This month we look at installing the fabric on the wing and how to use rib-lacing, reinforcement tapes, pre-punched holes, and methods of mechanical attachment including pop rivets, PK screws and fabric clips; by Ron Alexander.
Lycoming makes a push into the Light Sport Aircraft market with its new O-233 engine. Though similar in appearance to the venerable O-235, it’s an entirely new design poised to take on some heavy competition. By Marc Cook.
Upgrading to LED lighting with “The Works” kit from Flyleds.
Prop governor failure-everything was wonderful, right up until it suddenly wasn't.
This month well go through the step-by-step vacuum-bagging process for an aileron trimtab part to see how to deal with extreme contours.
Getting started on a Spacewalker II.
Is an aircraft’s empty weight required on the data plate? Does the gross weight change when an LSA is converted from conventional landing gear to floats? Should engine maintenance be entered in the builder’s logbook? Does the Minimax still qualify as an ultralight?
Les Krumel invested 22 years building his award-winning Thorp T-18.
Camp Scholler comes alive during AirVenture.
Part 2: Determining Material Properties