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From the Editor
Ian BrownSee You at AirVenture!
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

In just a few days, many of us will be heading to Oshkosh for our annual aviation extravaganza, EAA AirVenture - though many of us still just call it "Oshkosh". In this issue we have a great article on getting there by air, with contributions by people with lots of experience at handling the arrival for the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. Read more >>
Aviation Highlights
So You Want to Fly in to KOSH for AirVenture?
By Cory Puuri, EAA Membership Development Manager, EAA 1108982

Flying into Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture can seem like a daunting task. Congested airspace, three-up and two-up planes landing on different colored dots on the same runways, busy radio communication lines, limited windows for landing, more ground crew members than you may be used to seeing, restrictive taxiing options, and congested ground conditions...these are just some of the issues you’ll face. Read more >>

Bakeng Deuce Annual Inspection - The Bakeng Deuce, Part 1
By Bill Evans, President - EAA Chapter 266, EAA 794228

In the world of homebuilt aircraft, the annual inspection is that procedure which makes valid the Special Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA). In a sense, meeting that qualification means that you can continue to fly your aircraft. It is also fair to say that your life may depend on it. Typically spring is when annuals are done. As I write this, it is the middle of May. Read more >>

Mercury Mercury Outboard Conversion for an Aircraft, Part 2
By Ted Kiebke, EAA Chapter 1498, EAA 837375

The saga of the Mercury outboard engine conversion to an aircraft engine continues. Last month, I ended with three major problems to confront: the engine cooling system, the propeller rpm, and engine mounting to an Acro Sport aircraft. Read more >>

RV-9 My RV-9A Rebuild Update
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

Regular readers will recall that I have been rebuilding my RV-9A for a while now. Accounting for breaks, it's taken me eight months and counting. Rebuilding a homebuilt after flipping over turns out to be a much bigger job that one might think. Read more >>
Builders' Tip
Builders' Tip Slim Wrench Needed for Engine Bolt
This tip might apply to other occasions, but was specifically necessary to allow correct tightening of the top left engine vibration mount bolt on the O-320 mounted to my RV-9A. The problem is that the pushrod tube on Cylinder 4 is so close to the end of the bolt that there is insufficient clearance without risking damage to the tube. Read more >>


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