Genuinely Interesting How-To Articles and Such

Tooling and Fabrication
Electrical, Instrumentation and Avionics
Aircraft Design and Maintenance
Ground and Flight Testing
The Sportplane Builder by Tony Bingelis - Articles not published in his set of four books
 

Tooling and Fabrication

Subject

Publication

Date

Page

Hydraulic Test Stand

Sport Aviation

April 1990

58

Sheet Metal Contouring

Sport Aviation

March 1991

28

Deep Slot Bender

Sport Aviation

April 1991

28

Spring Clamps

Sport Aviation

April 1991

77

Irwin Deep Slot Bender

Sport Aviation

September 1991

 

Hydraulic Press for Rivets

Sport Aviation

January 1992

 

Metal Wing Jigging and Riveting

Sport Aviation

January 1992

 

Low Cost Glueing Clamp

Sport Aviation

March 1992

78

Plexiglas Canopies

Sport Aviation

April 1992

52

Epoxy Closet Temperature Control

Sport Aviation

April 1992

80

Painting Your Homebuilt (Colors)

Sport Aviation

May 1992

57

Metal Bender

Sport Aviation

September 1992

90

English Wheel

Sport Aviation

March 1993

89

Plans Protector

Sport Aviation

April 1993

80

Auto Avery Riveting Machine

Sport Aviation

July 1993

100

Stainless Fuel Tanks

Sport Aviation

November 1993

86

Close-In Riveting/Dimpling

Sport Aviation

November 1993

96

Welding Guidance

Sport Aviation

February 1994

68

Hot Wire Tool Info

Sport Aviation

July 1994

97

Back Riveting

Sport Aviation

November 1994?

91

Scarf Joints with a Router

Sport Aviation

March 1993

84

Welding

Sport Aviation

September 1995

47

Compound Forming Aluminum

Sport Aviation

November 1995

88

Working in Aluminum

Sport Aviation

January 1996

63

Handling Aluminum Rolls

Sport Aviation

January 1996

100

Aluminum Forming - English Wheel

Sport Aviation

February 1996

105

Radial Cowl From Scratch

Sport Aviation

March 1996

89

Welding Inside Sleeves

Sport Aviation

March 1996

104

The Baby Wheel

Sport Aviation

April 1996

99

Drilling Round Holes

Sport Aviation

June 1990

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Electrical, Instrumentation and Avionics

Subject

Publication

Date

Page

Alternator Tester

Sport Aviation

April 1990

90

Thermocouples

Sport Aviation

July 1990

65

RMI Micro Encoder

Sport Aviation

April 1991

72

Wire Standoffs

Sport Aviation

June 1991

74

Altitude Encoders

Sport Aviation

February 1992

66

Panel Light Dimmer

Sport Aviation

February 1992

76

Electronic Vertical Card Compass

Sport Aviation

March 1992

78

Voltage Regulator

Sport Aviation

June 1992

75

Wire Stripping

Sport Aviation

August 1992

54

Capacitive Fuel Sender

Sport Aviation

November 1992

82

Electrical Systems

Sport Aviation

February 1993

80

Budget Inclinometer

Sport Aviation

March 1993

74

Fuses or Circuit Breakers

Sport Aviation

March 1993

87

Brushes for Aircraft

Sport Aviation

April 1993

62

Wiring Management

Sport Aviation

April 1993

81

Solid State Light Dimming

Sport Aviation

June 1993

50

Battery Voltage

Sport Aviation

June 1993

83

Magneto Switch

Sport Aviation

July 1993

57

Pulse LED Warning

Sport Aviation

July 1993

73

Batteries

Sport Aviation

July 1993

90

Flashing Landing Lights

Sport Aviation

July 1993

101

Charging System

Sport Aviation

September 1993

92

Spiral Wrap

Sport Aviation

November 1993

95

Crowbar Over-Voltage Protection

Sport Aviation

December 1993

68

Electronic Position Indicator

Sport Aviation

December 1993

76

Whelen Night Lighting Stuff

Sport Aviation

December 1993

86

Ignition Battery Manager

Sport Aviation

January 1994

84

Blown Fuse Indicator

Sport Aviation

February 1994

91

Electric Warning Sensor

Sport Aviation

March 1994

92

Failure Mode Effects Analysis

Sport Aviation

June 1994

83

Avionics Master Switches

Sport Aviation

July 1994

80

Master Warning Light

Sport Aviation

July and November 1994

102, 107

Electronic Ignition (Klaus Savier)

