Firewall Forward: Electrical Systems, Part 2

Alternators, busses, breakers and fuses form the core of aircraft electrical systems. Here’s what you need to know to install them correctly.

A Record Mojave

The Mojave Experimental Fly-In adds record setting to the agenda in 2014.

Build a Bear: Keeping It Real

Dave Prizio and his Build-a-Bear crew get the Texas Sport Cub ready for flight testing, and take to the skies.

Understanding Your Risks

Paul Dye discusses risk management, and how you can decrease the chances of having an aviation mishap.

Ask the DAR

Operating limitations, selling a homebuilt, aircraft that cant be registered.

Ask the DAR

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

Antenna Wiring

Don’t shortchange the job with the wrong cable, sloppy routing or flawed crimping techniques.

Ask the DAR

Can a homebuilt whose core is a certified airplane fuselage ever be seen as an Experimental?

Effect of Fairings on Speed

Compared to the high cost of horsepower, reducing drag is a much less expensive way to go faster.

“Gonna Finish This Sucker”

Sam Kurtz set out to build an RV-7A. It ended up restoring him.

In Case You Missed it

To (VHF) Nav or Nav Not

A KITPLANES Roundtable Technologies develop, sometimes slowly over time, with the kind of sloth that...

Alternative Energies

In his debut column, Dean Sigler introduces the CAFE Foundation and explains its efforts to promote green technologies for aviation.

Wire Science

Practical electrical.

Flying to All 50

With Hawaii and Alaska out of the way, I decided to visit the other 48 states.