Cogswell’s Molds

Some of the many cool details of Steve Cogswell’s RV project from last month’s column were the fiberglass parts made to conceal various lightening...

Can You Hear Me Now?

For those of you in aircraft with magnificent audio systems—stereo music and multi-input switching panels that have push-button selection of your half-dozen headphone inputs—this...

No Backshell and No Screw

I hate seeing D-sub connectors not supported or fastened correctly, as the wires will eventually break. In this case, two broken wires on the...

Design Process: Vertical Tail Functions–Yaw Stability and Damping

The vertical tail performs multiple tasks to stabilize and control the airplane. This month we will explore what the vertical tail contributes to the...
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Firewall Forward: Spark Plug Maintenance

KITPLANES editor at large Paul Dye goes into detail on how to inspect and maintain conventional aircraft spark plugs in the latest installment of...

Dispatches from Florida

There was a time when we had multiple airshows and events in a year that had at their center (or near to it) Experimental...

Light Up

When I first started construction on my RV-10 in 2007, old-school incandescent lights were making their way out of the market and LEDs were...

Terms and Conditions

“Customers are always right except in matters of money.” Those stark-but-telling words were emblazoned on a sign in the break area of a fast-food...

Archive: July 2012

A decade ago, we had the RANS S-7S on our cover. Although current editor in chief Marc Cook had moved out of la sedia...
Starduster with a flat tire.

Flat Broke

It was just two days before standing down for an annual inspection, so I thought to take the ol’ box kite out for a...

In Case You Missed it

Sim World

With X-Plane, you don't have to wait until the paint is dry to start test-flying your homebuilt project. A remarkable simulation will allow you to do that early on. By Chuck Bodeen.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks reminisces about the aviation luminaries The Dawn Patrol has been privileged to meet at the annual Salute to Veterans Air Show.

All About Avionics: Electrical Connections

Building a plane? Youll need connectors. Stein Bruch shows you what to use, where to put them and how to make a quality connection.

Completions

Builders share their successes.