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Ron Wanttaja

Ron Wanttaja
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Ron Wanttaja is a systems engineer, engaged in satellite orbit/constellation design and analysis, launch vehicle and onboard propulsion system trades, and operations concepts for space systems. He worked on the early design studies for the International Space Station.

ADS-B and the Little Guy

ADS-B installation may be avoidable for many small homebuilts.

Where Have All the Homebuilts Gone?

Thousands of E/A-B aircraft have been removed from the rolls, but most of them haven’t existed for decades.

Homebuilt Accidents: Fire!

Quite possibly, your eyes glazed over‭ ‬a bit when you saw the title of this‭ ‬article‭. ‬Quite possibly‭, ‬you’re poised to skim forward a...

Homebuilt Accidents: Focus on Van’s

The RV series has an excellent safety record.

Homebuilt Accidents: BuzzKill

Crashes while maneuvering at low altitude have a high mortality rate.

Homebuilt Accidents: Fatal Factors

Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.

Homebuilt Accidents: Evaluating Engines

Statistics show traditional certified engines have the best reliability.

Buying Trouble-Purchased Homebuilt Accident Rates

Up to half the homebuilt fleet is owned by non-builders.

Homebuilt Accidents-First Flights

Builder error is a major factor in first-flight accidents.

Homebuilt Accidents: Pilot Error

The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.

In Case You Missed it

Testing, Testing, Can You Hear Me Yet?

We’ve come a long way from the Narco Omnigator (vintage 1958 or so) to...

The Creative Homebuilder

Make your own back rivet set.

Long-EZs and More

If there’s a chance to meet or hear an aviation celebrity speak, it’s my...

The Owner Assisted Interior

Working with an upholstery expert can save you money and time when designing and installing an interior in an Experimental aircraft. By Mike Manning.