Dual Time

Its a stool! Its a set of chocks! Its both. Chuck Deiterich shows you how to craft one with PVC pipe, plywood and some hardware.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Engine Beat

The first step to stopping an oil leak is determining where its coming from, and thats not as easy as you might think. By Steve Ells.

Vroom!

Months of repair work netted Bill Repucci a new, more powerful engine for his RV-9. The increase in horsepower brings with it a shift in CG and handling characteristics.

Homebuilt Accidents: Fatal Factors

Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.
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Sporty’s PJ2

For a couple‭ ‬of hundred bucks‭, ‬why‭ ‬argue about whether a handheld VHF‭ ‬com radio is worth having‭? ‬Top-of-the-line tablets can cost five times as much and navigate with‭ élan, but no com. The VHF market isn’t nearly so vibrant as things that run apps, but Sporty’s is out with a new one called the […]
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All About Avionics

Electrical components ahead of the firewall are crucial to the operation of the engine and aircraft systems. Stein Bruch presents a primer on wiring these vital elements of your electrical system.

Engine Update

UL Power engines have gained popularity in the homebuilt community in recent years. Marc Cook takes a closer look at the Belgian-made line and the people behind it.

Build It Better: Building to Requirements

It can be tough to keep a homebuilt project from ballooning out of control when so many tempting innovations and extras catch your eye along the way. Having a specific vision from the outset can help keep things on track.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

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Ask the DAR

One fuel gauge for two tanks, becoming the builder of record, converting a Europa to LSA.

Silver & Deming and Step Drills

Home shop machinist.