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Full of Hot Air

A custom-built ultralight hot air balloon that fits in an RV-7.

In Case You Missed it

Build it Better

Paul Dye has used his engineering discipline to jot down his thoughts on the many lessons learned as we gain experience as pilots and builders. His goal, and ours, is to leverage the tribal knowledge of longtime builders such as Dye to get you thinking about Experimental aircraft on a higher level. Not simply nuts and bolts, but larger concepts centering on safety and self-discipline. We hope you enjoy this series.

We Shall Be Led Into the Light

In 1850, British physicist Joseph Swan began experimenting with paper coated with carbon in...

Plane and Simple

Drilling in tight places.

Torque Plates

Torque plates are installed before any cylinders go on at the Lycoming engine...