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Robert Talir

Robert Talir
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Bob Talir is a private pilot and retired engineer with an M.S.E.E. degree in control systems. He worked on the Navy F-18 flight controls including the autopilot and automatic carrier landing system. Bob built and is flying a Flightstar II ultralight trainer. He is currently building a GlaStar that is nearing completion.

The Holy Grail of Landing Lights

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Installing a Flyleds Seven Stars light in a GlaStar.

Bob Talir’s Flightstar II SC

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My kit arrived on 2/9/09. After taking inventory, I began building and completed the plane in 480 hours over a 14 month period. First...

In Case You Missed It

Fourier Strikes Again

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Ah, the email call for April 15, 2022, just arrived. Michael Zwijacz wrote to...

Hamming It Up

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Amateur radio enthusiast Chuck Deiterich explains how pilots can use the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) to track their flights and stay in touch with loved ones for a modest investment.

Letters

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Gear HeadIn the excellent Wittman W10 Tailwind article in the January 2011 issue, Marc...

Secondary Flows

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Cooling within the engine compartment—oil and accessories.