Improper Bolt Length

A bolt should extend beyond the nut by 1–3 threads. If it is any longer, then the next size shorter bolt should be used....

Sensor Sensibilities

In 2011, when I purchased my engine sensor package for the then new Dynon SkyView system, the sensors of choice for fuel and oil...

Fun With Emissions

Making the rounds on the canned news circuit recently was the EPA announcing it’s going after emission controls for aviation. Oh boy. As an old...

Archive: December 2002

Eighteen years ago this issue, we put Jack Harper’s single-seat Breezy derivative on the cover that also touted the 2003 kit buyer’s guide featuring...

Tri-Power!

Can CubCrafters make the tri-gear bush airplane a thing?

With a Little Help From Your Friends

In a world where a COVID-19 forces us inside and further emphasizes virtual relationships—with work, with school and with friends—it’s probably no surprise that...

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 5

Building somewhere to sit.

Building a Tunable Carbon Fiber Induction Plenum

There’s always more to learn when increasing your engine’s horsepower output and optimizing volumetric efficiency.

Garmin aera 760

A capable bigger-screen portable GPS edges into tablet territory. Is it better?

A Seal Deal

Radial oil seals, the kind found on rotating parts such as crankshafts, cam shafts and axles, are wear items and occasionally need to be...

In Case You Missed it

Engine Failure!

Are you prepared?

Home Shop Machinist

Titanium-when and where to use it and how to machine it.

The 2-Mile Decision

For those of you who read my column last month on keeping the fires...

Editor’s Log

Shop memories.