Kitplanes MagazineMay 2019, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine
May 2019

by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris

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  • Whisper X350
    • Flight Review
    • 6 Whisper X350 Gen II : Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins. By LeRoy Cook.
    • Builder Spotlight
      • 12 Ziggy’s New Engine: Adding a 180-hp Titan engine to a Legend Cub. By Mike Taylor.
      • 18 Capturing Helmholtz Free Energy: Can a tunable induction system harness this hidden energy? By Dave Anders.
      • 24 Building the Bearhawk LSA : Assembling some assemblies. By Ken Scott.
      • 28 Antenna Installations: Placement, proper grounding, and routine upkeep are critical to performance. By Larry Anglisano.
      • 34 Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design: Wheel pants and gear fairings. By Eric Stewart.
      • 38 Samurai Homebuilder: Using a Japanese pull saw on your aircraft project. By Leonard Weiser.
      • 42 Buying a Used Homebuilt: Fly before you buy, factory support, engines, and Light Sport. By Dave Prizio.
      • 48 Two Flash or Not two Flash: Building a double-flash LED strobe system. By Chuck Deiterich.
      • 65 Completions: Builders share their successes.
      • Shop Talk
        • 53 Unairworthy: Unoiled air filter. By Vic Syracuse.
        • 54 Plane and Simple: An easy move. By Jon Croke.
        • 62 Home Shop Machinist: Exhausting options—a DIY muffler for a Pietenpol. By Bob Hadley.
        • 75 Aero ’Lectrics: Get the LED out. By Jim Weir.
        • Shop Tips
          • 57 Close Flanges: By David Paule.
          • Designer’s Notebook
            • 72 Wind Tunnel: Design process—CG loading, part 2. By Barnaby Wainfan.
            • Exploring
              • 2 Editor’s Log: Fine Print. By Paul Dye.
              • 51 Checkpoints: Prepping for flight. By Vic Syracuse.
              • 56 Building Time: Floating nut plates. By Kerry Fores.
              • 58 The Dawn Patrol: Five bottles and counting. By Dick Starks.
              • 78 Rear Cockpit: Building your Future. 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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Written in a fun and witty style. Aug 31, 2011 Anonymous
  A serious text written in a fun and witty style. More than 1,100 original illustrations and photos with 64 pages in color, ensures this to be a one-of-a-kind manual. You can learn or review by just looking at the pictures. However, the text is laced with Machado's humor, so you will want to read every word. Written in the first person, it's as if Rod is sitting next to you, personally... more...