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Stainless Steel

Author Norm Ellis is not a particular fan of stainless-steel, even though he knows it has its place-even if that place is not in your airplane. After providing a brief history of this widely used material, he makes a case for choosing the right stock for the right project on the basis of utility rather than beauty-and he offers the stats to back up his assertions.

Wind Tunnel

Fixed gear or retractable gear? Barnaby Wainfan examines the physics behind this longstanding design question.

Hose Protection

Ishmael Fuentes shows you how to protect and cool the hoses in your engine compartment by making a firesleeve.
GlaStar in flight

Return to Flight

A GlaStar’s Titan IO-340’s tale of tweaks and temptations.