All About Avionics

Which engine monitor is best? Author Stein Bruch may not offer a definitive answer for all builders, but he details the factors that should be considered before arriving at a final decision, along with tips on how to achieve a successful installation.

Custom Fluid Lines

Doing it yourself–with professional help.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The landing gear.

Empty Nest Syndrome

Looking for a new project to fill the shop.

Homebuilt or Store-Bought?

Raising the bar for RV-10 interiors to an entirely different level. By Bruce Eicher.

Fixed Formation

The Bel-Aire 4000 flies on lower wings from a Piper PA-22 Colt and upper wings from a PA-12 Super Cruiser.

Speed Deburring

Why turn a hand crank when electrons work so cheap?

Flying to All 50

With Hawaii and Alaska out of the way, I decided to visit the other 48 states.

Error Chain Follow-Up

Prop governor failure-the rest of the story.

All About Avionics: Electrical Connections

Building a plane? Youll need connectors. Stein Bruch shows you what to use, where to put them and how to make a quality connection.

In Case You Missed it

Engine Beat

Do-it-yourself tips for how to keep those all-important plugs sparking clean. By Steve Ells.

Avidyne IFD540

Avidyne's new IFD540 GPS navigator will offer an easy replacement for Garmin GNS users.

Roll Your Own Pitot Tube Cover

An easy solution when commercially available covers wont fit. By Axel Alvarez.

Aero ‘lectrics

An increasing number of pilots are turning to iPad and Android apps for use in the cockpit. Jim Weir takes an in-depth look at one of the more popular ones: ForeFlight.