Archive: March 2009

Just three months into our yearlong 25th Anniversary year, we had a thoroughly reworked and completely exciting ViperJet on the cover. Lucky Doug Rozendaal,...

Airpark Living, Continued

Last month, I talked about the various types of airparks available for those so inclined as well as the specific airpark, AZ82, that my...

Old World, New Engines

After putting another $140 into the gas tanks of my 300-hp biplane, I have to admit the newer sport planes coming out of Europe...

Fly It Like You STOL It!

With 300 hp, Steve Henry’s incredible Just Highlander is too much fun!

Velocity U

You could probably figure out how to fly one on your own, but it wouldn’t be pretty. Velocity will show you how.

Buying Used: Long-EZ

Construction workmanship varies greatly, so it pays to have experienced eyes look over your temptation before you succumb to its charms.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 3

The build begins “small.”

Leaking Lycs

In truth, all engines can leak. Here’s how to deal with it.

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part I

If you own a Cessna or other certificated airplane, you need to get an annual inspection every year. If you own an Experimental/Amateur-Built airplane,...

Design Process: Planform Effects on Span Loading and Drag

Last month we started our discussion of wing planforms with a look at the various planform shapes in use. We now turn our attention...

In Case You Missed it

Empty Nest Syndrome

Looking for a new project to fill the shop.

Aero ‘lectrics

In an ongoing attempt to update his shop and make it more energy efficient, Jim Weir puts together a winning compressor-generator combo to run the lights and whatever else needs juice.

Editor’s Log

How complete?

Practical Electrical

Understanding DO-160. By Robert L. Nuckolls, III.