Aero ‘lectrics

A little music for the airways can make your flight a pleasure. Jim Weir shows you how to power any music device from your panel.

Shop Talk: V-Block Drill Jig from Scrap

Having problems drilling a precise hole in a tube? Ishmael Fuentes has the perfect-and inexpensive-solution with this nifty, easy-to-make V-block drill jig.

Aero ‘lectrics

If you've got sticker shock after shopping for a main electrical system junction box, Jim Weir will ease your pain with a junction box you can build (and a cool color-coding system, to boot).

You and the Tube

For some builders, the prospect of flaring hard-line tubing is daunting. Ishmael Fuentes demystifies the process, and shows you how to get good results every time.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir delves into the world of barrier strips, wire markers, resettable fuses, nylon connector usage, dyeing and inrush current limiters.

DIY Firewall Boots

Need to seal your firewall, reduce carbon monoxide and allow components to move freely? Chuck Dieterich shows you how to make firewall boots.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir shows you how to create and install LED lights and run them from ships power inexpensively and easily.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir uses quarter-wave magic to make a coaxial balun and a VOR/LOC splitter.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir continues his series on digital logic (CMOS), and makes the little logic circuits do things that their inventors never considered.

Aero ‘lectrics

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.

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Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Build or Buy?

Build or buy?

Kit Stuff

Alternative Realities

Larry Simpsons first building experience was deepened by his engine choice: an Eggenfellner H6 Subaru conversion. His attention to detail and tailored modifications led to more of a hands-on experience than he expected-sometimes frustrating, expensive and fascinating. By Larry Simpson.