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What’s New

New landing lights from AeroLEDs, a lightweight headset from MGL, the electric Waiex makes its first flight, and FatBoy offers throttle quadrants for Vans RV kit aircraft. Edited by Mary Bernard.

On Thanksgiving

One of the compelling reasons to aviate is it can demand the ultimate payment,...

Build a Bear: Third Time Charm

Repeat offender Dave Prizio goes for his third strike, ultimately deciding to build an Texas Sport Cub.

Wind Tunnel

Columnist Barnaby Wainfan discusses the factors that affect the longitudinal stability of an aircraft during a variety of maneuvers. Designers make compromises to keep stick forces down so that a pilot can control an airplane, but sometimes they go too far, and light control forces can result in problems that are just as serious as those posed by forces that are too heavy. Whats a designer to do? The most important considerations are presented.