Lathe Bauble

You do NOT need a machine shop, lathe, or mill to build any kit aircraft, but...

Something Doesn’t Look Right

Look ma’ no eyebrow cooling holes! The electric Xenos project rolls on, and forces one to rethink what we hold to be conventional. Most air-cooled...

In Search of the Perfect (Oil) Temperature

One of the many decisions presented during the swap from my old O-320 to the new, more powerful Titan IO-340 in my GlaStar was...

A Two-headed Stick

No, you have not entered the magical realm of a circus freak show—this really is exactly what it looks like—a control stick with two...

Instrument Ergonomics

Sometimes the path of least resistance is only good for the short term. You choose the most expedient course from idea to execution, hoping...

Saturday Morning Scud

Pilots are sitting in their airplanes this morning at Wittman field, waiting on the IFR conditions to lift so that the mass exodus from...

On the Way There

After four trips to AirVenture in the RV-10, we decided to park the tent and take the land-based RV (Motorhome) and try the Scholler...

Friday is the New Saturday

It's a natural evolutionary process—when an event gets big enough, the opening day becomes crowded. So those that don’t like the crowds start coming...
Planning for the trip to Oshkosh.

Out of Practice?

It is traditional for aviation bloggers and journalists to remind folks - in the weeks leading up to Oshkosh - to review the NOTAM...

The Valkyrie’s Song

Two thousand hours is just a round number really—it has no intrinsic mechanical meaning. But it's a milestone.

In Case You Missed it

Roll Your Own Brake Fluid Pump System

Rolling your own brake fluid pump and filling your brake system can be easily...

Hamming It Up

Amateur radio enthusiast Chuck Deiterich explains how pilots can use the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) to track their flights and stay in touch with loved ones for a modest investment.

Letters

A&Ps and ExperimentalsI would like to commend Dave Prizio on his very informative article...

Clamp Stick

By David Paule