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Archive: December 1988

A Great Lakes biplane was on our December 1988 cover, and the issue contained our directory of all the homebuilts available for 1989—34 pages...

Propped Up

After seeing Paul Dye’s thorough review of the Whirl Wind propeller on his RV-8, I admit to a pang of impatience. You see, I’ve...

A Matter of Survival

If your aircraft turns in to a smoldering pile of ash and your gear happens to be in the baggage compartment, well…what you’ve got is what you’ve got.

Joining Your World

Like many, I suppose, I hadn’t intended to be part of the Experimental world.

Hanging up the Spurs

As I write this, it is August 31, 2020, which wouldn’t normally mean anything to anybody, especially me. Except for this particular day is...

A Brief, Un-Researched History of Cockpit Noise Solutions

There are things from our collective past that leave me gob-smacked. Homes were painted (and tainted) with lead paint. Cigarettes were promoted for their...

Forgetting How?

Overheard comments are often the most interesting, probably because your brain is in a more receptive mode than if also occupied trying to one-up...

Elements of Evolution

For this month’s cover story on the updated Van’s RV-14A, I not only got to spend a couple of days flying and photographing the...

Tunnel Vision and Troubleshooting

Confronted with a large task, we often see the whole of it and can’t get started. Cleaning a garage comes to mind. The door...

Sensor Sensibilities

In 2011, when I purchased my engine sensor package for the then new Dynon SkyView system, the sensors of choice for fuel and oil...

In Case You Missed it

Building Efficiently

You'll be flying your finished aircraft much sooner if you manage your time, parts, workspace and tools efficiently.

Ask The DAR

DAR Mel Asberry answers a reader’s question regarding the Experimental/Amateur-Built eligibility of an airplane he’s building with parts salvaged from a Cessna 175.

Show Your Sleeves: Silver or Copper?

Nearly every aircraft utilizes metal cables to operate control surfaces like elevators, rudders and...

Letters

Constant-Speed PropsMy Cozy Mk IV has an MT constant-speed prop, and I have never...