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Making Tapered Ribs

Restoring the damaged wings of the only Dalotel DM165. By Ray Ordorica.

O For Some Plans!

Builder Ray Ordorica is in the process of realizing a long-term dream of building the real airplane that he flew as a model during his early years. The project is not without its trials, though, as original plans are not available, and many small mysteries must be solved before the real building can begin; by Ray Ordorica.

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EAA’s One Week Wonder

From a Zenith standard kit to the flight line in a week—and you can help.

Ly-Con O-Ring Trick

When you join two halves of a flat aviation engine together, they often weep between the starter and the alternator. Not only is this unsightly, its wasteful and makes completing an overhaul more cumbersome than need be. Enter Ly-Con, whose groovy O-ring process promises to stop leaks before they start.

Second Time Charm

There’s no other way but to admit that I found dozens of reasons to...