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Tom Wilson

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Pumping avgas and waxing flight school airplanes got Tom into general aviation in 1973, but the lure of racing cars and motorcycles sent him down a motor journalism career heavy on engines and racing. Today he still writes for peanuts and flies for fun.

Tosten Covered

Tosten already has a complete line of popular stick grips, so they are not debuting any new hardware at this year’s AirVenture. But they...

Biplane Forum Burgers

Poke around the AirVenture camp grounds around dinner time and you’ll find every sort of gathering around barbecues. From small families to near-Woodstock events,...

Homebuilder’s Corn Roast

Corn roasts, in case you’ve never shucked your way through an ear or two, are one of the perks of clean mid-western living. More...

Oplite LEDs

First time exhibitor Oplite has a nifty line of cockpit lamps featuring variable brightness and colors, along with a choice of integrated or separate...

Sales Momentum

If it’s a show then there are show specials, and AirVenture is no exception. To pick just one, Aero Momentum, purveyors of several small-bore...

TurbAero Announces New Turbine Engine

For sure the sexiest block of wood at AirVenture is the TurbAero mock-up of their all-new, clean sheet design turbine engine. The new company...

Oasis Inspection Camera

Video camera probes are one of the wonders of our age, but the cheap ones we always seem to borrow make us wish the...

Unleaded Avgas Approved

It’s easier to catch a neutrino in a jar than come across a fundamental change in general aviation, but it appears we just caught...

Round Fantasies

Modern round motor fans are romantics for sure, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to find the compact Verner radials displayed on equally emotional...

F1 Rocket Update

If there’s one question Vince Frasier at F1 Rocket is tired of answering is, “When is the tapered wing coming out?” So, of course,...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

What do you get when you combine the ambiance of a military fighter with the design constraints of a Light Sport Aircraft? The MySky MS-1. By Dave Martin.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Sandwich panels, part 5-a simple, accurate method for molding flanged parts.

Practical Electrical

Battery facts and fables—Lithium considerations. By Robert L. Nuckolls, III.

Aero ‘lectrics

Franklin vs. Edison, Thomson, Millikan, et al.