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Paul Lamar

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Paul Lamar worked in the aerospace industry on Polaris missiles, and later took a dream job as an engineer for Chaparral Race Cars. He owns a Cessna 182 and is building a Mazda rotary-powered KIS Cruiser.

Makes You Go Hmmm

Rotary-engine enthusiast Paul Lamar details the benefits and efficiencies of using rotary power for homebuilt aircraft.

Return of the Turbo-Compound

Everything old is new again. Paul Lamar looks at the turbo-compound engine, developed in the post-WW-II era. Thrown over for jet engines, it may yet hold promise today as we search for more energy efficient ways to get the most out of increasingly expensive fuel.

In Case You Missed it

Booster or Bravado?

A few years back, during AirVenture, a person asked me what vibration testing had...

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Editor’s Log

The homestretch.

Building Unusual

Westfall Special past and present.