VHF Com–the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

With a panel full of glass and diodes turned into all the colors of the rainbow, the poor old VHF com sitting over in...
orque Wrenches

Torque Wrench Basics

Torque is a twisting or rotational force about an axis such as the length of a bolt. It is measured in foot-pounds, inch-pounds or...

Jam Nut Triple Threat

Jam nuts serve a purpose and that is to prevent actuating arms from becoming disconnected. I found three examples on the same airplane. Two...

Prepare for a Charge

The battery you install in your homebuilt kit will have nearly the same kind of life as the one in your automobile. It will...

The Other P Factor

Late last year I flew from Southern California to Tucson and back in my Jabiru Light Sport. The flight was about 3½ hours each...

Carburetor Maintenance

Neglect is the biggest enemy of your carburetor. Take care of it and it will take care of you.

Vertical, Vertical and so Very Practical

So, here we are with fly-in season upon us. And fire season. And lots of reasons to have an aircraft com station on the...

Past Due ELT Batteries

There is a requirement for an annual ELT check to be entered into the aircraft logbooks. The batteries must be replaced prior to the...

Tilting the Mill Head

Most milling machines have the capability to tilt the head to make angled cuts. This comes in handy when the workpiece can’t be conveniently...

Low Compression

Usually, we look for something greater than 60/80 when doing compression checks on Lycoming engines. A reading such as this one (36/80) really warrants...

In Case You Missed it

Vortex Generators on an RV-8

Do they really make a difference?

Mojave Gang MoVenture

Elliot Seguin sets a point-to-point record with a little help from his friends.

High-Desert Tales

Nuke it!

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks recounts the tall tales and travails that The Dawn Patrol encountered at this years Salute to Veterans Airshow.