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Rear Cockpit

...cooling baffling so tight silicone sealer is more cosmetic than anything. Pros like safety wiring. Pros tend to hate bargain solutions because they know there aren’t any. They gravitate toward...

Home Shop Machinist

...bottom row. A couple of years ago, I purchased a $600 DRO Pros two-axis system for my 8×14 lathe. The instructions were straightforward, but since every machine is different, I...

Spars-The Heart of the Wing

...spars. We don’t know how the pros do it, but this sure works for those of us that aren’t going to do this more than a couple of times. The...

Souls On Board: Two

...GA pilot flies the wrong altitude while VFR on an airway. We expect that there will be many builders who are overjoyed at the prospect of being able to find...

Tools for Homebuilders, Part 1

...top choice. • Pros and cons: List the positive and negative aspects of each alternative and choose the one with the most pros and fewest cons. • Satisficing (combines satisfy...

Letters

...jammed controls. As an aside, I concur with your comments about how the pros do it. I only see a reason for a second pilot in very special cases on...

Build a Bear: Put the Fabric in Fabrication

...system, so the final finish must be considered along with the covering. Both systems are good choices, but each has its pros and cons. PolyFiber is probably the best-known modern...

Cover Story: Designing Men

...and the Pfaff? Each has pros and cons. The advantages of the Singer are that it is easy to take somewhere, and it’s relatively inexpensive. Its disadvantages are that it...

Electrified

...true experimental homebuilding, going beyond the kit by quite a bit. There are always going to be stumbles along the way. The pros and cons are lengthy, and you should...

Aircraft Wiring

...Table 1 below shows the three main types of circuit protection used on aircraft and the pros and cons of each. Table 1: Pros and Cons of Three Main Types...

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The Eagle Takes Off

Precision Airmotives Eagle EMS brings electronic management to traditional aircraft engines for nearly turn the key and go flying. By Marc Cook.

Zen Four a Day

Flying four of Zeniths designs at the factory in Mexico, Missouri, prompted a deeper appreciation for the company's utilitarian approach to design. By Marc Cook.

Fuel Shutoff Valve

There's more to an extended-range fuel system than just adding tanks.