Wind Tunnel

Design process: balance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and landing distance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and stall speed.

Wind Tunnel

Design process: wing size and takeoffs.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-wing size.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-initial weights.

Wind Tunnel

Design process-size, bones, and balance.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 7-runway surface.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 6-obstacles.

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 5-airports.

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Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry answers questions about when you need A&P signoff, re-certifying an airplane to make it an LSA (hint: cant be done) and pre-registration of an Experimental.

Wind Tunnel

Once designers had addressed every other drag-producing aspect of the biplane, they decided to get rid of the struts and wires bracing the wings—and the switch to the monoplane was made.

Around the Patch

The FAAs John Hickey and Frank Paskiewicz got an earful at the AirVenture forum assembled to illuminate proposed changes to the 51% rule. Although some of the comments ran far afield, many more homebuilders posed thoughtful and challenging questions in an effort to help them understand where they stand with regard to the new regulations; by Marc Cook.

Cutting Aluminum Angle Stock

Get it right the first time. By KITPLANES® Staff.