Build a Bear: Taking Stock

The big truck bringing Dave Prizio’s Texas Sport Cub arrives, and the inventory and painting processes begin.

Editor’s Log

The explosion of ADS-B technology, the new Van’s RV-14 and an editor in a ballistic-parachute simulator—AirVenture was full of exciting developments, as always. Plus: a send-off for Editor-at-Large Marc Cook. By Editor-in-Chief Mary Bernard.

The Creative Homebuilder

Phenolic-based bulkhead fitting.

Fiberglass Magic

Falco gear door project takes the mystery out of making custom parts.

Ask the DAR

Does an A&P have to sign off on an ELT inspection? And can a Sport Pilot fly a Cessna 172?

Rear Cockpit

An inside look.

Stressing Structure

Tubes, struts, and column buckling.
The Superior IO-360 engine stripped and ready for cylinder removal. Note that oil return lines are capped as are the intake tubes in the sump. Until the decision has been made to completely tear down the engine it is best to protect everything as you go.

Maintenance Matters: Engine Overhaul Part I

Evaluation and Removal.

Checkered Past

Building the Bearcoupe from 3D plans.

The Coming Revolution

Tremendous progress has been made in the Automatic Speech Recognition realm (think iPhone’s Siri), and this technology may be a boon to solo pilots sooner than you think. By James P. Hauser.

In Case You Missed it

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.

Roll Your Own

Builders Ken Scott and Ken Kruegers unique project is off the drawing board and into production. They're working with the engine builder, the wing is behind them, the nosebowl is taking shape-and the fuselage is taking over the living room;

After the Accident

Okay, you bent your airplane. What happens next?

Error Chain

Gear collapse-not all mishaps happen in the air. By Russ Erb.