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The $250 Smoke System

Why buy a commercial system when its easy to roll your own?

Making Sandable Foam Glue/Filler

An epoxy alternative thats easier to work with for low-stress, structural applications.

Get a Grip on It!

Adding wing-walk tape to slippery keyless drill chucks.

Using Drywall Spackling Paste as a Filler Material

A comparison of 10 products.

Build Your Own Leak-Down Tester

Converting a Harbor Freight compression tester for aircraft engine use.

Build Your Own Optical Tach

An inexpensive remote tachometer you can set on your instrument panel.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

A glare shield for Garmin GPS units; Sportair USAs certified pre-owned LSA program; quick reference for aera and AV8OR Ace; Better Half VW announces Legal Eagle XL. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Lancair Evolution

Lancair Aircraft is revolutionizing its already successful turboprop line of kits with the new Evolution, a 750-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney-PT6A-powered, carbon-fiber composite, 380-mph four-seater to be available later this year.

Oil Recycling

We all try our best to recycle and protect the environment. We haul waste...

Safety Is No Accident: Buying a Previously Owned, Flying Homebuilt

Ron Wanttaja looks at the accident data to determine whether its safer to buy than build an Experimental, and he identifies the key factors to ensuring a successful outcome.