It’s the Little Things

Since the first day I flew my GlaStar, the starter has caught, swung the prop to the next compression stroke, where it almost stopped,...

Aspen Introduces New E5 Features

Aspen Avionics introduced several new features for its Evolution E5 electronic flight instrument (EFI) on Thursday. New additions to the E5 include a “traditional”...

Burns Glasair Sportsman

Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N313E was completed in 2019 after four years of building. It is equipped with a Superior IO-360 and constant-speed prop. The...

Sonex Acquires Sonerai Line of Aircraft

Sonex Aircraft announced the acquisition of the Sonerai line of aircraft designs from SoneraiWorks LLC. Sonex Aircraft, LLC will be selling the plans and...

Aircraft Building Workshop Returns Florida in January 2020

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to Florida this winter to host its popular hands-on workshop session. The workshop will be held January 24 &...

Clean and Simple

There’s an old engineer’s quote that says “Perfection in design comes not when there is nothing left to add, but rather, when there is...
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New PJ2 Portable VHF Comm From Sporty’s

No matter how well you equip the panel of your kit, there’s good reason to invest in a portable comm transceiver.

EAA to Give Free Admission to Youth at AirVenture

The Experimental Aviation Association announced that young people age 18 and under will be admitted free to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 in an effort...

In the Details

I often talk about how complicated failures can be traced back to some tiny, seemingly insignificant detail - and here’s a recent example from...
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What Was New at DeLand?

Last weekend the final trade show of the season kicked off in DeLand, Florida, and Paul Bertorelli was there to find out what’s new...

In Case You Missed it

Alternative Energies

As the powers that be debate the future of 100LL, participants at the Fifth Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium pondered how to make the alternatives more practical and efficient. By Dean Sigler.

Designer Spotlight: John Thorp

John W. Thorp has had a profound influence on both homebuilding and on aviation in general. If you've flown Piper Cherokees or know of the all-flying tail, you're familiar with his design principles, and his T-18 is still a favorite worldwide; by Amy Laboda.

Contributors

RON ALEXANDERRon Alexander has been part of the homebuilding scene for decades. He began...

Plane and Simple

Filling without spilling.