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These days, I seem to be associated mostly with metal airplanes, RVs in particular. Just take a look at that byline down there—I have been flying my RV-8 since 2005, the RV-3 was finished late in 2011, and it doesn’t even mention the RV-6 my wife brought to the marriage. (We fly together on trips […]
Rule number one for building the SubSonex: Build from the inside out. Rule number two: Never close anything until you have no choice but to do so—you might need to access something on the inside. The SubSonex is small; even experienced builders who come to visit the shop remark at just how diminutive it really […]
Making the decision.
Sometimes, you just see a photo that demands a caption. Or two. Or maybe three… “If I’m really quiet, maybe they wont notice me!” “When I grow up, I want to be really fast, like these guys!” “One of these is not like the others…” The truth is, as usual, much simpler. As the Reno […]
Reno Race week is an interesting phenomenon, depending on if you’re a casual spectator, or a die-hard fan (or participant). To the public – or race fans with limited time – the races are a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event. To those who are more deeply involved, the effort began a week ago, with travel to […]
The Reno Air Races have a lot of great things, but when you talk to those who’ve spent a lot of time watching all sorts of airplanes go around in circles, you’ll find that one of the greatest is the speed and accuracy of the scoring system and the reports that are generated on the […]
The place to be for those enamored with air racing is the pits.
It’s September in Reno, and to aviation buffs, that means one thing - Air Racing!
Strolling through the Formula 1 hangar at the Reno Air Races, we came upon Steve Temple’s Heat Stroke with its cowling off, and thought “wow…what an RV builder wouldn’t give for that much room between the back of the engine and the firewall!” Yes, that is a Continental O-200 hanging way out there on that […]
Want to look and sound like a fighter jock?