Kitplanes Magazine Issue  July 2009

Kitplanes Magazine Issue
July 2009

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July 2009
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84
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Flight Reports
    • 6 Comp Air 9 (Bigger, better, faster...but still a work in progress. A sneak peek at the turbine-powered CA9; by Chuck Berthe.)
    • 20 Taylor Monoplane (One seat, four cylinders, unlimited fun; by Bob Grimstead.)
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 14 Designer Spotlight: Lawrence B. Sperry (Without this unappreciated inventor’s work, we might not have today’s advanced flight control systems; by Amy Laboda.)
    • 27 The Price of Power (A look at the differences between auto and aircraft batteries, plus some tips on maintenance; by Bob Fritz.)
    • 34 Freedom To See It Differently (Two EFIS designs for homebuilts are compared back to back; by Jeff Van West.)
    • 40 To Launch a Light Sport (Odds and ends on the Jabiru J250 project; by Bob Fritz.)
    • 70 completions (Builders share their successes.
  • Shop Talk
    • 71 Aero ’lectrics (That’s baluns, not balloons; by Jim Weir.)
  • Designer’s Notebook
    • 64 Wind Tunnel (Anatomy of a tail stall; by Barnaby Wainfan.)
  • Exploring
    • 2 around the patch (Humbling perspective; by Marc Cook.)
    • 4 What’s New (Carbon Cub kits ship and more; edited by Mary Bernard.)
    • 13 Report from friedrichshafen (Engine technologies led the news from the show; by Amy Laboda.)
    • 44 Wicks Adel Clamp Pliers (Quite possibly the next best thing to a third hand; by Marc Cook.)
    • 45 Spot, Checked (Actual field testing shows the SPOT works well when you understand its limitations; by Langley R. Muir Ph.D.)
    • 50 25th Anniversary: The Little Bush Plane (Twenty-five years after the Kitfox stole homebuilders’ hearts, it remains a favorite; by Amy Laboda.)
    • 53 Unusual Attitude (Experimental means experimental; by Dick Starks.)
    • 56 Engine Beat (Continental/Lycoming aim for LSA/kit markets; by Steve Ells.)
    • 58 Down To Earth (As 100LL avgas fades, the search for its replacement; by Amy Laboda.)
    • 60 Ask The Dar (Pre-inspection engine-run requirements; by Mel Asberry.)
    • 73 Light Stuff (Welcome to Paradise, Brazilian style; by Dave Martin.)
  • Kit Bits
    • 5 Letters
    • 66 List of Advertisers
    • 67 Builders’ Marketplace
    • 75 The Classified Builder
    • 80 Kit Stuff (Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.)

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