Kitplanes Magazine Issue May 2015, by Phil Dixon

Kitplanes Magazine Issue
May 2015

by Phil Dixon & Sherwood Harris

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2015
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May
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84
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Flight Review
    • 6 Orso D'Italia: While it’s not exactly a Cub clone, Groppo’s new Trail kit shares some of the same DNA as Piper’s classic. By Paul Bertorelli.
  • Builder Spotlight
    • 14 KR Airplanes—Affordable, Fun Flying: Chino KR Fly-In showcased this sporty, economical airplane. By Dave Prizio.
    • 18 Formula 1: Getting 260 mph out of an O-200 Continental just for fun. By Tom Wilson.
    • 26 Split Decision:Building a vertical-split cowl for an RV-7A. By Roger Kellogg.
    • 32 Vinyl Graphics: Colorful alternatives to the plain plane. By Eric Stewart.
    • 38 Near the Finish Line: When your plane is almost completed, it’s time to shop for insurance. By Shanna Linton and Jennifer Cummins.
    • 40 Where the Rubber Meets the Runway: Understanding gyroplane nosewheels. By Roy Beisswenger.
    • 68 Ask the DAR : Data plate questions, airworthiness certificate errors, complying with service bulletins. By Mel Asberry.
  • Shop Talk
    • 46 Maintenance Matters: Spark plugs: A window into how your engine is running. By Dave Prizio.
    • 66 The New Guy: Getting advice from the Internet. By David Boeshaar.
    • 75 Home Shop Machinist: To launch a Light Sport–redux. By Bob Hadley.
  • Shop Tips
    • 56 Easier Panel Wiring: By David Boeshaar.
    • 65 Camera Mounts: Jim Fleischman.
  • Designer's Notebook
    • 62 Stressing Structure: Algebra and the elevator control system. By David Paule.
    • 78 Wind Tunnel: Spring systems. By Barnaby Wainfan.
      • Exploring
        • 2 Editor’s Log: Where in the world? By Paul Dye.
        • 5 What’s New: Loyd’s Rivet Drill Guide makes rivet removal easy. By KITPLANES® staff.
        • 52 The Dawn Patrol: “Was he packin’ heat?” By Dick Starks.
        • 57 Risky Business: Distractions—stay focused in the air and the hangar. By Sid Mayeux.
        • 60 Checkpoints: Limitations. 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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