What’s New: Dynon’s New Com Radio and Intercom

Audio components designed to work with the latest SkyView firmware 6.0.

Legalities

Selling a homebuilt. By Jerry Eichenberger.

Down To Earth

When the engine coughs (or worse), the creative mind gets cranking!

The Dawn Patrol

The dropped tool disastrophe.

Risky Business

Surviving the unplanned pitch trim loop. By Sid Mayeux.

Editor’s Log

A huge world.

Know Your (Operating) Limitations

Experimental aircraft are issued "special" airworthiness certificates, and those come with specific operating limitations.

The Dawn Patrol

Five bottles and counting.

Light Stuff

Motivated by an irresistible bargain and at least a modicum of nostalgia, author Dave Martin recaptures a piece of his earlier flying years when he purchases a twin-engine Lazair ultralight in partnership with two buddies. The Lazair is an unusual design to say the least, and Martin hasnt forgotten how to fly it, so both of his partners will benefit from his experience.

Dan’s World

Columnist Dan Checkoway appreciates the flexibility of owning a homebuilt rather than a certified aircraft. On a recent condition inspection of his RV-7, he detected small cracks in the front spar of the horizontal stabilizer. A week later he was working on replacing it, without any intervention from the FAA.

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N82EZ Long-EZ

It Don’t Come Easy

After 13 years, Allen Floyd builds a Grand Champion Long-EZ.

Wind Tunnel

Tail stalls have been in the news lately-Barnaby Wainfan dissects this phenomenon, and clarifies what to do and what not to do.

Homebuilt Accidents: Pilot Error

The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.

How About a Little Prop Talk?

Here’s something new for me. Until my recently acquired GlaStar, I have never owned...