Sport Aviation

February 1995

70

Battery Alternatives for Handheld Radios

Sport Aviation

March 1995

30

Annunciator Light Dimming

Sport Aviation

April 1995

92

Control of Exterior Lights

Sport Aviation

May 1995

98

Ignition Battery Management Module

Sport Aviation

August 1995

99

Pulsating Landing Light

Sport Aviation

September 1995

108

Battery Isolators

Sport Aviation

December 1995

87

Stalking EMI

Sport Aviation

April 1996

86

Building Antennas

Kitplanes

September-December 1994

 

Building a m Encoder

Kitplanes

October 1994

78

Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive

Sport Aviation

July 1990

41

 

 

 

 

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Aircraft Design and Maintenance

Subject

Publication

Date

Page

Waco biplane with convertible bed 

Sport Aviation

May 1990

23

NACA Inlets

Sport Aviation

December 1991

 

Corrosion

Sport Aviation

January 1992

 

Wing Strength and Torsional Stiffness

Sport Aviation

July 1992

50

Instrument Panel Layout

Sport Aviation

October 1992

103

Engine Preheater

Sport Aviation

March 1993

53

Fuel Line Design

Sport Aviation

June 1993

96

Fuel Systems

Sport Aviation

January 1994

91

Bendix Avionics Planner

Sport Aviation

March 1994

15

Quadrant Control

Sport Aviation

April 1994

104

More Visible Fuel Level

Sport Aviation

February 1995

101

Low Oil Pressure Indication

Sport Aviation

February 1995

102

Landing Gear Indicator System

Sport Aviation

March 1993

90

Towbar

Sport Aviation

March 1993

91

Fuel System Vapor Lock

Sport Aviation

October 1995

92

Electric Canopy Lock

Sport Aviation

January 1996

100

Steel Tube Aircraft (Corrosion)

Sport Aviation

January 1996

107

Overheating? Consider a Thermostat

Sport Aviation

July 1990

43

Compass Dilemma

Kitplanes

June 1994

97

 

 

 

 

 
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Ground and Flight Testing

Subject

Publication

Date

Page

Structural Testing

Sport Aviation

March 1992

33

Taming the Taildragger

Sport Aviation

April 1992

35

Testing Auto Fuel for Alcohol

Sport Aviation

July 1993

98

 

 

 

 

 
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The Sportplane Builder by Tony Bingelis 
(Articles not published in his set of four books)

Subject

Publication

Date

Page

Leading Prop Edge Clamp

Sport Aviation

July 1963

6

Texas Emeraude (Part 1)

Sport Aviation

August 1969

4

Texas Emeraude Part 2

Sport Aviation

September 1969

14

Aircraft Metal Work

Sport Aviation

January 1972

14

The Designee Corner

Sport Aviation

February 1972

32

The Magnetic Compass

Sport Aviation

May 1972

9

Oshkosh Is For Learning

Sport Aviation

October 1972

51

For The VW Engine Buffs

Sport Aviation

July 1973

43

A Report on the 1973 Oshkosh Safety and Courtesy Inspections

Sport Aviation

November 1973

35

Designees--Tips, Ideas, Guidance

Sport Aviation

December 1973

26

What You Should Know About FAA Inspections

Sport Aviation

April 1974

52

From Sweden...Comments on Motorsailers, Government Regulation, Props, and Exhaust Systems

Sport Aviation

May 1975

60

IFR Certification of Homebuilts

Sport Aviation

July 1975

17

The Annual Recertification Of A Homebuilt

Sport Aviation

September 1975

23

Engines For Pushers

Sport Aviation

July 1976

20

Texas Turner T-40

Sport Aviation

February 1977

23

The Texas Turner T-40 Part Two

Sport Aviation

March 1977

26

The Texas Turner T-40 Part 3

Sport Aviation

April 1977

26

DUM-DUMS (Blunders You May Not Have Committed...Yet)

Sport Aviation

July 1977

12

The VW Aircraft Engine

Sport Aviation

March 1978

17

The VW Aircraft Engine Part II

Sport Aviation

April 1978

19

What VW Engine Users Have To Say...

