Kitplanes Magazine July 2016, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine
July 2016

by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris

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  • Flight Review
    • 6 Hummel H5: Good things come in small packages.By Paul Dye.
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 14 National Test Pilot School: There’s always more to learn (Part 1). By Elliot Seguin.
    • 20 Smart Transponders: The Experimental market gets few breaks when it comes to transponder and ADS-B requirements. By Larry Anglisano.
    • 28 Top Overhaul: Gray oil is good, but what about black oil that looks like tar? By Vic Syracuse.
    • 35 Magnetos For Half VW Engines: Points to ponder at replacement time. By Dana Hague.
    • 40 Ray Stits Remembered: Designer of 15 Experimentals,inventor of the Poly-Fiber covering system, and founder of EAA Chapter 1, he was an aviation ambassador for all. By Amy Laboda.
    • 50 Engine Theory: Forced induction—putting “super” into the intake equation. By Tom Wilson.
    • 68 Ask the DAR: Two engines, one prop; ownership without a sales receipt; ultralight registered as E/A-B. By Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 56 Tips from The New Guy: Dealing with builder’s fear. By David Boeshaar.
    • 58 Best Practices: Cotter pins, safety wire, lock washers, and thread lockers. By Dave Prizio.
    • 64 Home Shop Machinist: Acrylic windshield restoration. By Bob Hadley.
    • 66 Maintenance Matters: Affordable borescope. By Dave Prizio.
    • 74 Aero’Lectrics: Making a FABulous project. By Jim Weir.
    • Shop Tip
      • 79 Unison Slick P-Lead Fixation: By Dan Horton.
          • Designer's Notebook
            • 46 Stressing Structure: Bolted joints. By David Paule.
            • 77 Wind Tunnel: Fixed pitch vs. constant speed. By Barnaby Wainfan.
              • Exploring
                • 2 Editor’s Log: Repetition. By Paul Dye.
                • 62 Checkpoints: Are they ever finished? By Vic Syracuse.
                • Kit Bits
                  • 4 Letters
                  • 69 List of Advertisers
                  • 70 Builders’ Marketplace
                  • 80 Kit Stuff: Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.


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