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,...

Billet or Weldment With Off-Axis Turning?

People tend to design around their particular expertise. A machinist will design based on machining parts out of solid billet, a welder will design...

Leaky Static Lines

Ever wonder why static systems often start to leak after a couple of years? See the little plastic insert between the two tubes in...

The Solar HOG

So, we’ve got this huge furnace about 94 million miles away from us, and we want to tap into that furnace’s power. Since this...

Ye Olde Slip Roll

This month’s project is a follow-on to the Pietenpol muffler that was the subject of the Home Shop Machinist column in the May 2019...

Alternator and Voltage Regulator Problems

As everyone moves toward electronic instrumentation, the alternator is taking on a more and more important role. Alternators and their indispensable partners, voltage regulators,...

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