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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.

Light Sport Accidents: A Broader Look

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Experimental Light Sport Aircraft have a better safety record than traditional homebuilts.

Special Light Sport Airplane Accidents

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Some surprising results when compared to traditional Cessnas.

Turnbuckles for the 21st Century

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The MS series turnbuckle can eliminate conventional safety wiring.

Homebuilt Accidents: Reassurance

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Don’t let the statistics get you down.

Homebuilt Accidents: Passing the Engine Baton

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How does the Rotax 912 compare to traditional engines used in small homebuilts?

Homebuilt Accidents: Captains vs. Fledglings

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How does pilot experience affect the accident rate?

Homebuilt Accidents: Emergency Landings

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Pilot skills become critical when the engine quits.

Homebuilt Accidents: The Pilot’s Condition

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Bushy-tailed optional, bright-eyed mandatory.

ADS-B and the Little Guy

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

Where Have All the Homebuilts Gone?

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

In Case You Missed it

The Dawn Patrol

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Hummel UltraCruiser builder Dennis Brooks came to Liberty Landing looking for a place to store his airplane, and left with some new friends and a test flight courtesy of The Dawn Patrol.

The Airfoil Adventures of Harry Riblett

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Finishing the work NACA started.

Aero ‘lectrics

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The Romex Ranger.

Builder Survey: Wilderness Calling

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Lucky 13: RANS S-7 Coyote builders tell KITPLANES about their building, company support and flying experiences. By Mary Bernard.