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Vic Syracuse

Vic Syracuse
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Vic is a Commercial Pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA Technical Advisor and Flight Counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 9000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot and Angel Flight pilot. He chairs the EAA Homebuilt Council and is a member of EAA’s Board of Directors. He also has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation.

Do’s and Don’ts of Aircraft Building, Part 2

Do’s and Don’ts of Aircraft Building, Part 2
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Keeping the Fire Lit

Air. Fuel. Spark. Right?
motor mount rubber

Unairworthy: Isolator Mount Problems

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

The registration crew goes to great lengths to recognize those who have built an airplane and flown it to OSH for the first time....

Unairworthy: Loose Tail Attach Bolt

This is a very critical bolt that attaches the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage in an aerobatic airplane. The bolt is not tight, and...

Do’s and Don’ts of Aircraft Building, Part 1

Wiring mistakes.
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Unairworthy

Missing labels.

Unairworthy

Wrong nav lights.

Checkpoints

A continuing journey.
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Unairworthy

Missing operating limitations.
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