Maintenance Matters

Using precision measuring tools.

Build Your Skills: Metal, Part 2

How to meld with metal and bash rivets without blood or tears; by Dan Checkoway.

The Home Machinist

If your hacksaw has been relegated to the bottom of your toolbox, chances are its because you don't know how to use it properly. Author Bob Fritz offers a primer on the subject that may make you think more highly of this underused tool. A discussion of cam construction and keyless chucks rounds out this installment.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir wraps up the Back Yard II wind tee project, illumination and all.

Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 1)

First, let’s talk about “polarization”; there are three polarizations. The first two are easy.

Eyes That Can See Around Corners

As builders of our own aircraft,‭ ‬we‭ ‬know there are many enclosed areas‭ ‬inside the fuselage and wings that may‭ ‬never be seen again...

The Proof Is in the Putting

Putting it on the hangar roof and wiring it to the airplane, that is. This is the first of a whole lot of things...

The Wind-up, the Pitch…

…and now let’s hit this PC board problem out of the park. Let’s make a useful part with the full PCB program. Here’s the situation:...

In Case You Missed it

Tech Tip

Forming a Composite Blister.

Leters

Wag-A-BondRay Hill has built one beautiful airplane . However, the author, Dan Horton seems...

Material Matters-Aluminum

Aluminum is usually marked by the manufacturer to indicate the alloy and temper....

Building as a Group

The Independence Five is an Oregon-based group building a bevy of DH.2s. Dean Sigler explores their approach to building and reports on how the project is progressing.