Oil Filter Cutter Added to Aicraft Spruce Catalog

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  If you're a homebuilder who regularly inspects your oil filters for possible metal traces (a good idea--see Engine Beat, April 2004), the ACS Oil...

HomebuiltHELP Offers Electrical Wiring Tutorial on DVD

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HomebuiltHELP has released a new DVD production titled Electrical Wiring 101 for Your Homebuilt Aircraft, the latest in a series of training videos targeted...

Cradin Aerospace Receives FAA Approval for CI-1000 Coating

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Cradin Aerospace announced that it has received FAA approval for its CI-1000 metallic-ceramic coating for exhaust system components. According to the company, the CI-1000...

Aero Fabricators’ Engine Mount Exchange Program

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Aero Fabricators, a division of the Wag-Aero Group and full-service FAA-certified repair station for engine mounts, exhaust systems and other components, announced that it...

AeroMag Traps Small Particles, Allows Cleaner Oil

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 According to AeroMagnet, Inc., manufacturer of the AeroMag oil filter magnet, standard aircraft oil filters are adequate in trapping particles 40 microns and larger,...

Angle of Attack Instruments Acquired by Advanced Flight Systems

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 Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. (AFS), manufacturer of the ACS2002 digital engine monitoring system, announced the acquisition of the AOA Pro and AOA Sport angle...

Chelton Aviation Adds Altitude Preselect to Autopilot

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 Less than a year after introducing its AP-3C general avaition autopilot, Chelton Aviation has enhanced its product by making it the first GA autopilot...

AeroTherm Engine Preheater Introduced

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AeroTherm of Spearfish, South Dakota, announced that a new aircraft engine preheater was introduced in November 2004. The AeroTherm Aircraft Engine Heater System is...

Avemco To Insure Pilots Transitioning to GlassCockpits

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Avemco Insurance Company announced that insurance coverage for pilots transitioning to glass-cockpit aircraft will be available, provided they participate in formal training in the use of the new avionics. The move comes following discussions with aircraft manufacturers, flight training organizations and vendors of training materials for the new avionics. …

Unison Unveils Autolite XL Fine Wire Spark Plugs

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Unison Industries announced its new Autolite XL Fine Wire Aviation Spark Plugs, which add to the line of general aviation spark plugs offered by...

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Home Brew Bucking Bars

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Rounding a Hole

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Cut large holes in thin material freehand.

The Home Machinist

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How do you turn out non-cylindrical objects with your lathe? Why, by using a four-jaw chuck, of course. And there's a way to effectively employ that 'ole' adjustable wrench that might have escaped you for years; by Bob Fritz.

Wind Tunnel

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Recently, there has been increasing interest in the efficiency of all vehicles, including airplanes. Designers are seeking to make airplanes that perform better and burn less fuel. Barnaby Wainfan takes a close look at the aerodynamics and mathematics behind this deceptively complex process.