The Misfire

The Usual Suspect, Part 1.
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Editor’s Log

There's always a way.
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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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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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Checkpoints

A continuing journey.
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Editor’s Log

Get-there-itis.
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Editor’s Log

The homestretch.
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