Sport Aviation

July 1978

15

Aircraft Plywood...How To Use It

Sport Aviation

September 1978

34

Retractable Gear Homebuilts

Sport Aviation

February 1980

22

Gear Retraction Details

Sport Aviation

March 1980

40

Ignition Switches

Sport Aviation

April 1980

55

Tony's Falco...A Progress Report Part I

Sport Aviation

June 1980

20

Tony's Falco...Getting Started

Sport Aviation

July 1980

16

Building One-Piece Cantilever Box Spars Part I

Sport Aviation

December 1980

10

Building One-Piece Cantilever Box Spars Part II

Sport Aviation

January 1981

34

On Making Wing Modifications Part I

Sport Aviation

February 1981

35

On Making Wing Modifications Part II

Sport Aviation

March 1981

19

Homebuilders and Stall/Spin Safety

Sport Aviation

April 1981

47

Tony's Falco...A Progress Report Part II

Sport Aviation

May 1981

12

The Most Popular Amateur-Builts (1953 Through 1979)

Sport Aviation

July 1981

12

Method and Mechanism For Changing The Wing Plan Geometry of Airplanes In Flight (A Design Study)

Sport Aviation

September 1981

55

Tony's Falco...The Turning of the Falco Part III

Sport Aviation

February 1982

52

Maintaining The Older Homebuilt Part 1

Sport Aviation

May 1982

54

Maintaining The Older Homebuilt Part 2

Sport Aviation

June 1982

14

Tony's Falco...A Progress Report Part IV

Sport Aviation

January 1983

37

Clamps and Clamping In General

Sport Aviation

February 1983

30

How To Get Your Homebuilt Certificated...Without A Hassle (Stage 1)

Sport Aviation

April 1983

39

How To Get Your Homebuilt Certificated Without A Hassle...Step 2

Sport Aviation

May 1983

24

A Look At Stall Warning Devices

Sport Aviation

September 1983

20

Coping With The Hangar Situation (What Are Your Options?) Part 1

Sport Aviation

October 1983

52

Coping With The Hangar Situation (The Take-Home Airplane Is Not For Everyone) Part 2

Sport Aviation

November 1983

42

Coping With The Hangar Situation (The Miracle At Kittie Hill) Part 3

Sport Aviation

December 1983

22

Tony's Falco...A Progress Report Part 5

Sport Aviation

April 1984

15

When You Sell Or Buy A Homebuilt

Sport Aviation

November 1984

36

Tony's Falco Flies

Sport Aviation

January 1986

51

Laminating and Bending Wood

Sport Aviation

June 1986

28

A Few Good Measuring Tips

Sport Aviation

July 1986

27

Maintaining Alignment During Construction

Sport Aviation

September 1986

29

An Introduction To Kits

Sport Aviation

March 1987

33

Flush Riveting Tips

Sport Aviation

April 1987

34

Plywood Skinning Part 1

Sport Aviation

May 1987

28

Plywood Skinning Part 2

Sport Aviation

June 1987

29

More Riveting and Skinning Tips

Sport Aviation

July 1987

39

Your Brake Installation

Sport Aviation

October 1987

31

Weatherstripping

Sport Aviation

November 1987

27

How To Make A Mobile Wing Stand

Sport Aviation

December 1987

27

Rivet Gun Notes

Sport Aviation

January 1988

31

Biplane Assembly And Rigging Procedures

Sport Aviation

February 1988

27

Stretch-Forming Plexiglas Parts

Sport Aviation

March 1988

32

After That First Test Flight

Sport Aviation

April 1988

27

Planning Your Instrument Panel

Sport Aviation

May 1988

27

Your Pitot/Static System and Altitude Encoders

Sport Aviation

August 1988

27

Workshop Notes

Sport Aviation

September 1988

27

Using Adhesives

Sport Aviation

October 1988

33

Using Adhesives Part 2

Sport Aviation

November 1988

29

What To Do About Wing Tips?

Sport Aviation

December 1988

27

Flight Testing Homebuilts: Stage One: Making Preparations For Flight Testing

Sport Aviation

January 1989

27

Flight Testing Homebuilts: Stage Two: Making The Initial Flight Test

Sport Aviation

February 1989

27

Flight Testing Homebuilts: Stage Three: Expanding The Flight Envelope

Sport Aviation

March 1989

28

Coping With Drilled Holes

Sport Aviation

April 1989

28

Tony's RV-6 Project...Or Tips For the Metal Aircraft Builder

Sport Aviation

June 1989

30

Sanding And Abrading Tips

Sport Aviation

October 1989

34

Useful Hints (That Can Ease Builder Problems)

Sport Aviation

November 1989

37

Useful Hints (That Can Ease Builder Problems)

Sport Aviation

March 1990

29

Developing Your Electrical System

Sport Aviation

April - June 1990

37, 29, 33

Setting Up Shop

Sport Aviation

July 1990

32

Carving Foam Seats

Sport Aviation

August 1990

28

Painting a Metal Homebuilt

Sport Aviation

September - November 1990

29, 37, 33

Landing Gear Notes

Sport Aviation

February 1991

42

Here Is A Good Ventilation System

Sport Aviation

March 1991

41

Why Not Build A Wood Aircraft?

