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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

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

Return of the Turbo-Compound

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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

A Tale of Two Kits

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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.

2013 Plansbuilt Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

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There are developments in the world of plansbuilt designs. Here’s what’s new, what’s old (but still going strong, such as the Pietenpol Air Camper) and what’s on the horizon. By Mary Bernard.

Unusual Attitude

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Sleeping on her first flight? Its the sign of a good builder/pilot, and a trusting and relaxed wife.

Build Your Own Steel Shop Table

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It’s a great alternative to wood.