A Seal Deal

Radial oil seals, the kind found on rotating parts such as crankshafts, cam shafts and axles, are wear items and occasionally need to be...

Pick the Best Rubber Hose for Your Fuel System

It’s hard to deny that rubber hose is still a popular choice for many homebuilt fuel systems. It is relatively inexpensive and very easy...

Horizontal Stabilizer Crack

In 2014 Van’s Aircraft put out a service bulletin for potential cracking in the horizontal stabilizers of the RV-6, RV-7 and RV-8 series of...

The Proof Is in the Putting

Putting it on the hangar roof and wiring it to the airplane, that is. This is the first of a whole lot of things...

Breaker Breaker

Your aircraft’s electrical system requires some form of electrical overload protection. This is usually addressed by utilizing a number of circuit breakers or fuses....

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part II

This time we will finish up our condition inspection and look at the sometimes controversial topics of service bulletins and airworthiness directives. About this time...

Prop-aganda

The other day I heard about a guy at my local airport lamenting the cost of overhauling the prop on his $4 million SOCATA...

Summer-Time

I love to look at the beautiful work and magnificent instrument panels that our KITPLANES® readers show us in these pages. But I also...

Turnbuckle Safety Wire

Turnbuckles are usually used in control systems to apply the proper amount of tension to the cables. It is extremely important to ensure that...

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,...

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints

Maintenance.

Down to Earth

Making wave work for you. By Amy Laboda.

Aero ’lectrics

Balun (Rhymes with Alan).

Wind Tunnel

Prop gyro.