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Sam Buchanan

Sam Buchanan
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A Wood Tailwheel Lift

(Or how to save your achin back.)

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 3: the lows and highs of Phase One.

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 2: from crate to airport.

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 1: priorities and decisions.

Legal Eagle XL

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

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

Silver & Deming and Step Drills

Home shop machinist.

Hello, Tech Support

Im trying to build this airplane, but I have literally never even tightened a bolt in my life.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 2-how high should you fly?

Around the Patch

In keeping with the spirit of this years Directory of Plansbuilt Aircraft, Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook extols the virtues of enjoying the process of building of an airplane as much as the flying of it.