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Day 2 with Charlie Echo

Sometimes the weather works with you and sometimes against you. I had one of...

Findlay Dominates

Weather was a factor on Sunday for the final Gold races at Reno. High...

Trying to Fit In

Turbine Legend

Let’s celebrate the return of some very fine whine.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Speedster Evolution

Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Whisper X350 Gen II

Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

Sling TSi

Four seats. Full fuel. Lets go!

Revised Raven

RANS adds metal wings and a big engine to their popular side-by-side.

Builder Spotlight

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Sikaflex Canopy Bond

Tips for making The Big Cut and bonding a canopy.

Alternator Mods Without Major Surgery

Another way to modify a Nippondenso alternator for use with an external voltage regulator.

Grow a Third Hand

When you need an extra hand, make a jig.

Homebuilt Accidents: BuzzKill

Crashes while maneuvering at low altitude have a high mortality rate.

Minnesota Mission

Creating a bespoke airplane is one benefit of building from plans; when assembling a kit, builders cannot make many changes.

Homebuilt Accidents: Fatal Factors

Pilot decision-making is a greater factor in fatal accidents.

AeroVonics Flight Displays

Leave your cutting tools in the drawer. These drop-in electronic instruments eliminate complicated installations and have an impressive feature set.

Aircraft Plumbing: Flexible Lines

Best practices

Fuel Leak and Cracked Flare

A major fuel leak was discovered on this airplane not long after the first...

RV Quick Stick

Tall Transmission Tales

(Antennas, Chapter 3)

Temperature Sensor Restoration

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Headset Trial: David Clark Pro-X2

In this Avionics Bootcamp video series, we put the David Clark Pro-X2 on the evaluation bench and took them flying for this field report.

The 2-Mile Decision

For those of you who read my column last month on keeping the fires...

Taxes and Shipping Additional

Most homebuilders—and just I’m spit-balling here—have waited a long time to justify the cost of building an airplane.

The Big Scare

You look down at the instruments, and instantly energy drains down your body as if bomb bay doors on the soles of your feet had opened and the concrete floor were a sponge.

Products

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AeroVonics AV-20 and AV-30 Review

A New Mexico start-up called AeroVonics rolled out the most innovative panel-mount electronic displays...
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Headset Trial: David Clark Pro-X2

In this Avionics Bootcamp video series, we put the David Clark Pro-X2 on the evaluation bench and took them flying for this field report.

It’s Da Bom!

Levil Aviation’s BOM puts pitot-static, AHRS, GPS, ADS-B In, and its own power source right under your wing.

Sensenich To Introduce Several New Props, for 65 to 220hp, STOL to 200 knots

Sensenich Propeller is introducing several new adjustable-pitch carbon props for engines from 65 to 220 h.p.

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Aero ‘lectrics

Author Jim Weir explains his preparation for the installation of an energy-efficient power system for a hangar or building shed-all on a shoestring budget. He explains how to choose equipment, calculate power needs, the right light fixtures, power generation, equipment suppliers and prices, and the basic legality of such systems;

Alternative Energies

Dale Kramer invigorated the ultralight movement in the 1970s with the Lazair. Now he's doing it again-with a battery-powered version. By Dean Sigler.

Shop Tip

Easy Wire Identification. By Gil Alexander.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

Most of the hard work is done, and its time for dope. First, pick the right spray outfit, next find a clean, well-ventilated work area and finish your surface preparation, and then you're ready to spray. By Ron Alexander.