Top Ten Favorite Tools for Maintenance

As I start this article, we are between Baker, Nevada, and Hinckley, Utah, which is quite remote. We are stranded “MOG’’ (motor home on...

Gone Pro

In the last three years I’ve been rewarded by the older of my sons taking up aviation in a most serious way. Every devotee...

The Virtue of Simple

I had all the best intentions. When I bought my GlaStar, I had hoped to keep some of its very simple nature intact, but...

Mods and Ends

One of the most desirable and intrinsic benefits of building your own airplane under the Experimental/Amateur-Built rules is the ability to deviate from the...

Which Fabric Are You Going To Use?

If you are building a fabric-covered aircraft, you have multiple fabrics to choose from: polyester, Dacron, Stits, Ceconite, Poly-Fiber, Superflite or Oratex. Which one...

My Ten Favorite Tools for Building

A common question on the minds of potential builders is what kind of tools will they need to complete a kit-airplane project. A potential...

Lying to Baristas

The year is 2021. Fear surrounding the pandemic has subsided a bit and the National Championship Air Races (NCAR)—Reno, in short—are back on. Jeff...

Hand Tools: Modified, Made and Improvised

Merriam-Webster defines a tool as “A self-absorbed male prone to wearing a necklace”…wrong one…here it is: “A handheld device that aids in accomplishing a...

AirVenture Notes

Knowing that I’m mainly stealing from the upcoming Engine Buyer’s Guide, it still seems a good idea to fly by some of the big...

A Very Special Oshkosh

This year’s AirVenture set records for attendance, so says EAA. I learned this after the show, but I could have predicted the press release...

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Homebuilt Accidents: Evaluating Engines

Statistics show traditional certified engines have the best reliability.

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