Improve It

Homebuilders enjoy improving things. We like our stuff to look better than stock.

Stewart Delivers

About ten days before Christmas, we fell into an incredible deal on an F1 Rocket kit (and a motor!) that was located in central...

Machine, Weld… Repeat!

The project was certainly educational, and those of you with lots of experience welding will chuckle at my expense.

Avionics: Do You Document?

A friend at my airport confessed to having some avionics problems. His homebuilt’s instruments include a Garmin G5 for a primary instrument, a BendixKing...

Stick Bushing

Things that move wear out. That’s buried in a law of physics I once learned having to do with entropy. In this case, that...

Plug That Hole!

Got an extra hole in your baffles? In this case, we were removing an unused purge valve return line that had penetrated the baffles...

Minor Surgery

In my ongoing effort to equip our home fleet of airplanes with as many Angle of Attack systems as possible, we recently upgraded the...

Sometimes, Ya’ Just Gotta’ Fly

It was almost ten o’clock last night when the text came in from an airpark neighbor—“$2.99 per gallon Avgas at Yerington tomorrow from 0700...

Tale of Two Pitots

As part of an EAA Safety committee promoting the use of angle of attack flying, I fly a lot of different AoA systems. In...

Tune-Up Time

Like the proverbial frog who doesn’t know that the pot of water is getting warmer, it is easy to adapt to an airplane or...

In Case You Missed it

Flying Other People’s Planes

Yes, it's fun-but beware of unexpected problems.

The New Guy

Starting Your First Project. By David Boeshaar.

Wind Tunnel

Pitch is not the only axis involved in making an airplane fly well. Yaw and roll are also important, and this month Barnaby Wainfan turns his attention to lateral/directional stability and its effect on flying qualities.

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook looks at the editorial changes within EAA, and reinforces KITPLANES focus on homebuilding.