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Firewall Forward: Fuel Injection

Last time we talked about carburetors, so this episode of KITPLANES Firewall Forward looks at traditional aircraft fuel injection. Editor at large Paul Dye...

On the Level

A few months back in this very column, I suggested that pilots should keep a “retired” smart phone in their aircraft as an all-in-one...

Sling High Wing

It’s the upside-down Sling!

Slow Leak From a Quick Drain

Solving the mystery of dirty oil leaking from an engine full of clean oil.

Low Fuel, Idiot, Light

In the year 2019 BC (before COVID), I made a number of cross-country trips between 300 and 500 miles. While these distances were well...

Round…and Around…We Go

Stay with me here. This is going to be a very interesting and somewhat difficult project. But worth the read, I guarantee. No matter how...

Design Process: Vertical Tail Planform

The size and shape of the planform of the vertical tail determine its ability to perform its stabilizing and control functions. In steady-state cruise flight,...

How They Build Them in South Africa

During my recent visit to Sling Aircraft in Johannesburg, South Africa, to fly the new High Wing on this month’s cover, I was given...

Second Time Charm

There’s no other way but to admit that I found dozens of reasons to put this project off. By finally tackling it, though, I...

Plug In Power

Years ago a friend of mine was faced with commuting for his airline job from his home in St. George, Utah, to his new...

In Case You Missed it

How About a Little Prop Talk?

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

Improper and Proper D-Sub Connectors

The connector in the left photo was discovered on the back of an autopilot...

Priming Tubes

Sometimes the bear gets you. Sometimes you get the bear. Today, I got the...

Can We Talk? (Boy, Can We!)

One of my favorite AirVenture activities is eavesdropping as people tell their buddy about...