Following on an impressive line of fuel system components manufactured from high quality materials and methods, Andy Phillips of Andair is proudly displaying his new throttle quadrant system at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun. Designed primarily with the RV market in mind, the Andair throttle quadrant features up and down flap buttons on the throttle […]

Andair Announces New Throttle Quadrant

Following on an impressive line of fuel system components manufactured from high quality materials and methods, Andy Phillips of Andair is proudly displaying his new throttle quadrant system at this year’s Sun ‘n Fun. Designed primarily with the RV market in mind, the Andair throttle quadrant features up and down flap buttons on the throttle […]

Waitin' For Ya!

It’s the day before the day before Sun ‘n Fun, but things are happening all over Lakeland airport in Florida. Volunteers have already been busy for days, getting the infrastructure in place, and vendors are arriving by truck, trailer and airplane – and there’s still another day of setup before the gates open. We’ve been […]

Soaking up the Excitement

The enthusiasm is alive and well at OSH today! Here are Rich and Cindy Macrafic from Rochester, MN, who are two weeks away from their first flight in the RV-7A they have built together over the last 13 years. Cindy has even earned her Private Pilot’s certificate during the build and is looking forward to […]

Superior Adds to Availability of Millennium Cylinders

Cylinder assemblies for the Lycoming 360/540 series and Continental 520 series are now being shipped by Superior Air Parts. This marks the “next phase of product reintroduction,” according to the company. “This is very exciting for everyone who has been involved with bringing the popular family of Millennium Cylinders back into production,” says Timothy T. […]

Continental News: Cool Stuff Now, Lots More To Come

In the Continental tent, back behind the vinyl wall separating the unwashed masses from the journalistic elite—that’s a joke; we were just as hot and smelly—Teledyne Continental Motors’ new CEO Rhett Ross gave a brief update of the company’s recent past and a look ahead. In the last nine months, Ross has overseen a comprehensive […]

Surviving the Storm

Early arrivals at AirVenture generally get a chance to see the calm before the storm – and this year, they got to survive the storm as well! The laid-back attitude of Friday evening gave way to a few frantic moments grabbing tent poles this morning as a line of severe weather moved through with the […]

Aircraft Spruce Introduces LED Cockpit Lights

Featuring 110 angle adjustment, the new 754 series LED Cockpit Lights can rotate 360 around. According to Aircraft Spruce, the lights mount in a 1/4-inch hole, and are 3/4-inch diameter by 1 5/8-inch tall fully extended. Both 14- and 28-volt models are available. What's more, you can order them as all one color for $49.85 per light, or with two circuits (one white, one red) for $52.75. Two body colors are available; aluminum or black. A…

Editor's Log, December 2011

It’s that time of year again, the time when we undertake the arduous task of updating and compiling the thousands of pieces of data that go into our annual Buyer’s Guides. The process has been described in these pages before, and involves contacting every kit, plans or rotorcraft manufacturer from the previous year (plus any […]

VistaNAV 3.0 Supports New Hardware and Tricks

The latest version of portable synthetic vision software manufacturer Mercury Computer System’s VistaNAV comes with some pretty cool tricks. First, the program, in version 3.0, has been optimized for the new compact Samsung Q1 SSD tablet PC with touchscreen technology. The Samsung Q1 runs the VistaNAV CIS-1000 Class I EFB and includes moving map on […]

Viperjet Inks Model Licensing Agreement

If you have admired the Viperjet kit aircraft and believed you would not be able to own one, here is your chance, at least the chance to own a scale model of the real thing. Viper Aircraft Corporation and Skygate Collection GmbH & CO KG of Germany have signed a preferred merchant license agreement that […]

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