Kitplanes Magazine April 2016, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine
April 2016

by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris

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2016
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April
Pages:
84
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Flight Review
    • 6 Building the Thatcher CX5: An insider’s view into one of homebuilding’s best-kept secrets. By Glen Bradley.
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 16 Promises, Promises: Remembering Jim Bede Sr. By Amy Laboda.
    • 24 Vacuum Forming Leading Edges: Making long, straight bends in sheet metal is easier than you think. By Paul Dye.
    • 28 Print Your Own Parts: Using a 3D printer to make an avionics fan shroud. By Dave Forster.
    • 33 Speed Deburring: Why turn a hand crank when electrons work so cheap? By Ken Scott.
    • 42 Separator or Condenser? Air-oil separators 101. By Dan Horton.
    • 46 Aircraft Records and Logbooks: What’s required for Experimental/Amateur-Built Aircraft? By Owen C. Baker.
    • 50 Engine Theory: Oil—lubing and cooling the source of thrust. By Tom Wilson.
    • 67 Completions: Builders share their successes.
    • 74 Ask the DAR : Highlander gross weight increase, using certified parts in a plans built Cub. By Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 36 Shop Upgrades: Part 2—Keep it clean and organized. By Eric Stewart.
    • 40 No Restrictions? Restrictor fittings that are easy to make. By Paul Dye.
    • 60 Home Shop Machinist: Drill guide for canard install. By Bob Hadley.
    • 78 Aero’lectrics: Let’s stay current. By Jim Weir.
    • Shop Tip
      • 66 Non-Marring Fluting Pliers: By Larry Larson.
          • Designer's Notebook
            • 75 Wind Tunnel: Blade inflow angle. By Barnaby Wainfan.
              • Exploring
                • 2 Editor’s Log: Our worst fears. By Paul Dye.
                • 56 High-Desert Tales: Nuke it! By Elliot Seguin.
                • 63 Checkpoints: Never too experienced to learn. 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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