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Light Stuff

This month, Light Stuff columnist Dave Martin briefly reviews the history of single-seat ultralights and predicts their future as ELSAs. Assuming they are neither fat nor too fast, getting the required training may still be a stickler.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

3D-printed composite part molds. By Ken Krueger.

VHF Com–the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

With a panel full of glass and diodes turned into all the colors of...

Wind Tunnel

The author discusses the theory and effect of constant-speed propellers on piston-engine airplane performance, and compares fixed-pitch versus constant-speed props, effect on thrust HP and propulsion, the comprises involved in choosing a prop, how props perform in various conditions and phases of flight, how variable-pitch props work, and why a constant-speed prop is the best choice for high-performance aircraft.