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Minnesota-based Stein Bruch is in a unique position of running a successful avionics shop that caters to the Experimental crowd. As such, he's seen, installed, trouble-shot and fixed just about everything on the market. In other words, he knows what he's talking about.

All About Avionics, Part 6

Whether portable handheld or panel-mounted, GPSes are the wave of the future in avionics, and these units can store and display a remarkable amount of detailed information. With nifty docks, handhelds can perform much like the panel-mounts in the cockpit, yet be removed for use in other vehicles.

In Case You Missed it

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 3: the lows and highs of Phase One.

Decision Time

The aged Lycoming is done. What’s next?
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Metal Magic: Driven Rivets

An introduction to driving round-head rivets with a rivet gun and bucking bar, the staple skill needed for building a metal airplane.

Designer Spotlight: John Thorp

John W. Thorp has had a profound influence on both homebuilding and on aviation in general. If you've flown Piper Cherokees or know of the all-flying tail, you're familiar with his design principles, and his T-18 is still a favorite worldwide; by Amy Laboda.