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Metal Magic: Intro to Riveting

Introduction to driven rivets. Learn how to judge the size of rivets you need and how to tell if you've driven them correctly.

Home Shop Machinist

Welding table.

Home Shop Machinist

Acrylic windshield restoration.

500-hour Inspection vs. Overhaul

About every 500 hours, your magnetos need to be inspected and repaired as needed (IRAN) to keep them performing well. Some of this work...

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...

Mounting On a Curve

A long time ago, when homebuilders began installing Garmin 430s—the most popular IFR GPS/nav/com of the day—we were mostly left on our own to...

Aero ‘lectrics

Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable.

Aero ‘lectrics

Columnist Jim Weir has completed his solar-powered battery charger, and it works! It may not be the fastest charger, but it is certainly up to the task of keeping a battery topped off, even in winter.

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Scratch-Built Christavias

Quickbuild kits too easy? Here's your next project.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the many virtues of Kifoxs new Super Sport, which will be powered by a Rotec radial.

Adding an Auxiliary Fuel Tank to an RV-8

Circle track racing fuel cells can extend the range of your plane. By Glen Salmon.

Engine Beat

Vacuum systems may be an imperfect way to power instruments, but careful monitoring and maintenance can forestall common issues. By Steve Ells.