Ernie, Can You Hear Me?

Every now and again, you get to do something that just feels good inside. Especially as an engineer and electronic designer, those times come...

Design Process: Engine Size

The engine of an airplane must produce enough power to meet the requirements of all phases of the mission. First, the engine must accelerate the...

Fitting an RV-7A Cowl

Time to start the Cowl? It’s one of the biggest milestones and ranks right up there with the canopy. Don’t fret. There are tips...

Building the ‘Beater – Part 3

It’s beginning to look like a helicopter.

Debunking Deburring

If you are building an aircraft kit that requires drilling holes into metal parts, there is no doubt that the subject of deburring will...

Archive: September 1997

The rakish, T-tail Ban-Bi homebuilt was on our September 1997 cover, teased as “French Curves & Carbon.” Designed by Michel Colomban, father of the...

A Pee-wee Herman

One of the nice things about living in Southern California is the weather. Very rarely does it get so cold that you need to...

51 Questions

The press of business being what it is, I recently found myself in bucolically superior British Columbia at Murphy Aircraft. The major result of...

The Resurrection of Lady Vi

RAFE brings a rare and special VariViggen to life.

Tribute to Teachers and Mentors

I write this submission during the month of November when traditionally we ponder and express gratitude for things, some would say blessings, that we...

In Case You Missed it

Soaring with Sonex

Sonex Designer John Monnett returns to the motorglider scene with the two-place Xenos.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Editor’s Log

Mary Bernard discusses staff changes at KITPLANES and the new series and columns that are making their debut this month.

Ye Olde Slip Roll

This month’s project is a follow-on to the Pietenpol muffler that was the subject...