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Sometimes those little modifications can add up to big consequences.
Modern avionics, knowledge of the weather, a sturdy airframe and a cell phone make cross-country trips less of a gamble.
Building the RV-3 Aileron Trim
Shocked by the price of servos, Paul Dye decided to fabricate an aileron trim for his RV using compact linear actuators intended for use in radio-controlled models and robotics.
Soul of the Machine
Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.
Free Flight: Embracing New Ideas
Embracing new ideas in avionics and other areas of aviation will allow us to enjoy the benefits and move the industry forward.
Into the Coal Sack
Paul Dye discusses the ins and outs of landing at night on a narrow, obscured by trees private runway.
Why do seemingly simple modifications wind up taking so much time to complete?
Reinventing the Wheel
Do you really need to spend your time coming up with a better solution when the one provided is more than good enough?
Filing IFR gives you the flexibility to take advantage during fluctuating weather conditions rather than being at the mercy of them.
There are many reasons that building your own airplane takes awhile. Columnist Paul Dye details the pitfalls of completing one seemingly simple maintenance task, which brings into focus the bigger picture.