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When wiring up a homebuilt aircraft, it pays to ask: What do I want to protect myself from?
How can you give yourself that margin of safety that you hope you'll never need?
Paul Dye takes readers through a rework of his RV-3's fuel system to illustrate why some mods are a sound choice.
Countless modifications for homebuilts are available, but does that mean they're right for our projects? Paul Dye discusses the value of keeping things simple.
What a difference a few years make. Paul Dye discusses the evolution of kits, using the two he built (Van’s RV-8 and RV-3) as examples.
Paul Dye explains how to achieve unlike (or dissimilar) redundancy on the various systems in your homebuilt.
Acknowledging risk and taking steps to minimize it are safer than denying that it exists.
After nearly a year of restoration work by countless volunteers, the first "reflight" of the VanGrunsven RV-1, N5827N, occurred on February 19, 2012 from...
Perfection is unattainable for most builders, yet it is what many strive for. Paul Dye posits that sometimes “good enough” may be just what you need to finally get out of the shop and into flying.
The word “redundancy” is often heard in aviation, and with good reason. But a well-thought-out backup plan involves more than just having two of everything.