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What You Should Know About Hoses

KITPLANES editor at large Paul Dye takes you through a brief tour of the common firewall-forward hoses and discusses what to look for when...

Panel for the Idiot Light, Part 2

Given the compact nature of the Radiant Bingo 3 LED assembly, I figured mounting it would be a matter of finding some vacant real...

Power, Scotty, I Gotta Have More Power

“I canna give ye more, Cap’n. The dilithium crystals are already overloaded.” —Star Trek This month’s article is more of a simple tutorial instead of a...

SCAT Tubing Cut

Be careful when routing SCAT tubing close to metal structures like engine mounts. The hard spring wire can actually cut through the 4130 engine mount...

Always Learning

While I see lots of recurring maintenance problems every day, tough ones that require some additional thinking for the Diagnosis column don’t always happen...
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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...

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...

Leaky Primer Line

Primer lines need to be silver soldered into their fittings. Using RTV to fix a leak is not acceptable and poses a serious fire...

In Case You Missed it

Archive: May 1989

Randall Harris’ EAA Biplane was on our May 1989 cover in a paint scheme...

Built to Suit

Considering the kit as raw material let John Spratt build an S-20 Raven optimized for his high-country travels.

Oil in Line

Look very closely and you will see liquid in the tubing. This is the...

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