Engine Beat

A step-by-step guide to doing maintenance on a Slick magneto. By Steve Ells.

Findlay’s Flyer

Improving the breed through the need for speed.

How the Pros Do It: Jim Kimball Enterprises

Jim Kimball Enterprises—Building the better biplane.

To Dream The (Almost Impossible) Dream

Almost from the beginning of aviation, the idea of a plane you could drive/car you could fly has captured both the popular imagination and the hearts of some dedicated experimentalists. The dream remains alive, and realization, the author says, is fettered only by the lack of willing investors; by Murry L. Rozansky.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Coupon testing, part 2.

Understanding Your Risks

Paul Dye discusses risk management, and how you can decrease the chances of having an aviation mishap.

Big Talk

The standalone com radio lives on—smarter, more flexible and affordable than ever.

Following the DIY Approach to Engine Overhaul, One Step at a...

Following the DIY approach to engine overhaul, one step at a time.

1909 Blériot XI

A near-exact replica of the first airplane to fly across the English Channel.

University of Jabiru

If you're considering or have already made the decision to use a Jabiru engine on your kit aircraft, Texas Sport Cub builder Dave Prizio says this three-day course will add to your confidence when installing and maintaining it.

In Case You Missed it

That’s Shear Nuts

The aircraft bolts we use to build our projects will always be paired with...

Letters

StargazingI just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Tom Wilson's article on the...

Build Your Skills: Composites (Part 7)

Author Bob Fritz explains how to set up a vacuum-bagging operation in your home shop, using readily available equipment and supplies, which will get you great results on small- to medium-size parts. The object is to mechanically squeeze out excess epoxy for a good-ratio part with maximum weight savings and strength.

Letters

 Missionary ZealI have been a KITPLANES® subscriber since its inception. Over the years I...