Kitplanes Magazine May 2012

Kitplanes Magazine
May 2012

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May 2012
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84
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Flight Reports
    • 8 Virus Motorglider; Holy Motorglider, Batman. Here’s a nifty option for flying fast in a homebuilt without a medical; by Ed Wishmeyer.
  • 2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide
    • 16 2012 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide: Part 2 of our two-part engine guide focuses on auto-conversion powerplants; by Patrick Panzera.
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 26 Something To Do: Jim Shy decided to buy an airport and then build an airplane to keep there; by Scott M. Spangler.
    • 31 Buzzwords:Maneuvering Speed:What do the numbers really mean in terms of how you fly your airplane?; By Ed Kolano.
    • 35 Firewall Forward: New,Used, Something Else? There are good, economical alternatives to ordering a factory-fresh engine, but caveats apply; by Dave Prizio.
    • 54 Maintenance Matters Aircraft aluminum: more tips and techniques for repairs; by Steve Ells.
    • 57 Build it Better When 1+1 Does not equal 2; by Paul Dye.
    • 74 Completions : Builders share their successes.
    • 75 Ask the DAR: Gross weights and “destroyed” airplanes; by Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 73 Aero ’lectrics Build your own outdoor antenna; by Jim Weir.
  • Designer’s Notebook
    • 66 Wind Tunnel In flight testing, patience is a virtue; by Barnaby Wainfan.
  • Exploring
    • 2 Guest Editorial: Engine spec sniff test; by Patrick Panzera.
    • 5 What’s New: Dr. Rotech’s engine diagnostic tool, Planemakers builder assistance, and a new distributor of Electroair ignitions; edited by Abby Ventzke.
    • 6 Viewfinder: Seeing Sebring; by Marc Cook.
    • 42 Down to Earth: Getting instruments recurrent for spring flying; by Amy Laboda.
    • 46 Free Flight Risky rational; by Paul Dye.
    • 50 Alternative Energies Don’t Be Sad; hopeful; by Dean Sigler.
    • 61 Light Stuff: Assembly is homebuilding, too; by Roy Beisswenger.
  • Kit Bits
    • 4 LETTERS
    • 68 LIST OF ADVERTISERS
    • 69 BUILDERS’ MARKETPLACE
    • 80 KIT STUFF (Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.)

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