Practical Electrical

Wire termination science—part III. By Robert L. Nuckolls, III.

The Creative Homebuilder

Light-duty control cables.

A HOG in Time Takes…Forever

As I told you a couple of months ago, “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is a...

Warm Up Your Engine This Winter

Count yourself fortunate if you live in a region where winter does not bring average nightly temperatures much below freezing! For the rest of...

Aero ‘lectrics

Columnist Jim Weir puts two, two, two LED lights in one hole, angled to ensure the maximum nav light visibility in any direction. He explains how to put the system together and explains why heat matters.
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Metal Magic: Driving and Squeezing Countersunk Rivets

Paul Dye explains how to both drive and squeeze flush rivets and offers handy tips to getting good, repeatable results.

Landing Light Cutout

Go slow and use the right tools.

Sphere Turning

Sphere turning.

Drill Blocks

Drill right, drill straight.

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...

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Practical Electrical

Understanding DO-160. By Robert L. Nuckolls, III.

Cover Story: Seat Cover Conventions

Now that the foam is cut and glued, we’ll learn how to make the pattern, choose and cut the fabric, and sew the cover.

Build It Better: Knowing how it works

How do you reconcile a discrepancy between two gauges in your aircraft, say, a float-gauge reading and fuel-totalizer data? It helps to have a deep understanding of your systems.

Expansion Team

For RV-12 owners looking for an alternative engine option, Jabiru offers a worthy contender. By Marc Cook.