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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

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The endless tail.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook saw some reasons to be cheerful at AirVenture, especially the upcoming refinement of the 51% rule for homebuilders.

What’s New

New landing lights from AeroLEDs, a lightweight headset from MGL, the electric Waiex makes its first flight, and FatBoy offers throttle quadrants for Vans RV kit aircraft. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Completions

Builders share their successes.