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Making Parts

Building an airplane is, without a doubt, a daunting task. Whether you are starting...

New Gear for an Old Plane

Building landing gear from scratch for a Starduster One.

Down to Earth

When it came to choosing a kit aircraft to build, columnist Amy Laboda and her husband opted for a metal design, in part because it would be resistant to destruction by lightning strike and also because fatigue is easier to detect in metal than it is in a composite plane. However, new nanotube technology, if integrated into composite construction material, could not only help identify wear problems, but also potentially heal them.


RON ALEXANDERRon Alexander has been part of the homebuilding scene for decades. He began...