Crossing the Atlantic: Low, Slow and on Electrical Power

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Chip Yates, a championship motorcycle racer and winner of the 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on a 258-horsepower electric motorcycle, is planning on making...

Sensenich Goes Composite, Introduces New Ground-Adjustable Prop

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After five years of research, development and testing, Sensenich Wood Propeller Company has announced the availability of a new ground-adjustable composite propeller. Designed with an EZ-pitch hub, the high-performance propeller will result in improved performance on Rotax-powered 912- and 914-series aircraft, says Donald Rowell, Sensenich general manager. The new propellers are manufactured hollow using carbon-fiber, prepreg fabrics in a high-temperature, internal-pressure-molded system. According to the company, this production process yields a durable, low-inertia propeller. The propeller is…

New Products: CD-Based Weather Course Introduced

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Weather Statement Groundschool is now offering a course on METARS (Aviation Routine Weather Reports) and TAFs (Terminal Area Forecasts) that you can complete on your home computer. METARS include temperature, dew point, wind speed, direction, precipitation, cloud cover, visibility, lightning and barometric pressure. TAFs are used in conjunction with METARS and use similar terminology.…

One Week Wonder Build Captured in Less Than Two Minutes

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A time-lapse video of the complete build of the One Week Wonder, a Van's RV-12iS constructed during the EAA's AirVenture, is now available. The...

Paper Airman Certificates to Expire Soon

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All paper Airman Certificates will expire on March 31, 2010, except for some temporary certificates and student pilot certificates. Otherwise, those who hold paper certificates will not be able to legally exercise the privileges of those certificates after March 31.

EAA Board of Directors names Chairman Jack Pelton as CEO of...

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The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Board of Directors has named EAA Chairman Jack Pelton as Chief Executive Officer, adding the CEO title and responsibilities...

ClickBond Fasteners Streamline Construction

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Having just spent a couple days replacing traditional cowling nutplates before coming to the show, I was intimately familiar with laying out the rivet holes for each one, drilling two different hole sizes, deburring, dimpling, and flush-riveting.Then I heard there was a better way. With the ClickBond system, there's only one hole to drill, some two-part glue to mix up, and the "installation fixture" to hold everything tight until the adhesive fully cures. Time savings?…

PMag for 6-Cylinder Engines

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Sun 'n Fun 2017 boasts a super selection of vendors with products for builders and owners of EAB aircraft. There are four large hangars...

FatBoy Debuts Throttle Quadrants for RVs

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FatBoy Throttle Quadrants of Nashville, Tennessee, is now offering side-mounted throttle quadrants for Vans RV builders. All of the RV quadrants are designed for...

Belite Delights With Its Ultra Cub Look-Alike

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Belite Aircraft is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub by offering a "Cub" of its own at a special price during EAA...

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Checkpoints

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Making a list and checking it twice.

The Staaken Z-21A Flitzer

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Intended as an inter-war sportplane, the VW- or Jabiru-powered Staaken Flitzer delivers the goods in both performance and agility. These planes may not appear sleek, but they’re a blast to fly.

Home Shop Machinist

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Machines! Part 2.

Best Practices – Electrical

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Electrical, part 1.