An Aviating Day

It's been an odd winter for our area - lots of low cloud days and precipitation here in the Lake Tahoe region - and...

Yup… It Flies!

The little jet actually does just what it is supposed to do - and it looks good doing it! We've now made three flights in...

It's a Plane!

There's a new jet in town - N958PD, the Subsonex kit formerly known as "the project" received its airworthiness certificate today after a thorough...

Ready for Paint!

With the first engine start and initial taxi testing out of the way (see and hear it below), the little jet is cocooned in...

Graduation Day

OK, so you've driven the last rivet, and hung the last hinge. The airplane is ready for inspection, and all you have to do...

Making Chips for a Purpose!

It's nice to have a milling machine, and even nicer to have a specific task for which it is well suited! The flaps in the...

Dotting the I's, Crossing the T's…

I worked for the Federal Government for 34 years, and back in my college days, I spent two summers as a clerk in our...

How Many…How Much?

When you reach the end of a project (an airplane is never really finished, so we just say "the end of a project"), you...

Hey Ridley…

Nope, it's not just for pilots - sometimes, a mechanic or builder just needs to stick a nut on the end of a screwdriver...

Efficient Glass Work

Here's a short little tip for making your composite work a little more efficient. How many times have you started a work session by mixing...