Teaching Tool

While wandering around Sun ‘n Fun this afternoon, we were stopped by this excellent demonstration of cylinder technology on the table at the Superior...

They’re Not Kidding!

When Sun ‘n Fun posts a warning sign about the local wildlife in Florida, those folks who “aren’t from around here….” would do well...
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Hartzell Propeller Update from Sun ‘n Fun 2022

Hartzell's JJ Frigge offers an update on the company's latest backcountry props as well as a look at what's cooking for the rest of...

Supercharger for Jabiru 3300

Marc Holcomb, a retired Hughes Aircraft engineer, has developed a supercharger for the popular Jabiru 3300A engine. While the stock 3300 develops about 120...
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Dynon FastTrack

The avionics portion of a homebuilt aircraft project can be both time-consuming and intimidating to some builders, but Dynon has set out to tame...

Pipistrel to Market Its Electric Power Unit to Builders and Developers

Pipistrel Aircraft has sunk thousands of hours and untold buckets of money into developing an all-electric propulsion system for its Alpha Electro and Alpha...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #6

Yesterday was a rain day. When you are camping in a small tent, wind and rain strike fear into your heart. My neighbors in...

Preparing for the Wonder!

Sonex Aircraft doesn’t have an official booth at Sun ‘n Fun this year, but they do have a presence—at the EAA tent! Sonex company...

Into Every Show, a Little Rain Must Fall

It seems that no week in April can go without at least one thunderstorm in central Florida and this week was no exception. Although...

Challenge: What’s-it?

You can find dang near anything at a fly-in (with vendors) the size of Sun ‘n Fun. For instance there is an aircraft surplus...

In Case You Missed it

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Turbine Moose: The Ultimate Amphib

Its said that sailors make good floatplane pilots because they understand the nature of wind on the water. Sailboat racer and pilot Rick Orchard took that sentiment to heart in a big way when he decided to pump up an already large homebuilt (the Murphy Moose) by adding Aerocet amphibious floats and a 550-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6A-20 turbine engine.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The noisy end.

Page Turner

Every homebuilder knows how important it is to document your build to meet the FAAs 51% rule, but how you do it can range from handwritten notebooks to custom web sites detailing every rivet and pin stripe. By Marc Cook.