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The $250 Smoke System

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

Making Sandable Foam Glue/Filler

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

Get a Grip on It!

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Adding wing-walk tape to slippery keyless drill chucks.

Using Drywall Spackling Paste as a Filler Material

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A comparison of 10 products.

Build Your Own Leak-Down Tester

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Converting a Harbor Freight compression tester for aircraft engine use.

Build Your Own Optical Tach

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

In Case You Missed it

Cover Story: Designing Men

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In this first installment of the upholstery series, the author looks at the basics: sewing machines, scissors, needles and thread, and more.

Stressing Structure

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Cable-operated aileron control system.

Torque and P-factor

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We’ve touched on this during previous discussions of slipstream (most recently in the April...

Lightweight Stepladder

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I affectionately refer to my Jabiru light-sport as being a “low high-wing” airplane. This...