AirVenture Emergency Repairs

Who ya gonna call?

Changing a Perfectly Good Airplane

Designing and building a modified RANS S-9, part 2. By Michael Ryer and John Wells.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Oshkosh Homebuilt Parking Crew

Bringing you safely to final stop…and off again.

Bond…Click Bond

Building a better nut plate.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Assembling some assemblies.

Dare To Be Bare

After checking with a variety of aluminum polishing aficionados, author Bob Fritz came up with a winning combination for maintaining the shine on metal airplanes. He details not only which products to use, but also how to use them for maximum effectiveness with minimal elbow grease.

What’s the Future of Homebuilding?

Some builders of Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft are builders in name only, deferring primary construction of the aircraft to the pros. So concluded the FAA, which is determined to clamp down on those who would flout the 51% rules. What does it mean to regular homebuilders? Those who are building now will be unaffected, but for future builders, the FAAs guidance revisions could be significant.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

The Home Machinist

Phillips? Flat head? Double blade? Bob Fritz clears up questions you didn't even know you had about screwdrivers. When you're building a plane, the right tool for the right job (and right space) really does matter.

In Case You Missed it

Kitstuff - Genesis of a project

Kit Stuff: Genesis of a Project

In the beginning was the dream!

The Garage Mahal

If the RV-7 turns out half as well as the workshop in which it is being built, itll be a winner. By Matt Johnson.

The Spin Doctor

Craig Catto, master of fixed-pitch props.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

It’s finally finished!