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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.

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.

Restarting a Homebuilt Project

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What to do when you haven’t been doing anything.

In Case You Missed it

Aero ‘lectrics

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Electrical potpourri.

Big Screen EFIS

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How you choose might depend on panel space and your control set preference—but the choices are extensive!

DIY Adjustable Rib Centerline Marking Tool

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As a new builder I came quickly to the step of needing to mark rib centerlines to align the ribs with the predrilled holes in the skin.

Turnbuckles for the 21st Century

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The MS series turnbuckle can eliminate conventional safety wiring.