Sport Aviation

May 1991

71

For Easier Metal Work

Sport Aviation

June 1991

36

Weighing Homebuilts

Sport Aviation

July 1991

80

Keeping Your Building Costs Down

Sport Aviation

September 1991

29

Joints In Aircraft Woodwork

Sport Aviation

October 1991

78

Working With Ready-Made Fiberglass Parts

Sport Aviation

November - December 1991

84, 82

Windshield Trim Work

Sport Aviation

May 1992

70

Coping With Cockpit Noise

Sport Aviation

June 1992

80

Painting Wings The Easy Way

Sport Aviation

July 1992

76

Tips For a Better Paint Job

Sport Aviation

August 1992

82

Drag Reduction Possibilities

Sport Aviation

September 1992

72

What You Should Know About Canopies

Sport Aviation

October 1992

112

About That Instrument Panel

Sport Aviation

November 1992

85

Metal Working Tips For First Time Builders

Sport Aviation

January - February 1993

66, 65

"I'd Like To Build Something Someday, But..."

Sport Aviation

March 1993

27

Is That Project Right For You?

Sport Aviation

April 1993

69

Metal Spar Assembly Tips

Sport Aviation

May 1993

66

If You Fly In...

Sport Aviation

July 1993

82

Control System Savvy

Sport Aviation

September 1993

82

Building Sequence.Does It Matter?

Sport Aviation

November 1993

69

Equipped For Night Flying?

Sport Aviation

December 1993

81

Ventilation Options For Your Homebuilt

Sport Aviation

January 1994

72

Making Wood Wing Ribs

Sport Aviation

February 1994

79

Anchor Nuts...Why? Where? How?

Sport Aviation

March 1994

72

Drills and Drilling

Sport Aviation

April 1994

94

Electrical Grounding

Sport Aviation

May 1994

88

Rigging and Trimming

Sport Aviation

July - Auguast 1994

111, 98

Safety Wiring And Other Precautions

Sport Aviation

September 1994

76

Before It Goes To The Airport

Sport Aviation

October 1994

86

Jacking Aircraft Safely

Sport Aviation

November 1994

74

Painting Your Homebuilt - Lessons Learned 
and Relearned

Sport Aviation

December 1994 - January 1995 (?)

74, 68

Aircraft Wiring...Where Do You Begin?

Sport Aviation

March 1995

71

Why Tolerate Radio Noise?

Sport Aviation

April 1995

73

Those Amazing Spark Plugs

Sport Aviation

May 1995

68

Workshop Observations and Tips

Sport Aviation

June 1995

69

Installing A Canopy Window...Why and How

Sport Aviation

July 1995

74

Coping With In Flight Emergencies

Sport Aviation

August 1995

77

Good Sense Engine Operations

Sport Aviation

September 1995

81

Rust Protection

Sport Aviation

October 1995

86

How's Your Tire Care?

Sport Aviation

November 1995

80

Modifications...Good Or Bad?

Sport Aviation

December 1995

76

Wood Wings

Sport Aviation

January 1996

75

Before You Try Your Hand At Fiberglass

Sport Aviation

February 1996

83

Swinging The Compass

Sport Aviation

March 1996

72

A Special Tools Cache

Sport Aviation

April 1996

74

About Building Wood Fuselages

Sport Aviation

May 1996

73

There Is A Modus Operandi for Everything

Sport Aviation

June 1996

78

Making Your Instrument Panel

Sport Aviation

July 1996

74

Builders Never Had It So Good

Sport Aviation

August 1996

74

Aircraft Woodwork Basics

Sport Aviation

September 1996

75

Cowling Installation Notes

Sport Aviation

October 1996

86

A Few Engine Compartment Notes

Sport Aviation

November 1996

77

Control Surface Balancing In Homebuilts

Sport Aviation

December 1996

76

 

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 Wind Tunnel by Barnaby Wainfan

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Publication

Date

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Kitplanes

August 1994

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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