ABC: Always Be Curious

I’ve spent so much time at the nose of my GlaStar, what with the engine change and all, that I was starting to get...

I Spent How Much? Oh… OK…

I just placed an order with our favorite major aircraft parts vendor for some tires. Small, little tires. A couple of tailwheel pneumatic tires...

The Little Things Can Get Ya’…

When I was a teenager, I was a member of an Aviation Explorer Post that was sponsored by an FBO. We got to spend...

Clocks & Timers

Recently, a friend who owns both a certified airplane and a homebuilt asked my advice on what to do about the timer mounted in...

No Charge – No Kidding!

Crimps are important, and as much as we hate it, you need special tools to do them right.

Ready for Main Engine Start!

That’s a phrase I haven’t heard since my space shuttle days, but it ran through my head yesterday as my wife got ready to...

How to Save 24 Pounds – and Look Great Doing It!

Our loyal RV-8, the Valkyrie, is rapidly approaching the 2000 hour mark on the Hobbs, and all of that time, she has been flying...

Puttering in the Shop

The dog days of August means that its hot in the shop in the afternoon! Out here in the Nevada hinterlands, it doesn’t pay...

Fun With Part Numbers

As I'm getting ready to re-assemble my wife’s O-360-A1A, I have spent a lot of time looking up part numbers. Not, as it turns...

Watch this SPOT

A funny thing happened on the way to the coast. I’ve been flying with the Garmin GNX 375 GPS/transponder for a few months now....

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The Creative Homebuilder

Make your own beading tool.

The Independence Project: Winging It

Dave Martin and EAA Chapter 292 take on the latest offering from Vans Aircraft: the RV-12 LSA kit.

What’s New

Find welding resources at USAWeld.com, Ztron Labs offers an alternative to conventional aircraft circuit breakers, and record your flights with the AV-HD video system from Data Toys. Edited by Abby Ventzke.

Safety Is No Accident: Glasair and GlaStar

Ron Wanttaja examines the accident data for the Glasair and GlaStar designs and finds structural support may play a key role.