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Rear Cockpit: The Other Guy’s Plane

In a parallel life of mine—auto journalism—shop talk occasionally got around to just how few cars the average person probably drives in their lifetime. Who knows what the average is, 20 perhaps, for a person who may not travel much and thus doesn’t rent too many of Hertz’s finest. But for an old-school journalist who […]
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light gun signals

Rear Cockpit: Light Gun Signaling

Silent running.

Editor’s Log: Crew Change

Marc Cook, former editor in chief, is once again going to hold that position here, as Paul Dye steps into the role of editor at large.

The Misfire

The Usual Suspect, Part 1.
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Rear Cockpit

Twice the angst and what a cost!
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Do’s and Don’ts of Aircraft Building, Part 1

Wiring mistakes.
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Weigh and Balance Each Addition

Weigh and balance each addition.
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Editor’s Log

There's always a way.
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Rear Cockpit

Old airplanes, new pilots.
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What You Don’t Need to Know Can Hurt You

Building an airplane should be mostly fun, sometimes challenging, and infinitely rewarding, but confidence killers lurk everywhere. For instance, peruse metal-forming websites and textbooks and you’ll encounter the terms K-factor, neutral axis, bend deduction, flat-blank calculation, and mold point. You’ll also be exposed to the equation for developed width—an equation whose mere appearance on this […]
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