Kitplanes MagazineNovember 2016, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine
November 2016

by Phil Dixon, Garrett W. Gleim,
Irvin Gleim & Sherwood Harris

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  • Flight Review
    • 6 Miniature Yankee: The BD-17L has much in common with the original BD-1. By Paul Dye.
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 16 Spitfire Squadron Scrambles Again: At Enstone, U.K., groups of builders are creating Spitfire replicas. By Geoff Jones.
    • 22 Preparing for Your First Flight: The paperwork, the plane, and the pilot must come together for success. By Dave Prizio.
    • 27 Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design: Upping Our Game. By Eric Stewart.
    • 30 Driving Down the High Costs of Aircraft Ownership: Building a trailer for a Quickie Q200. By Lewis Bjork.
    • 36 Homemade Compress ed Air Brake Bleeder: An inexpensive tool for quickly bleeding aircraft brakes. By Reinhard Metz.
    • 38 Error Chain: Anodizing and Fatigue Life. By Stuart Fields.
    • 40 Teaching Helpers How to Rivet: What works for you may not work for them. By Philip Clifton.
    • 42 Roll Your Own Pitot Tube Cover: An easy solution when commercially available covers won’t fit. By Axel Alvarez.
    • 45 Engine Theory: Getting Practical—What can you do for a better engine? By Tom Wilson.
    • 68 Ask the DAR : Proving compliance with the 51% rule, licensing ELSA or E/A-B, using an LSA commercially. By Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 52 Maintenance Matters: Dry tappet clearance. By Dave Prizio.
    • 56 Home Shop Machinist: Gnarly good knurls. By Bob Hadley.
    • 74 Aero’Lectrics: Go forth and multiply. By Jim Weir.
    • Shop Tip
      • 65 Splitting Tubing for Trim Purposes: By Jim Kinninger.
      • 76 Dimple Tokens: By Larry Larson.
          • Designer's Notebook
            • 77 Wind Tunnel: Pitch non-linearities. By Barnaby Wainfan.
              • Exploring
                • 2 Editor’s Log: Keeping up. By Paul Dye.
                • 60 The Dawn Patrol: Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. By Dick Starks.
                • 66 Checkpoints: History repeats itself. 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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