Prop Job

How often do you wander the flight line and see a classic aircraft with a propeller that just makes you stop and go “Wow!”...

Being Cool

Despite Newton’s claims, those of us who have been upside down, under the panel, with sweat dripping uphill, know that there are sopping exceptions...

Tempest AA470 Oil Filter Cutter

If you’re doing your own routine maintenance—and if you’re not, why not?—you’re going to need a means to open your canister oil filter after...

Diary of a Panel Upgrade Part 1

It usually takes about 8 flying hours to get from Oshkosh to my home airport. The year it took 10 days to get the...

Garmin Smart Glide

New software that’s an extra layer of automation for backstopping emergency deadstick landings.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 12

We have finally arrived at the “last 10%” of our RANS S-21 Outbound build—our to-do list whittled to a handful of items. In many...

Easy Slider: Part 3

In Part 2 we applied the last coat of primer and fixed any flaws. After wet sanding with 800-grit and one last cleaning, we’re...

E-Hawk in Paradise

A small group of students in a well-equipped private school have constructed an electric Experimental/Amateur-Built ultralight aircraft. They have done a spectacular job performing...

The Modern RV-10

A well-modded RV-10 points to the state of the art in homebuilt four-placers.
Van's RV-10

Buying Used: Van’s RV-10

On a scale of 1–10, most owners rate it an 11.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

As a builder gets ready for his airworthiness inspection, he wonders if he can hire a DAR who is familiar with his design but lives in another state. And what if your airplane doesn't pass inspection?

Wind Tunnel

Sometimes adding accoutrements, paint, interior embellishments and other must-haves can result in a weight penalty that is difficult to overcome.

Dealing With Builder’s Fear

Tips From the New Guy

Avionics Special: Garmins G3X Engine Monitoring System

Ponying up for the engine-monitoring portion of Garmins G3X EFIS suite requires careful consideration, but the result is a truly integrated solution. By Marc Cook.