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.

Build It Better: Testing, testing, one, two, three

There's no substitute for real-world testing--;something homebuilders should keep in mind when moving from the theoretical to the actual application.

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.

A Wooden Kneeboard for Tablets

While I owned my‭ ‬Fisher FP-404‭ ‬‭(‬“Restoring a Stored Homebuilt‭,‬”‭ ‬February 2017‭), ‬I was using an Android smartphone running the free Avare navigation app for what limited cross-country flying I‭ ‬did with that plane‭. ‬As it was a wooden‭ ‬plane‭, ‬a homemade wooden holder for‭ ‬the smartphone seemed more in keeping with the wood structure […]
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Build Your Skill: Composites, Part 5

In this series installment, author Bob Fritz takes you through the basics of building a carbon fiber tank, including measuring, layout, patterns, cutting, epoxy-flox application, sanding, sawing, epoxying and finish work.

The Independence Project: Forward to the Fuselage

Dave Martin marches ahead with the Van’s RV-12, inventorying fuselage hardware, attaching the sideskins, working on other subassemblies and mating the tail cone to the fuselage. Progress!

Classic Amendment

Alan Arps, fourth owner of a Starduster SA-100 that had seen better days, treads the fine line between updating the plansbuilt design and keeping it true to its era.

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry continues his discussion of operating limitations and Phase I flight-test requirements.

Champions

We talk with Grand Champion builders about their experiences building some of the finest airplanes in the world.

Mojave Gang MoVenture

Elliot Seguin sets a point-to-point record with a little help from his friends.

In Case You Missed it

Error Chain

Anodizing and Fatigue Life. By Stuart Fields.

Aero ‘lectrics

Be a fan fan.

Mojave Gang MoVenture

Elliot Seguin sets a point-to-point record with a little help from his friends.

Quick Oil Change

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