On the cover: Paul Dye flies his SubSonex personal jet over Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen.
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Kitplanes November 2019 cover

November 2019

On the cover: Paul Dye flies his SubSonex personal jet over Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen.
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Turbine Temptation

Making the decision.
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Building the Bearhawk LSA

It’s finally finished!
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Avionics at AirVenture 2019

A bit of innovation and some surprises.
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Fabric Covering 101

Lessons learned applying fabric to a Murphy Maverick.
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Tires, Brakes & Wheel Bearings

Maintenance matters.
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Sikaflex Canopy Bond

Tips for making The Big Cut and bonding a canopy.
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Aircraft Plumbing: Flexible Lines

Best practices
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Alternator Mods Without Major Surgery

Another way to modify a Nippondenso alternator for use with an external voltage regulator.
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Design Process: Landing Gear, Part 3

Last month we took a look at the basic characteristics of the two most common landing gear configurations: tricycle and taildragger. We will now turn our attention to some critical factors in the proper integration of the gear into the overall airplane configuration. The configuration of the landing gear and its placement affect the static, […]
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