Learning To Weld

After years of procrastination, the author decides to jump into welding with both feet, and finds that it is an acquired skill achieved only by practice and the right mindset.

Learning to Weld

Ken Scott's series on welding closes with an afterword from his mentor, Philip Groelz, who explains why TIG welding is the way to go.

Meet the Grizzly

AeroTek Aviations Beaver-size amphibious kit airplane, the Grizzly, showcases the company's 550-shaft-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine conversion, which has also flown in the Murphy Moose. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Alternator Mods Without Major Surgery

Another way to modify a Nippondenso alternator for use with an external voltage regulator.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Ask the DAR

Should A&Ps also get a repairman certificate, using multiple pilots for Phase 1 testing, putting E/AB wings on a certificated fuselage.

Error Chain

It Got Very Quiet!

The Big Squeeze

Fabricating aircraft cables.

Petit Jean

This small fly-in has what it takes to become the next big thing.

Build It Better: The Choices We Make

Paul Dye debuts his new series on the myriad considerations that go into building and flying Experimental aircraft.

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Lost logbooks and airworthiness certificate, confusion about Light Sport Aircraft.

Ask the DAR

Ready to perform aerobatics with your new homebuilt? Not so fast! The operating limitations dictate what's required first.

DIY Wind Indicator

Chuck Deiterichs description of a do-it-yourself wind indicator project includes tips, drawings, a parts listing, in-progress photos and a look at the finished product. His experimentation with the highly visible design takes the guesswork out of doing it right.

Building Again

A plans resurgence? By Chad Jensen.