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...

In Case You Missed it

Ask the DAR

Can a former Part 103 aircraft be registered as an LSA? And how is an appropriate Phase I flight-test area determined?

Aero ‘lectrics

A little music for the airways can make your flight a pleasure. Jim Weir shows you how to power any music device from your panel.

Alternative Energies

The greenest flight of all. By Dean Sigler.

Aero ‘lectrics

What do you do if you need to monitor a number of audio signals, but you don't have room for an audio switching panel? Jim Weir finds the answer in a summing amplifier.