The LONG Spar

I know, the picture isn't very good, and the lighting is poor - but there in the middle are the recently joined left and right spars for our nascent Xenos Motorglider - and if it were any longer, it would need two zip codes!

Soaring Tidbits

At the 2018 Soaring Society of America convention this week, I attended a session on "Safety Considerations for Soaring in Northern Nevada," which covered...

Mixing it Up

There are all sorts of things I would like to know, but never take the time to learn - so much stuff, so little...

It’s That Time Again

It's time for us aviation journalists to trot out our well-oiled please for practice, tolerance, and good decision-making

Sun 'n Fun Wanderings

One of the best parts about working for KITPLANES is the opportunity I get to wander around a large show like Sun 'n Fun...

(Almost) Engine Hanging Time

We riveted on the firewall of our Dream Tundra project the other day - a major milestone because we think that means we have...

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…

Today's session at the Lycoming Service School included a little hands on time with maybe the most "radical new technology" to be included in...

Long Spar – Meet Big Squeezer!

One good reason to make lots of friends when you get in to homebuilding--sooner or later you're going to need a special tool, and...

Waiting it Out

This year's west coast winter is challenging for non-flight-into-known-icing aircraft, even those with full IFR capabilities! Storm after storm keeps coming onshore, and flying...

Front Seal Tool

How many of you have replaced the front crankshaft seal on a Lycoming engine? Yeah....I see a lot of hands up, which is what...