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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

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 3.

Round-Trip Flight

Let’s see. Where was I? When we last spoke, I was headed back into the...

Rear Cockpit

Twice the fun and half the cost.

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Chuck Bodeen Chucks background is as an aerospace engineer and computer programmer. His love for...