Metal vs. Wood

Part 2: Reworking a wood propeller.

Horizontal Stabilizer Crack

In 2014 Van’s Aircraft put out a service bulletin for potential cracking in the horizontal stabilizers of the RV-6, RV-7 and RV-8 series of...

The Proof Is in the Putting

Putting it on the hangar roof and wiring it to the airplane, that is. This is the first of a whole lot of things...

Mr. Bearhawk’s Wild Ride

Calm winds at the airport and clear skies don’t necessarily mean it’s a good day to go flying!

Design Process: Distribution of Lift Coefficient

In the last few months, we have explored how planform and taper affect both the distribution of total lift across the span and the...

The Fly As You Go Plan

Learned colleague Paul Dye recently wrote about the time-limited nature of aviation hardware. That is, every bolt has its day. Eventually the cad plate...

Archive: October 2000

Our October 2000 issue featured the Stolp Starduster Too, a huge section on readers who had completed their airplanes and a closer look at...

Sportsman in Transition

A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman.

Radical Reconstruction

There are no halfway measures to describe what has transpired at Glasair Aviation from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to the events preceding...

Buying Used: Van’s RV-7/7A

A worthy successor to the world’s most popular experimental.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Flying Flea, part 3.
Subsonex paint

Turbine Temptation: Adding Some Color

John Stahr performs airbrush magic on the jet.

Fast and Smooth

The Tarragon invades America!

Buying Used: Long-EZ

Construction workmanship varies greatly, so it pays to have experienced eyes look over your temptation before you succumb to its charms.