Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 4

Flying forward with the wing build.

Weather In the Cockpit

Portable receivers rule the roost. How you choose depends on your app of choice.

Breaker Breaker

Your aircraft’s electrical system requires some form of electrical overload protection. This is usually addressed by utilizing a number of circuit breakers or fuses....

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part II

This time we will finish up our condition inspection and look at the sometimes controversial topics of service bulletins and airworthiness directives. About this time...

Prop-aganda

The other day I heard about a guy at my local airport lamenting the cost of overhauling the prop on his $4 million SOCATA...

Summer-Time

I love to look at the beautiful work and magnificent instrument panels that our KITPLANES® readers show us in these pages. But I also...

Design Process: Planform Effects on Structure and Weight

Last month we took a look at how the planform of the wing affects the spanwise distribution of lift along the wing. The shape...

Metal vs. Wood

A new prop for an old plane.

Turnbuckle Safety Wire

Turnbuckles are usually used in control systems to apply the proper amount of tension to the cables. It is extremely important to ensure that...

Booster or Bravado?

A few years back, during AirVenture, a person asked me what vibration testing had been performed on the tail of the Sonex. His jargon-filled...

In Case You Missed it

I Want My ADS-B!

Adding traffic and weather to a GRT EFIS. By James E. Clark.

Alignment aids for Lycoming oil screen housings.

By William Rynone, Ph.D., P.E.

Down to Earth

Ice season again…are you ready? By Amy Laboda.

Ly-Con O-Ring Trick

When you join two halves of a flat aviation engine together, they often weep between the starter and the alternator. Not only is this unsightly, its wasteful and makes completing an overhaul more cumbersome than need be. Enter Ly-Con, whose groovy O-ring process promises to stop leaks before they start.