Engine Theory: Carburetion

Getting air and fuel into the engine.

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Inactive homebuilts from the 1970s, confusion about changing from SLSA to ELSA.

To Launch a Light Sport

Once he decided on a kit, builder Bob Fritz went full-speed ahead on the project and has made remarkable progress in a short time. He’s nearly ready to start making airplane noises.

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DAR Mel Asberry continues his discussion of aircraft operating limitations by looking at why we do what we do during those important Phase I tests.

Cracked!

Take a deep breath–it can be fixed.

Homebuilt Accidents: BuzzKill

Crashes while maneuvering at low altitude have a high mortality rate.

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Converting an ultralight to ELSA, kit without a bill of sale, engine missing its data plate.

The Ultimate Upgrade

Could a plane as large, expensive and complicated as the Lancair Evolution be completed by an experienced homebuilder? We have the answer to that intriguing question.

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KR-2 as LSA, overweight ultralights, pre-cover inspections.

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Registration and the Repairman’s Certificate.

In Case You Missed it

Best Practices – Workshop Safety

A safe workshop is a happy workshop.

Engine Beat

Removing your oil filter is not nearly as easy as putting it on. Steve Ells shows you how to take it off without turning your workshop into a Hazmat site.

Driving Down the High Costs of Aircraft Ownership

Building a trailer for a Quickie Q200.

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger discusses a rational path for owners of sport aircraft to become commercially rated.