeal.