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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

Alternative Energies

Motor controllers—making DC into AC. By Dean Sigler.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

CNC mold blank fabrication, part 2.

25th Anniversary: Engine Monitoring Comes of Age

Whats happening behind that firewall? Marc Cook traces the lineage of engine monitors over the past 25 years.

Product Review: Dynons Handheld DX15

Dynons DX15 handheld transceiver marks the company's introduction to a crowded product category. By Paul Bertorelli