Aero ‘lectrics

Floobydust #2.

Plane and Simple

Watch those sharp edges.

Marking to Make a Planar Cut on a Curved Shape

Laser torpedo level makes the task easier.

Best Practices – Workshop Safety

A safe workshop is a happy workshop.

Fiberglass Parts Holder

Photo 1. Fiberglass parts sitting on the hangar floor are easily damaged by wind gusts.Photo 1 shows how I used to deal with...

Home Shop Machinist

Basic edge treatments and deburring.

Findlay Punch

Hole-making punches, also known as knockout punches, are a quick and easy way to make accurate holes in aluminum sheet. Punching works by shearing...

Tech Tip

Forming a Composite Blister.

Aero ‘lectrics

Vibration is not good for engines, airframes or instruments. Jim Weir explains how to fashion vibration analysis equipment for less than retail cost.

Aero ‘lectrics

Verticality.

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

After studying Experimental aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board developed 16 recommendations. Roy Beisswenger outlines the good, the bad and the still-needed.

Building a RotorWay 162F, Part 4

Part 4 of 8: Installing Controls

Panels in Days, Not Months

Pre-built panels are an easy way to save time and eliminate frustration during avionics installation. By Bruce Eicher.

Buzzwords: Human Factors—The Basics

Small design considerations can have a big impact on comfort, convenience and safety.