Raiders of the Lost… Wing?

In a nearly forgotten corner fo the AirVenture grounds.... in a nondescript red building... Behind this unmarked white door... You will find a vast warehouse full...

Skeletons

There's a countdown clock at EAA Headquarters, and today it showed just 87 days and some-odd hours until the start of AirVenture 2019. In...

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...

In Case You Missed it

Engine Theory

Direct vs. geared drive-one of aviations great debates.

Flocking of the Experimenters

Celebrating the Experimental spirit at a growing Mojave fly-in.

Design Process: Wing Design

At this point in the design process, we have gotten the airplane sized, balanced,...

Safety Is No Accident: Van’s RV series

It’s been a couple of years since we looked at how homebuilts generally fared in the accident statistics vis-à-vis certified aircraft. This time around we’ll look at the safety records of specific homebuilt designs, starting with the Van’s RV.