Kitplanes MagazineDecember 2017, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine
December 2017

by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris

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2017
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December
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108
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Annual Buyer’s Guide
    • 32 2018 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory: So you want to buy or build an Experimental Aircraft? Here’s how to find the perfect project. Introduction by Dave Prizio. Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.
    • 38 Online Buyer’s Guide Access: Need complete information about the aircraft in our directory? You’ll find it in our online buyer’s guide.
    • 40 Fixed-Wing Aircraft: Decisions, decisions, decisions! With close to 1000 listings, you’ll probably find more than one airplane you’d like to build—so which will it be?
    • 80 Rotorcraft: Fixed-wing not your thing? Then choose from a wide selection of helicopters and autogyros. Which one is your idea of the perfect flying machine?
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 6 Stearns’ Stuff: Clean, fast, and composite, the KIS TR-1 makes a fine cruiser. There just aren’t many of them. By Tom Wilson.
    • 16 Taking Over Someone Else’s Project: What’s involved in the process? By Dave Prizio.
    • 22 Understanding Lithium Batteries: Kathy and Reg Nicoson of EarthX, Inc. explain what you need to know. By Jared Yates.
    • 86 Error Chain: Forty-amp Catch-22. Accidentally bumping the alternator switch uncovered a circuit-breaker problem. By Paul Dye.
    • 96 Ask the DAR: ELSA condition inspections, converting an ELSA to E/A-B, non-TSO’d lighting. By Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 90 Plane and Simple: Label those wires! By Jon Croke.
    • 92 The Creative Homebuilder: Make your own quick change drill bits and deburring tools. By KITPLANES® Staff.
    • 93 Home Shop Machinist: Layout. By Bob Hadley.
  • Shop Tip
    • 89 Fiberglass Parts Holder: By Noel Fallwell.
    • 95 Home Brew Bucking Bars: By Larry Larson.
  • Exploring
    • 2 Editor’s Log: Well, hello there! By Paul Dye.
    • 102 Checkpoints: Oshkosh 2017 musings. By Vic Syracuse.
  • Kit Bits
    • 4 Letters
    • 97 List of Advertisers
    • 98 Builders’ Marketplace
    • 104 Kit Stuff: Drawing on experience. By cartoonist Robrucha.

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