Aero ‘lectrics

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An increasing number of pilots are turning to iPad and Android apps for use in the cockpit. Jim Weir takes an in-depth look at one of the more popular ones: ForeFlight.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Jim Weir gives step-by-step instructions for building an outdoor scanner antenna.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Jim Weir explains how LED strip lighting works and explores the ways in which it can be used in your homebuilt or your shop.

Aero ‘lectrics

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This month, Jim Weir describes how to create an LED strip with any three colors and offers a brief lesson on human optics too.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Jim Weir responds to a reader request to find a way to make any cell phone turn on an electrical device.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Jim Weir continues his explanation of how to make any cell phone power up a remote electrical device.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Jim Weir concludes his explanation of how to make any cell phone power up a remote electrical device.

Aero ‘lectrics

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You need never again be greeted by a dead battery because you left the master switch on. With a few dollars’ worth of parts, you can build a simple alarm system.

Aero ‘lectrics

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Don’t waste $250: Here’s all you need to know to install an inexpensive kitchen clock as a timer on your plane’s instrument panel.

Aero ‘lectrics

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When you land your airplane at a fly-in, you want it to look its best while staying safely and securely parked. Making your own coordinated tiedowns, chocks and more is one way to do that.

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints

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So, what's the Homebuilt Council?

Staying in the Game

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It’s never been easy to afford flying, and it’s getting harder. As costs continue to rise, here are innovative ways to stay in the air.

Design Process: Landing Gear, Part 5

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For the past few editions of Wind Tunnel, we’ve been exploring the factors that...

Magnet Clamps

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Use magnets to clamp parts.