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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Minnesota Mission

Creating a bespoke airplane is one benefit of building from plans; when assembling a kit, builders cannot make many changes.

Wi-Fi Enabled

The term “Wi-Fi enabled” involving aircraft conjures up images of fat cats shorting Boeing stock at FL450 in their Gulfstreams or frustrated airline pax trying to stream Stranger Things at dial-up speeds. For better or worse, that type of Wi-Fi access hasn’t reached down to the average E/A-B aircraft yet. However, there is new Wi-Fi […]
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Homebuilt Accidents: Fatal Factors

Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.
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AeroVonics Flight Displays

Leave your cutting tools in the drawer. These drop-in electronic instruments eliminate complicated installations and have an impressive feature set.
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