Completions

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Lory Ghertner's Glasair

After too many years of my wife's putting up with the odor of resin and thousands of parts, N494U is now a cross-country machine....

Bob Carson’s Sonex

Sonex N754TA took 2.5 years to complete, and it first flew in September 2009. This is my first build and the construction went smoothly...

Kurt Klewin’s Van’s RV-6A

N85KC was started in 1999 and completed in 2004. It is powered by an Aerosport Power O-360 and Sensenich prop. Built a bit prior...

Marin Streeter’s BushCaddy

I started my project on December 28, 2006, and N620MP received its ELSA airworthiness certificate on August 24, 2009, after 735 hours build time...

John “Snaps” Knapp’s Micro Mong Rocket Seaplane

Flying in my 1984 Avid Seaplane for 2600 hours, the first one on floats, I always loved the nostalgia of biplanes, especially biplanes on...

Bud Weddington’s and Ed Nolan’s Double Eagle

This is a Double Eagle designed by Leonard Milholland. We started the project thinking it would take about six months to complete. We got...

Dan McElroy’s Questair Venture

I just finished my Venture, which was started 20 years ago. There are marriages that have not lasted 20 years, there are careers that...

Ed and Kaye Pierson’s Lockwood AirCam

My wife and I finally completed our Lockwood AirCam after nearly 10 years of work. It’s equipped with Rotax 912S engines, MGL EFIS and...

Ted Sutton’s Just Aircraft Highlander, Parker, Arizona

I took my demo flight with Gary Schmitt at Oshkosh 2004, and a friend helped me with the down payment for the show price....

Rob Jamros’ Challenger II, Negaunee, Michigan

Construction began on November 3, 2008, in my basement where the airframe and fabric work occupied me during the long Upper Michigan winter. Then...

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Product Review: Wicks Adel Clamp Pliers

No hangar assistants or third hand to wrangle those tricky wiring or tubing installations using Adel clamps? Wicks has come up with the perfect kit to help. By Marc Cook.