Kitplanes Magazine Issue  March 2009

Kitplanes Magazine Issue
March 2009

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March 2009
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Annual Buyer’s Guide, Part 4
    • 23 2009 ENGINE AND PSRU BUYER’S GUIDE (Almost every builder needs to choose a powerplant at some point. Our guide may help with the decision; compiled by Julia Downie.)
  • Flight Reports
    • 8 VIPERJET REDUX (A turbofan Viper is coming to replace the rowdy, thirsty turbojet version—here’s to one last ride; by Doug Rozendaal.)
    • 44 THE EAGLE TAKES OFF (Precision’s engine management system isn’t a full-authority engine controller, but it’s close...and inexpensive; by Marc Cook.)
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 17 ALL ABOUT AVIONICS: ENGINE MONITORING (In 2009, engine-monitoring products continue to evolve—no revolution in sight; by Stein Bruch.)
    • 38 ROLL YOUR OWN (In this final installment, the one-off KK-1 scratch-built airplane graduates from the living room to the airport; by Ken Scott.)
    • 50 BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FABRIC (Once you have your structures covered and the surfaces prepared, it’s time to spray on the chemical coats; by Ron Alexander.)
    • 56 TO LAUNCH A LIGHT SPORT (We’ll fi t the cowl on the Jabiru J250 and find some tricks that work for all glass aircraft; by Bob Fritz.)
    • 66 COMPLETIONS (Builders share their successes.)
  • Shop Talk
    • 71 AERO ’LECTRICS (Airplanes and white rabbits; by Jim Weir.)
  • Designer’s Notebook
    • 62 WIND TUNNEL (Flying qualities and the horizontal tail; by Barnaby Wainfan.)
  • Exploring
    • 2 AROUND THE PATCH (Stop over-thinking power management; by Marc Cook.)
    • 6 WHAT’S NEW (AC Spruce’s online panel planning, a new RV faring, personalized wheel chocks and flexible TIG kits; edited by Mary Bernard.)
    • 15 25TH ANNIVERSARY: LORAN AND GPS TAKE OVER (Area navigation reached maturation 25 years ago and hasn’t looked back; by Marc Cook.)
    • 69 ASK THE DAR (Does your inspector have to be local, and how do you amend operating limitations? By Mel Asberry.)
    • 73 LIGHT STUFF (Homegrown LSA: CubCrafters’ Sport S2; by Dave Martin.)
  • Kit Bits
    • 4 CONTRIBUTORS
    • 5 LETTERS
    • 65 LIST OF ADVERTISERS
    • 67 BUILDERS’ MARKETPLACE
    • 75 THE CLASSIFIED BUILDER
    • 80 KIT STUFF (Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.)

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