For Evie

Early in my build project, I found the absolute perfect number.

Pack Your Spotted Cow and Go

I heard Jester’s coarse voice and felt the impact of each syllable, “You. Nev-er. Leave. Your wingman.” I’m foreshadowing the past, though, so let...
Starduster biplane over grass strip

Old School Solution

It doesn’t seem that long ago, but maybe it was, that the essence of a sport airplane was a biplane.

An Icon Passes

Chris Heintz left behind a legacy of innovative, functional design and successful kit-company strategies that relied on keeping the designs simple and costs low.

Barriers to Entry

Sometimes, when using shorthand in our conversations about Experimental aviation, we use the term “barriers to entry” primarily in the context of money. And...

Defining “Done”

“Kerry, you know your airplane could be flying in two weeks.” That observation, offered by someone qualified to make the assessment, caught me off...

Positive Capture

Aircraft fasteners that are critical almost always have a positive capture design or mechanism.

Primer on Paint

Decisions, decisions. One of the blessings of building an airplane is the ability to dress it up any way you please. However, for those...

Hidden Truths

There are some things to learn in aviation that seemingly only come with experience.
ForeFlight vs. Garmin Pilot

Excited About EFBs

Recently, I came across photos of my work in the 1990s, when I was with AOPA Pilot and often moving airplanes from coast to...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Certain situations and configurations just call out for a ducted-fan installation. Barnaby Wainfan explains the benefits and drawbacks.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Aircraft Wiring

Good things to know while building your electrical system.

Hidden Truths

There are some things to learn in aviation that seemingly only come with experience.