Completions

Builders share their successes.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Engine Beat

Do-it-yourself tips for how to keep those all-important plugs sparking clean. By Steve Ells.

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.

It’s Da Bom!

Levil Aviation’s BOM puts pitot-static, AHRS, GPS, ADS-B In, and its own power source right under your wing.

IFR GPS Buyer’s Guide: Avidyne and Garmin

Selecting a GPS for your project has never been easy, even in the early days of TSO C129(A1) GPS technology. This regulatory spec was...

Product Review: Garmin GI 275 EFIS

This full-featured, full-priced certified EFIS is impressive but might not be ideal for homebuilts.

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.

Ask the DAR

Who can be in the cockpit of a homebuilt aircraft during Phase I flight testing? Mel Asberry answers the question.

Firewall Forward: Oil Coolers and Oil Lines

The right oil cooler, installed correctly, can maximize your engine’s life. Of course, you’ll also need to consider crankcase breathers, oil separators, oil filters, oil lines and connections.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

A glare shield for Garmin GPS units; Sportair USAs certified pre-owned LSA program; quick reference for aera and AV8OR Ace; Better Half VW announces Legal Eagle XL. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Around the Patch

Whenever hes out and about (or in and on the phone), Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook fields questions from pilots wanting to know the best way to run an engine. His advice? Keep it simple.

What’s New

The first diesel-powered LSA debuts from IndUS Aviation, Stafford Manufacturing offers a variety of mounting collars, and AirGator improves its handheld electronic flight book (EFB).

1909 Blériot XI

A near-exact replica of the first airplane to fly across the English Channel.