A Secure Feeling

I like harnesses - especially ones that make me feel secure. Our Tundra came with standard lap and shoulder belts that used the age-old...

DAM!

One of my earliest "jobs" in aviation was as an unpaid (but compensated with experience and flight time) line-boy/hangar rat. I'm sure that was...

Tap, Tap…

How many little habits do you have that you have had for longer than you can remember and can’t seem to shake? I don’t...

ADS-B IN and The Traffic Question

The proliferation of ADS-B IN portable products at this year's EAA AirVenture air show leaves this writer with a couple of vexing questions. When...

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...

Tweaks

No airplane is perfect right out of the box--that is, really, why we test them isn't it? Of course, there are lots of kits...
Hartzell 3-blade Explorer propeller

Another Week, Another Prop

This week, we’re flying the new “Explorer” three-blade composite prop from Hartzell on our RV-8.

First Impressions of the Sling High Wing

Our man Paul Dye is in South Africa this week flying the all-new Sling High Wing airplane. The company has pulled out all the...

The New Aviation Rituals

It used to be that anyone who worked on airplanes knew how to time a magneto, clean an aviation spark plug, and safety-wire an...
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Top Gun Slinger

One of the best things about going out to visit kit companies—aside from the airplanes of course—is meeting the people that make up our...

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

After studying Experimental aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board developed 16 recommendations. Roy Beisswenger outlines the good, the bad and the still-needed.

Aero ‘lectrics

Franklin vs. Edison, Thomson, Millikan, et al.

Floating The Dream

Rick Lindstrom revisits Canadas Dream Tundra, this time when its on floats. Dream Aircraft Founder Yvan Desmarais spent 10 years developing the prototype for this design, with the intention of building and kitting a better bushplane. Lindstrom says hes achieved that goal and then some.

Meet the Fokker, U.K. Style

In 1915, Allied pilots called the Eindecker the Scourge. In 2007, three friends in England bought and built Eindecker replica kits, and improved upon the original design. By Geoff Jones.