Metal Magic: Removing Bad Rivets

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

Home Shop Machinist

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The jack hack.

Bead Blast for Bond Prep

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Surface preparation is easy if you have access to a bead blast cabinet.

Using a Volt-Ohm Meter

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Because of their extremely low operating current, digital multimeters do not do a good job of measuring resistance in the field circuit of...

Aero ‘lectrics

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Columnist Jim Weir offers his annual awards for the best products or services seen at Oshkosh/AirVenture 2007.

Bleed Like a Pro!

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Bleed like a pro!

Home Shop Machinist

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Gnarly good knurls.

Vacuuming Connectors

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Vacuum electrical connectors before installation to avoid difficult troubleshooting later.

The Home Machinist (Part 11)

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In our continuing series, author Bob Fritz explains how to use a boring head to drill odd-size or big holes. Hint 1: The bigger the hole, the slower the going. Hint 2: The traveling rest, which moves with the cutting tool, braces the material in two directions to minimize flexing.

Aero ‘lectrics

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

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Buying a Used Homebuilt: Different Types

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Fly before you buy, factory support, engines, and Light Sport.

Safety Is No Accident: Buying a Previously Owned, Flying Homebuilt

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Ron Wanttaja looks at the accident data to determine whether its safer to buy than build an Experimental, and he identifies the key factors to ensuring a successful outcome.

Complex Impedance

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A loyal reader writes, “I have a homebuilt Bugsmasher with a couple of com...

Audio Control Panels

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We compare three models from Garmin and PS Engineering.