Unairworthy: Loose Tail Attach Bolt

This is a very critical bolt that attaches the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage in an aerobatic airplane. The bolt is not tight, and...
The Superior IO-360 engine stripped and ready for cylinder removal. Note that oil return lines are capped as are the intake tubes in the sump. Until the decision has been made to completely tear down the engine it is best to protect everything as you go.

Maintenance Matters: Engine Overhaul Part I

Evaluation and Removal.

Shop Tip

Scrape Without Scratching

Unairworthy

Missing labels.

Aero ‘lectrics

Franklin vs. Edison, Thomson, Millikan, et al.
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Home Shop Machinist

The jack hack.

Unairworthy

Wrong nav lights.

Aero lectrics

Hall of fame. By Jim Weir.
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Home Shop Machinist

Preservative fogger.
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Adjustable Jig Posts

An easy way to keep a wood jig in alignment.