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Laura Starkey

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RANS Fly-In and Open House Was a Success

Several vendors were on hand including SteinAir, Garmin, Rotax, Edge Performance and Stewart Systems (water-based paint for aircraft) to answer questions and participate in...
Instrument panel

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 9

Panel planning and building.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 8

Feeding the beast.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 7

Let’s take a moment to catch you up on our RANS S-21 build: So far we have a fuselage constructed, sitting on the wheels,...

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 6

Pieces and parts.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 5

Building somewhere to sit.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 4

Flying forward with the wing build.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 3

The build begins “small.”

In Case You Missed it

Aero ‘lectrics

Heat and avionics don't get along all that well. Rather than installing a fan that runs all the time, Jim Weir suggests building and using a fan that runs only when you need it.
motor mount rubber

Unairworthy: Isolator Mount Problems

Rubber isolator mounts should not have a gap between them and the engine mount when properly torqued.

Engine Theory: Engine Cooling-Avoiding Meltdown

Understanding the differences between air- and water-cooled engines.

Completions

Builders share their successes.