Tools Making Tools

One thing about homebuilders - we love to make things! Just about any project will do, as long as there is stuff to figure...

Me and the Val

It is so easy to take things for granted when you have had them for a long time. I've been flying my RV-8, which...

Just Don’t!

It is always amazing to me how many people simply make things up when working on airplanes. Either they don't know the right way...

'Twas the Week Before Oshkosh

No, sorry - not going to do the poetry thing. I'm way too busy getting ready for the big show - and the big...

Ahhh…Weather

There are a few fundamentals when it comes to aviation weather that many pilots never really get taught. These have nothing to do whatsoever...

A Time for Lists

There comes a time in every homebuilt project where you need to start making lists. To-do lists. Up until that time, you are simply...

(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...

Injector Cleaning

Guess what we're doing here. If you own a fuel injected aircraft engine and do your own maintenance, you probably recognize the process--we're cleaning fuel injector nozzles.

The Heights We Go To…

Veteran Kitplanes writer / photographer Tom Wilson is seen here, working on a cover shot for an upcoming Retro Flight Review of the Starduster...

Commentary: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Epic? UPDATED

The winding road traveled by Epic Aircraft rounded what could be the last bend today. On Wednesday, April 7, the bankruptcy judge received a proposal that would, in essence, put a consortium of Epic LT builders in the driver's seat.