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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.

ClickBond Fasteners Streamline Construction

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Having just spent a couple days replacing traditional cowling nutplates before coming to the show, I was intimately familiar with laying out the rivet holes for each one, drilling two different hole sizes, deburring, dimpling, and flush-riveting.Then I heard there was a better way. With the ClickBond system, there's only one hole to drill, some two-part glue to mix up, and the "installation fixture" to hold everything tight until the adhesive fully cures. Time savings?…

DeltaHawk Awarded LoPresti Innovation Prize

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LoPresti Aviation has announced the winner of the first annual Roy Lopresti memorial "Innovation in Aviation Award" to DeltaHawk Engines for their development and refinement of heavy-fuel piston engines over the last 12 years. The late Roy LoPresti made significant aerodynamic improvements to light aircraft during his career, including the Grumman American line of singles and twins, the Mooney 200 and 300 series, the LoPresti (Swift) Fury, and even contributed to the Lunar Lander. His…

AveoFlash LED Aircraft Lighting Dazzles

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It's not often that I see a product that just stops me in my tracks, but upon entering Hangar B, I was like a...

Zenith CH 750 STOL Premiers at Oshkosh

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Fitting neatly between the two-seat CH 701 and four-seat CH 801, Zenith Aircraft is introducing the new CH 750 to the world at this...

Zenith CH 750 STOL Premiers at Oshkosh

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Fitting neatly between the two-seat CH 701 and four-seat CH 801, Zenith Aircraft is introducing the new CH 750 to the world at this year's AirVenture convention. Available in either kit form from Zenith Aircraft ($19,500) or air-ready and VFR equipped from AMD ($99,900), this spacious two-seater retains its LSA compliance while delivering impressive STOL performance typical of the other Zenith models.…

Dream Aircraft’s New Tricycle Tundra

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"The tricycle gear Tundra is meant for the Cessna 172 pilot who wants a new airplane with better performance, and who wants the ability to be able to legally work on it himself, and get the satisfaction of building it." So says Dream Aircraft's Luc Premont, who was proudly showing me the latest from the Demarais and Gagne factory in Quebec. The very first tricycle prototype didn't make very many airshows, unfortunately, as it was…

Rick & Ace's GlaStar: Finding Face Time with the Project

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When we last visited Rick Lindstrom and Len (Ace) Rodriguez, they had just trucked their new (used) fast-track GlaStar project to its new home...

Reflections on the Lake(land)

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Invariably, someone always asks me the same question as I come dragging home: Was it worth it?We all come away from Sun 'n Fun...

Plane-Power Keeps the Juice Flowing

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There's nothing like meeting vendors face-to-face to get instantaneous answers to your questions about their products, and the aisles in the four large commercial...

Continuing Evolution, Corvair Style

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I finally got a chance on Friday to catch up with William Wynne of FlyCorvair.com to see if there had been much in the...

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Ask the DAR

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Builders liability, N-number placement, qualifying for an E/A-B repairman certificate.

2024 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

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Which propeller is right for you?

Learning to Weld

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Ken Scott continues his series on welding with oxyacetylene gas welding, and discovers the art and aesthetic in this traditional technique.

Billet or Weldment With Off-Axis Turning?

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People tend to design around their particular expertise. A machinist will design based on...