Can We Talk? (Boy, Can We!)

One of my favorite AirVenture activities is eavesdropping as people tell their buddy about the Sonex product line. They confidently say that Sonex took...

Various and Sundry

Awash with ideas and follow-up chores, the writing workbench is looking about as disheveled as the one out in the hangar, so we’ll take...

A Celebration of KRs

I have to admit that the KR has never really had a prominent spot on my radar. Certainly not for any negative reason. Mostly,...
CO Experts

Poison Alert

On January 20, 2022, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) petitioned the FAA with a long-anticipated safety recommendation report concerning the hazards of carbon...

Caffeine and Quality

Shakey Blake’s nervous system was fueled by caffeine. He’d arrive to work at 7 a.m., trembling, and head for the coffee maker with a...

Coping With Fear

Aviation, especially Experimental aviation, carries along with its benefits an intrinsic risk that is hard to completely dismiss.

Parts of the Problem

Building airplanes involves a lot of stuff, as we all have noticed by now. There are the special materials and finished goods required by...

Dispatches from Florida

There was a time when we had multiple airshows and events in a year that had at their center (or near to it) Experimental...

Light Up

When I first started construction on my RV-10 in 2007, old-school incandescent lights were making their way out of the market and LEDs were...

Terms and Conditions

“Customers are always right except in matters of money.” Those stark-but-telling words were emblazoned on a sign in the break area of a fast-food...

In Case You Missed it

Plane and Simple

An easy move.

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

A few hours piloting the Belite may make you reconsider your preconceived notions about ultralight aircraft. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Dissolving Foam

Last winter, with a storm howling and rattling the hangar doors, I decided to...

Engine Beat

Exhaust systems do more than just get air into and out of aircraft engines. Exhaust system design, in terms of exhaust pipe length, diameter and tuning, affect the efficiency and performance of the engine, for better or worse.