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Vince Homer

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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

Letters

The Thrill Is Gone...Somewhat I love KITPLANES magazine and haven't missed an issue...

Safety Is No Accident: Canards

The appeal of canard-type designs hasn't faded, and the design was heralded as inherently safer because of its resistance to stalling. Ron Wanttaja reveals the veracity of that claim given the accident numbers.

Builder Profile: Orange Appeal

Marc Cook profiles a rookie Copperstate show winner: a spectacular F-1 Rocket with a distinct Harley vibe.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook takes a moment to put lifes challenges in perspective as Senior Editor Bob Fritz enters the fight of his life with his characteristic positive attitude.