The Dawn Patrol

You know you're gonna get some, sooner or later.

Phase I Done Right

The problem for many pilots is that they really don't know what flight testing entails.

Rear Cockpit

Droning like bagpipes.

Rear Cockpit

On electric light.

Editor’s Log

Timing.

Common Cents

Home equity loans, building loans, credit cards: These are only a few of the ways that one can finance an airplane building project. But beware: Each option has its benefits and disadvantages, and the wise builder will consider these carefully before signing on the dotted line; by Dave Higdon.

North to Alaska

When faced with the choice of going commercial or flying his RV-6 to Alaska, author Ken Scott opted to be pilot in command. Having never flown his plane on trips long enough to require an en-route fuel stop, he figured it was time. What ensued was the trip of a lifetime, with scenery only Alaska can offer, glimpses of aviation history, and flying challenges tempered by friendly encounters with the natives.

Ask the DAR

This month, a new column introduces Designated Airworthiness Representative Mel Asberry, who describes his background in homebuilding and details some of what hes looking for as a DAR. Questions welcome.

Challenger Enjoys a Birthday

250 enthusiasts gathered at Erie Airpark, in Illinois, to celebrate a major milestone: The 25th anniversary of the Quad City Challenger line of aircraft. By Bryan Quickmire.

Engine Beat

What makes an excellent Experimental exhaust system? High quality 321 stainless tubes, neat welds and flex points. By Steve Ells.

In Case You Missed it

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Different Types

Fly before you buy, factory support, engines, and Light Sport.

Temporary Downdraft Paint Booth

The complete assembled paint booth. The 90-degree dryer vent connects to the board...

Wag-Aero Sport Trainer

Builder Dave Klages’ Wag-Aero Sport Trainer remains faithful in most ways to the J-3 Cub that inspired it; by Marc Cook.

Traveling Machine

If you made clever design decisions when building your plane, did you make sure it can still be maintained away from home without special tools?