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Metal Magic: Learning To Love the Step Drill
KITPLANES editor at large Paul Dye explains the best times to use the so-called step drill (also called a UniBit) for drilling larger holes in aluminum. This is one of those tools that will save you time and effort in your aircraft build.
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Everglades Airpark, Everglades City, FL
"A Small Fishing village on the Gulf Coast, Airboat Rides, Great Seafood restaurants, Fantastic Salt water fishing!" - Submitted by Dave
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Formation Days
13 RVs met in Trento to do some formation flights and RV talk.
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Banyan Pilot Shop, Fort Lauderdale, FL
"Located on Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). Banyan Pilot Shop is a one-of-a-kind pilot shop and a must-see destination when in South Florida. Our 5,000 plus square foot showroom is the largest in the world and is packed with the latest electronics, headsets, bags, drones, flight simulator controls and software. Come test your flying skills on any of our four full featured flight simulators - two are installed in the cockpit of a Gulfstream II corporate jet fuselage!" - Submitted by Nancy Bouvier
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RV-8 Build. Ep 056. Fuel Tanks 03
In this episode, I continue marching along to the beat of the plans. Lots of attaching, final size drilling, and countersinking. And, since I needed to interact with the leading edges to make room for tank rib attachment, I drilled some owed holes while I was there.
That Hippie Pilot
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Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo, CO
"The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum is a combination of the Weisbrod Museum and the International B-24 Memorial Museum, designed to honor the men and women who served during World War II." - Submitted by Jeff Miller
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New Aviation Event - 11th Annual Deaths Door BBQ, Washington Island, WI
BBQ contest. BBQ vendors, local and non-local vendors, music, children's games, ice cream and other refreshments. Free admission and parking.
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New Aviation Event - 17th Annual Smithville - 84R - FlyIN, Smithville, TX
Fun Family event for Pilots and Public!. Helicopter Rides! C.A.F. Aircraft Rides! Military Static Displays. GA Aircraft of all types. Candy Drop for the kids! ChickFilA and Bubbys BBQ 10AM-2PM
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Rare Warbird Fighter Formations + More! Tuesday Warbirds Show - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
The warbirds segment during the Tuesday airshow at EAA AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh, WI.
RV Aircraft News Stories
Radial RV-8R: A Poor Man's Hellcat
We were thrilled to congratulate Brian Kelly, EAA 578554, whose unique RV-8R made a successful first flight January 12 at the Spruce Creek airpark in Florida. The airplane, which Kelly calls a “poor man’s Hellcat,” bears a Navy paint scheme and is powered by a Rotec R-3600 radial engine.
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Grosse Ile Municipal Airport, Detroit/Grosse Ile, MI
"On island in the Detroit river, south of Detroit, nice scenery of river and boats plus the Detroit skyline." - Submitted by Dakota
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Early Morning RV-8 Flight
Vans RV-8 Local Flight - May 2023
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Luray Caverns Airport, Luray, VA
"Free ground transportation to Luray Caverns, auto display, and restaurant. The Luray Caverns Airport is a public use, general aviation airport operated under the supervision of the Luray-Page County Airport Authority. Located two (2) miles west of the Town of Luray on Airport Road, it has a 3,126 X 75 foot runway." - Submitted by BOBKARMY
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RV-8 Build. Ep 054. Fuel Tanks 01
In this episode, I begin the long-awaited fuel tank build. And, I'm immediately met with frustration as I try to rivet six simple plate nuts in a very tight space.
That Hippie Pilot
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Champaign Aviation Museum, Urbana, OH
"Located at Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio. The Museum's purpose is to restore and preserve aircraft specifically but not limited to the aircraft of World War II. It is also the intent of the Museum to operate these aircraft for static and flying displays. Stop in for a visit! Exciting times are ahead! New events and activities are coming up for the museum and our B17 project! Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday Tour groups or for other times, please call the museum for information. 937-652-4710 Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome in assisting efforts in the restoration rebuild of the B-17 project and maintenance of the facility. Champaign Aviation Museum is located on Grimes Field as well as the Grimes Flying Lab the Airport Cafe! What a great way to spend a Saturday checking out history! Fly in or drive in!" - Submitted by Pearl
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New Aviation Event - Super Breakfast with EAA Chapter 165, North Little Rock, AR
The biggest aviation breakfast in Arkansas. 8:00 till 10:00 in the EAA hangar which is air conditioned. All you can eat, great lip smacking food from our big buffet bar. $10. donation appreciated, kids half price. Please come and display your plane, classic car or motorcycle. Enter by gate 20, off Remount Road. Bring mama and the kids.

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