La Zoom!

Jeff LaVelle ushers out the first 25 years of Sport class racing and the Reno era at 400 mph.

Building the 750SD XTREME: Part 6

Part 6: Weight gain planning.

Love and Hate

Mistakes were made. (And fixed.)

Fly Cutting a Cove With a Boring Head

Fly cutting is a great way to put a “finish” on a flat and true face. The sweeping tool marks are not only instantly...

Wedge Issue

Making a jig to countersink an AEX wedge.

Homemade Open-End Wrench

Anyone who knows me is familiar with my love of homemade tools. It comes from my dad. He was a blacksmith in my youth,...

Those Rivet Holes

In a prior Plane and Simple article (“Debunking Deburring,” March 2023), we discussed the importance of removing the burrs created by drilling holes in...

Terms of the Trade

I’ve been a teacher most of my life, but my first paid gig in 1967 was teaching avionics (aviation electronics) at a community college...

In Case You Missed it

Out-of-Date Hoses

As the fleet ages, many owners and builders forget to check the date codes...

AeroConversions AeroVee Turns 20

The peoples’ engine still fills a niche.

Editor’s Log

Well, hello there!

The Art of Assembly

The day will come when all of your engine’s parts come home from their...