Aviation Maintenance: Problems vs Symptoms

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FLIR for the shop

In the August 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine, we look at the use of the new FLIR infrared cameras available as smart phone adapters. August 2018

Cherry Max Rivets

In the July 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine, we look at the use of the CherryMax Rivets as well as the general problems surrounding the use of other blind rivets. July 2018

Energy (Part 2 – High Drag / Low Mass)

In the June 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the drag as it relates to high drag / Low mass aircraft. June 2018

Energy (Part 1 – Understanding the Math)

In the May 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the four basic forms of energy used in flying. Potential energy (altitude), kinetic energy (airspeed), chemical energy (fuel),  and heat energy (drag). Understanding this topic is the easiest way to convert an airplane driver ...

Borescopes for the Modern Age

In the April 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at some of the new cost-effective technology that has replaced the expensive borescope's of the past. April 2018

Detonation in Light Aircraft (Part 2)

In the March 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we continue the topic of detonation, preignition, and normal combustion as it relates to the light sport type aircraft. This is part 2 of a 2-part article on the subject. The conditions of preignition ...

Detonation in Light Aircraft (Part 1)

In the February 2018 issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we tackle the topic of detonation, preignition, and normal combustion as it relates to the light sport type aircraft. This is part 1 of a 2-part article on the subject. The conditions of preignition ...

Mikuni Fuel Pump (Part 2)

In the December issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the more practical aspects of maintenance, troubleshooting, and failure modes of the pulse type fuel pums used on the 2 stoke engines. December 2017

Mikuni Fuel Pump (Part 1)

In the November issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we look at the theory and operation of the Mikuni pulse type fuel pumps used on the two-stroke engines. This will lay the groundwork for understanding how the fuel pump should be installed and other ...

Electric Power and the Experimental Aircraft

In the October issue of Sport Aviation / Experimenter magazine we explore the realities of electric power in experimental aircraft and a vision for the future. “So what was it, in the model aircraft industry, that converted gas powered motors to collectors items at such ...