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Sam Buchanan

Sam Buchanan
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A Wood Tailwheel Lift

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(Or how to save your achin' back.)

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

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Part 3: the lows and highs of Phase One.

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

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Part 2: from crate to airport.

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

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Part 1: priorities and decisions.

Legal Eagle XL

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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.

Found From Space

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A technology developed by ham radio operators, called automatic position reporting system (APRS), coupled with low-cost GPS receivers, a decent antenna and the World Wide Web, have made it possible to track light-aircraft flights without incurring access or subscription fees. Yes, you'll need to get a Technician license for radio operators, but thats a minor obstacle if this system is something you want or need to use.

In Case You Missed it

Around the Patch

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A recent announcement that a major manufacturer would no longer be making and selling carburetors came as a shock. Although another company has taken up the challenge and will supply carbs, at least for the time being, this news may be the impetus needed to move more aviators toward fuel-injected power for their homebuilt aircraft.

AKIA Industry Insights

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Advice to designers and one designer's response.

Best Practices – Solid Rivets

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Solid rivet selection and installation.

VHF Com–the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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With a panel full of glass and diodes turned into all the colors of...