Need to seal your firewall, reduce carbon monoxide and allow components to move freely? Chuck Dieterich shows you how to make firewall boots.
Jim Weir shows you how to create and install LED lights and run them from ships power inexpensively and easily.
Jim Weir uses quarter-wave magic to make a coaxial balun and a VOR/LOC splitter.
Jim Weir continues his series on digital logic (CMOS), and makes the little logic circuits do things that their inventors never considered.
So far in Jim Weirs investigation of digital logic, hes explored small scale integration. This time, its time to ramp it up a bit and use some medium scale integration devices that will remember your settings.
The subject this month is Schmitt triggers and digital gates, which can be employed for a variety of purposes in homebuilt aircraft including use with switches and sensors or panel lighting.
If you need a horn to sound when the airspeed drops below a certain level or when the power is cut and the landing gear is still up and locked, an electronic circuitry solution is the lightest, most reliable and most cost-effective way to go.
This month, we look at how an airspeed indicator works and rig up a simple calibration tool for it;
This month we get into actually building the portable antenna that was described last month;
In this first of a two-part series, Jim Weir builds a low-cost, high-efficiency portable ground-based antenna system that he used to great effect in the recent CAFE 400 (fuel efficiency) race in Northern California. You can do it, too.