Kitplanes MagazineMarch 2017, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine
March 2017

by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris

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  • Builder Spotlight
    • 6 Bearhawk Duo: Jonathan Battson and Lars Fellman build the first two 4-Place Bearhawks in New Zealand. By Mike Taylor.
    • 14 Petit Jean: This small fly-in has what it takes to become the next big thing. By Vic Syracuse.
    • 22 Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII : Part 1—priorities and decisions. By Sam Buchanan.
    • 28 Pylon Neophyte: The nuts, bolts, and nickels of taxiing onto the Reno stage. By Tom Wilson.
    • 34 Do-It-Yourself Tailwheel: Adding a custom-designed tailwheel to a Fisher FP-404. By Dana Hague.
    • 37 Putting the Experiment in Experimental: Over 30 modifications resulted in a speed increase of 44 mph. By Dave Anders.
    • 44 Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design: CNC mold blank fabrication, part 2. By Eric Stewart.
    • 66 Ask the DAR : Applying for a Repairman Certificate, importing Experimentals, converting an SLSA Cub to ELSA. By Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 42 Plane and Simple: Non-round panel openings. By Jon Croke.
    • 47 The Creative Homebuilder: Phenolic-based bulkhead fitting. By Kitplanes ® staff.
    • 48 Maintenance Matters: A&P mechanics and Experimental aircraft. By Dave Prizio.
    • 53 Home Shop Machinist: Silver & Deming and step drills. By Bob Hadley.
    • 72 Aero’Lectrics: Three for the money. By Jim Weir.
    • 79 Unairworthy: Multiple drilled holes on an RV-6 elevator spar. By Vic Syracuse.
  • Shop Tip
    • 63 Rivet Buster Chisel: By Larry Larson.
    • 74 Measuring Curved Surfaces: By David Paule.
  • Designer’s Notebook
    • 75 Wind Tunnel: The Flying Flea. By Barnaby Wainfan.
  • Exploring
    • 2 Editor’s Log: Indistinguishable from magic. By Paul Dye.
    • 56 The Dawn Patrol: Take time to peel a banana. By Dick Starks.
    • 61 High Desert Tales: Scary stuff. By Elliot Seguin.
    • 64 Checkpoints: Flying and aging. By Vic Syracuse.
    • 78 Rear Cockpit: If this place was an airport…a guide to airport personalities. By Tom Wilson.
  • Kit Bits
    • 4 Letters
    • 67 List of Advertisers
    • 68 Builders’ Marketplace
    • 80 Kit Stuff: Drawing on experience. By cartoonist Robrucha.


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