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Paul Dye

Paul Dye
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Paul Dye, KITPLANES® Editor at Large, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 and SubSonex jet that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra and an electric Xenos motorglider they completed. Currently, they are building an F1 Rocket. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.

Editor’s Log

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Still learning…after all these years!

Dynon Avionics Releases SkyView Version 7.0 Software – adds Charts...

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Dynon Avionics has just released their long-awaited SkyView Version 7 software. This is an important release for the SkyView system: with new geo-referenced Charts...

Wire Bundle Lacing

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Sometimes the old ways are still the best.

Cycles of Flight

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When man first took flight with wings, he did it without power. Gliding on the wind from hills and dunes, the short periods of...

Dynon Avionics Acquires Advanced Flight Systems

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As of today (July 22nd, 2013), Dynon Avionics and Advanced Flight Systems (AFS) have joined forces, with the acquisition of AFS by Dynon. Advanced Flight...

What’s Your Angle?

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Angle of attack indicators make better pilots and might save your life.

Editor’s Log

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What do you do with your homebuilt?

Have You Ever Scared Yourself?

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Here at Kitplanes, we are not just dedicated to helping people find, build and fly their experimental aircraft - we want to make sure...

Out with the Old, In with the New

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Upgrading from Slick magnetos to P-MAGS

Boots on the Ground

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Paul Dye talks about meeting old friends and making new friends at air shows and fly-ins, and introduces several new columnists who will be regular contributors to KITPLANES.

In Case You Missed it

Completions

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Builders share their successes.

Maintenance Matters

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In this new column, Steve Ells shares his background as an A&P mechanic and offers tips on keeping your homebuilt aircraft running smoothly.

Twelve Months to Takeoff

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The first customer-built Zenith CH 750 SD takes to the sky.

The Creative Homebuilder

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12-volt test equipment.