Kitplanes Magazine Issue  February 2009

Kitplanes Magazine Issue
February 2009

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February 2009
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84
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Annual Buyer’s Guide, Part 3
    • 22 2009 ROTORCRAFT BUYER’S GUIDE (Choose from 48 diff erent gyros and helicopters, including some Light Sport Aircraft gyros; compiled by Julia Downie.)
  • Flight Reports
    • 8 ZENITH STOL CH 750 (Th e Heintz family expands with a new Light Sport gap fi ller: bigger than the old 701, smaller than the 801; by LeRoy Cook.)
    • 31 A NEW NAME ON THE ALTERNATIVE ENGINE BLOCK (Maxwell Propulsion takes over the old NSI line of Subaru conversions and changes everything but the engine; by Marc Cook.)
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 42 ROLL YOUR OWN (After static-testing the one-off KK-1 design, it’s time to actually start building one; by Ken Scott.)
    • 50 BUILD YOUR SKILLS: FABRIC (A further look at curved surfaces, and how to deal with inspection rings, drain grommets and gussets; by Ron Alexander.)
    • 56 TO LAUNCH A LIGHT SPORT (Mounting the beautifully machined engine was surprisingly easy; on balance things on the Jabiru J250 are going well; by Bob Fritz.)
  • Shop Talk
    • 71 AERO ’LECTRICS (Maintain thy airspeed, lest the ground rise up and smite thee; by Jim Weir.)
  • Designer’s Notebook
    • 62 WIND TUNNEL (Good design and multi-engine performance; by Barnaby Wainfan.)
  • Exploring
    • 2 AROUND THE PATCH (AOPA’s Expo 2008: About the market, rules and optimism? By Marc Cook.)
    • 6 GARMIN GPSMAP 696 (Th is big new “portable” has everything going for it; by Marc Cook.)
    • 15 25TH ANNIVERSARY: THE GLASAIR-LANCAIR WARS (In the 1980s, the two biggest composite-aircraft kit manufacturers sparred. Th e upside was rapid development of kits; by Marc Cook.)
    • 18 THE BACK YARD FLYER... (...and the case of the TP vandals at Oshkosh; by Dick Starks.)
    • 36 ELTS OF TOMORROW TODAY (Th e emergency locator transmitter technology is old, infrastructure creaky. What’s this mean to you? By Bob Fritz.)
    • 48 ASK THE DAR (On major-portion rules and fl ight advisors; by Mel Asberry.)
    • 69 DOWN TO EARTH (Pretty and fast! Th e coming-out party begins; by Amy Laboda.)
    • 73 LIGHT STUFF (Flight-testing the Remos Light Sport Aircraft ; by Dave Martin.)
  • Kit Bits
    • 4 CONTRIBUTORS
    • 5 LETTERS
    • 65 LIST OF ADVERTISERS
    • 66 BUILDERS’ MARKETPLACE
    • 75 THE CLASSIFIED BUILDER
    • 80 KIT STUFF (Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.)

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