Changing the Propeller, Can I Add Seats?

Question: I am upgrading the propeller on my aircraft and was wondering if you might be able to help me out. My situation is...

Unairworthy: Missing Safety Wire

Some bolts have drilled heads for a reason: They are supposed to be safety wired. The first example is a wheel pant bracket. The left wheel pant bracket on this airplane was missing the safety wire. A discussion with the builder ensued until the right wheel pant was removed—that bolt had gone missing! The second […]
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Turbine Temptation

Making the decision.
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Building the Bearhawk LSA

It’s finally finished!
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Avionics at AirVenture 2019

A bit of innovation and some surprises.
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Fabric Covering 101

Lessons learned applying fabric to a Murphy Maverick.
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Sikaflex Canopy Bond

Tips for making The Big Cut and bonding a canopy.
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Alternator Mods Without Major Surgery

Another way to modify a Nippondenso alternator for use with an external voltage regulator.
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Grow a Third Hand

When you need an extra hand, make a jig.

Homebuilt Accidents: BuzzKill

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