Marking to Make a Planar Cut on a Curved Shape

Laser torpedo level makes the task easier.

Unairworthy

Wrong nav lights.

Home Shop Machinist: More Doodads

More doodads.

Magneto Timing

Checking your magneto timing is part of every yearly condition inspection, but beyond that it is something you should be able to do whenever...

Aero ‘lectrics

In an ongoing attempt to update his shop and make it more energy efficient, Jim Weir puts together a winning compressor-generator combo to run the lights and whatever else needs juice.

Home Shop Machinist

Basic mold making.

Aero ‘lectrics

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.

Unairworthy

Loose jam nuts.

Home Shop Machinist

Boring on the vertical.

Magnet Clamps

Use magnets to clamp parts.

In Case You Missed it

Super Cub Kit Comparison

Super Cubs are beloved by many a backcountry adventurer, and several kits offer options to meet the demand of builders interested in these sturdy workhorses.

Risky Business

The dress rehearsal-in the shop and in the air. By Sid Mayeux.

Fixing a Sticking Valve

It may not be overly complicated, but it's not for the faint at heart.

Design Process: Landing Gear

It’s time to turn our attention to a major component of the airplane—the landing gear.