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Omar Filipovic

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Omar is the Web Editor at KITPLANES Magazine building a GlaStar in Portland, Oregon while also acting as president and janitor of the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association.

Rounding a Hole

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Cut large holes in thin material freehand.

Avionics Shop On a Box

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A work platform for easy access to avionics.

Improve It

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Homebuilders enjoy improving things. We like our stuff to look better than stock.

Easy Fiberglass Cowl Blister

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Composite clearance when you need it.

Glass Blowing

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Building and installing Flyleds’ landing and taxi lights in a GlaStar.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting… an Engine

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Omar eagerly awaits his shiny new Lycoming Thunderbolt engine. Watch the unboxing!

SW-51 Mustang from ScaleWings

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German aircraft manufacturer ScaleWings Aircraft is launching shipments of a “Quick Build Kit” of the SW-51 Mustang, which the company calls "the world's most...

Glasair Sportsman Kits Available Again

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Sportsman kits have been updated to reduce the builder's assembly time and come in carbon fiber or fiberglass.

New High-Wing Design From Sonex

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Sonex Aircraft announced a new high-wing design today, adding to its lineup of low-wing aircraft. The new model, slightly reminiscent of the Wittman Tailwind...

Grow a Third Hand

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When you need an extra hand, make a jig.

In Case You Missed It

Aero ‘lectrics

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In an ongoing attempt to update his shop and make it more energy efficient, Jim Weir puts together a winning compressor-generator combo to run the lights and whatever else needs juice.

Gone Pro

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In the last three years I’ve been rewarded by the older of my sons...
Old iPhone as aviation multi tool

The Best Multi-Tool for your Homebuilt

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I am going to describe the best multi-tool you can own for your homebuilt...

The Ultimate Upgrade

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As Martha and Wendell Solesbee near completion on their Lancair Evo, they encounter the minor setbacks that make the “90% done, 90% to go” expression ring true.