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Rick Lindstrom

Rick Lindstrom
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Rick Lindstrom has been fascinated with motorized devices since the disassembly of his mom’s Kirby vacuum when he was 3, predictably followed by record player motors and lawnmower engines. After he learned to fly, it was only natural that he gravitated to the world of alternative aircraft engines. He currently pilots a Corvair-powered Zenith and is undecided about what will power his GlaStar.

Pete Sinclairs Lancair ES-P

Can a homebuilt surpass factory certified? Rick Lindstrom.

Sikorsky S-38 Project

Building a 55%-scale, amphibious twin-engine flying boat seems like an ambitious project, and it is. But this former WW-II B-25 commander with four homebuilt aircraft already under his belt tackled it anyway. By Rick Lindstrom.

Experimotive

The Dyna-Cam engine has a long history and an uncertain future. Despite its positive attributes, you still cant buy one. By Rick Lindstrom.

Geared Drives Remembered

The innovative work of Bud Warren contributed much to the homebuilt community and saved many an engine from being relegated to the scrap heap. By Rick Lindstrom.

Experimotive

You know those engine vendors you usually see at the big annual air shows? Where do they go when they disappear? Detective Rick Lindstrom is on the case.

Experimotive

Necessity is the mother of invention, and the Corvair engine for aircraft has inspired a host of innovative aftermarket solutions. By Rick Lindstrom.

Experimotive

Bud Warrens Geared Drives has entered the firewall-forward business with promising results thanks to a new PSRU. By Rick Lindstrom.

Experimotive

Jess Meyers of Belted Air Power continues to refine auto-engine conversion firewall-forward packages for homebuilt aircraft. By Rick Lindstrom.

Experimotive

Rick Lindstrom looks at Maxwell Propulsions upgraded FWF system, and peeks into the systems future.

Experimotive

Ben Haass STOL Zenith 801, featuring a Ford V-8 auto conversion, made quite a first impression at AirVenture 09. This month, he tells Rick Lindstrom what makes it all work.

In Case You Missed it

Firewall Forward: Choosing Your Engine

Many factors go into choosing the right engine for your homebuilt. In Part 1 of this new series, Dave Prizio provides an overview of the options available in Lycoming and Lycoming-type engines, and what you need to consider when making a decision.

Flight Testing: Finding TAS from GPS Data

Math works! Kevin Horton shows you how to use GPS data to calculate true airspeed.

Legal Eagle XL

Sometimes slow and steady wins the race, especially when you want a leisurely wind-in-your-hair, no-fuss flight. The plansbuilt Legal Eagle XL answers that call.

Rear Cockpit

Builder types II.