Kitplanes Magazine Issue  August 2009

Kitplanes Magazine Issue
August 2009

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August 2009
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84
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Flight Reports
    • 6 KITFOX SUPER SPORT SERIES 7 (The venerable Kitfox gets an identical twin brother in a new ready-to-fly LSA. Good news or bad for the kit? By Marc Cook.)
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 13 ALL ABOUT AVIONICS: WIRING BUNDLES (Making the effort to keep the installation clean as you build will pay good dividends long term; by Stein Bruch.)
    • 19 FINDING TAS FROM GPS DATA (If you do the math right and use proper flying technique during test runs, you can arrive at an accurate number; by Kevin Horton.)
    • 24 HELL ON WHEELS (John Deneke has found a way to build his own airplane despite losing the use of his legs; by Bob Fritz.)
    • 30 RETURN OF THE TURBO-COMPOUND (In the search for new, more effi cient engines, have we overlooked a great old idea? By Paul Lamar.)
    • 70 COMPLETIONS (Builders share their successes.)
  • Shop Talk
    • 71 AERO ’LECTRICS (More illumination on LED pilot lights; by Jim Weir.)
  • Designer’s Notebook
    • 63 WIND TUNNEL (How big should a wing be? By Barnaby Wainfan.)
  • Exploring
    • 2 AROUND THE PATCH (Unchained reactions; by Marc Cook.)
    • 4 WHAT’S NEW (Lycoming discounts; balance your prop; edited by Mary Bernard.)
    • 36 25TH ANNIVERSARY: RUTAN’S TAKE (As far as he’s concerned, somebody had to do it; by Amy Laboda.)
    • 39 INSURANCE UPDATE: LSA AND EXPERIMENTALS (Last time we looked at insurance, the Dow hovered at around 10,000. What’s new? By Cory Emberson.)
    • 47 ARE ALL BATTERY CHARGERS ALIKE? (We test charger and desulfation systems, and the results may shock you; by Bob Fritz.)
    • 52 FUEL INJECTION 101 (A recent graduate of Airfl ow Performance’s weekend program found much to commend upon returning to school; by Steve Ells.)
    • 58 ASK THE DAR (Understanding the differences in the Light Sport category; by Mel Asberry.)
    • 60 ENGINE BEAT (Exhausting gases; by Steve Ells.)
    • 73 LIGHT STUFF (The SeaMax thrives in its element: water; by Dave Martin.)
  • Kit Bits
    • 5 LETTERS
    • 66 LIST OF ADVERTISERS
    • 67 BUILDERS’ MARKETPLACE
    • 75 THE CLASSIFIED BUILDER
    • 80 KIT STUFF (Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.)

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