Home Authors Posts by Patrick Panzera

Patrick Panzera

9 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Patrick Panzera is the editor of CONTACT! Magazine, a nonprofit publication dedicated to supporting Experimental aviation, with a focus on alternative engines.

Marvelous Mustangs

Titan adds new engines and a B-style fuselage option to the T-51.

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.

2014 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.

2013 Engine Buyer’s Guide

The outlook for the alternative engine market for Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft is positive, and there are new additions since last year—even more reason to join the auto-conversion club. By Patrick Panzera.

Unusual Attitude

If you want to install an alternative engine in your aircraft, make sure you've thought through the issues of weight, thrust line, cooling and cowling.

2012 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

If you’re in the market for an auto-conversion engine for your homebuilt aircraft, here’s a definitive guide to the options. By Patrick Panzera.

Are you considering an alternative engine?

Patrick Panzera explains some specific formulas he uses to see if an engine' claimed numbers pass muster.

The State of Auto Conversions

We take a look at the current auto-engine conversions for homebuilt aircraft. By Patrick Panzera.

Fuelventure 400

Last years Copperstate Fly-In was the occasion for a race where speed was only one of the factors in winning. By Patrick Panzera.

In Case You Missed it

Build Your Own Optical Tach

An inexpensive remote tachometer you can set on your instrument panel.

Pondering Powerplants

Since the beginning, homebuilders have gazed upon the engine lurking under the cowl of a certified light aircraft and thought, There has got to be a better way. Rick Lindstrom looks at several aeromotive engine conversions, from the practical to the semi-exotic.

Traveling Machine

If you made clever design decisions when building your plane, did you make sure it can still be maintained away from home without special tools?

Aero ‘lectrics

Transistors don't like excessive heat, but there's a way to beat it: an engineered heat sink.