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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

Hide the Hinge

“Trick” hinge mods that are simple to incorporate into certain hinged assemblies.

Checkpoints

The best-laid plans.

Wind Tunnel

Taxi testing may seem to be a mere formality, but it is a vital step toward bringing a new aircraft to flight, and is not without its dangers.

Right-Angle Deburring Tool

Most of us have a threaded drill kit. Mine has an assortment of common...