Watch Where You’re Going!

You can track on a smartphone or laptop the flight paths of Experimental aircraft as they fly in real time.

An Approach to Airplane Maintenance

If we put maintenance and repairs together, we can easily see a link between maintenance well done and minimizing repairs. Of course, too much...

Another Drill Guide

The cordless hand drill is a marvel of engineering. Lightweight and powerful, it can do just about any drilling job on an airplane. But...
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Metal Magic: Removing Bad Rivets

How to properly remove bad or damaged rivets. You'll probably do this a lot over the course of an airplane project!

Here Come Hell’s Bells Again

We can use decibel calculations no matter if we are measuring in power or voltage; the calculations and outcome are identical.

Maintenance Tools

If you are going to do a proper job of maintaining your airplane, you will need some tools that don’t have much use outside of aviation.

Wheel Pant Suspenders

The challenge with this wheel pant was where to mount it, and how.

A Match Made in VSWR Heaven

Why should we care about VSWR?

Disconnected Pitot Line

Ever lose your airspeed in flight? The nylon lines held in the “push-grip” fittings must have some flexibility in them so they aren’t pulled...

Don’t Get Stuck!

Have you ever found yourself in over your head when it comes to taking on a big project?

In Case You Missed it

Final Steps to Flight

Part 4: Overhauling Your Own Lycoming

Free Flight

There are many reasons that building your own airplane takes awhile. Columnist Paul Dye details the pitfalls of completing one seemingly simple maintenance task, which brings into focus the bigger picture.

Still More Mistral Magic

Flying a Glasair III with a Mistral rotary engine.

Letters

 Com Radio FeedbackDear Stein Bruch: Just read your article in the August 2007 KITPLANES...