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Metal Magic: Removing Bad Rivets

How to properly remove bad or damaged rivets. You'll probably do this a lot over the course of an airplane project!

Here Come Hell’s Bells Again

We can use decibel calculations no matter if we are measuring in power or voltage; the calculations and outcome are identical.

Maintenance Tools

If you are going to do a proper job of maintaining your airplane, you will need some tools that don’t have much use outside of aviation.

Wheel Pant Suspenders

The challenge with this wheel pant was where to mount it, and how.

A Match Made in VSWR Heaven

Why should we care about VSWR?

Disconnected Pitot Line

Ever lose your airspeed in flight? The nylon lines held in the “push-grip” fittings must have some flexibility in them so they aren’t pulled...

Don’t Get Stuck!

Have you ever found yourself in over your head when it comes to taking on a big project?

Smooth Out Your Ride

Dynamic propeller balancing can smooth out your ride and reduce wear and tear on engine parts.

Measuring Antennas

Freely admitted, my very early experience with antennas was confined to looking at a newspaper picture of Sputnik 1 (Prosteyshiy Sputnik-1) in October 1957...
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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.

In Case You Missed it

Engine Beat

When it became clear that some ECI Titan cylinders were having cylinder head failure problems, the FAA issued an AD identifying the impacted cylinder assemblies. Now what? By Steve Ells.

Speed Deburring

Why turn a hand crank when electrons work so cheap?

Home Shop Machinist

Totally tubular: Tips for tube notching.

Kit Stuff