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Modified profiles for the BD-5 wing which will improve low-speed operation.
Correction E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Mar 1995 pg. 11

Joined wing. A new type of tandem wing yields higher performance.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Mar 1983 (v.10#3) pg. 21

Wingtip picks. An introduction to the variety of wingtip designs and their respective functions.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Sep 1984 (v.11#9) pg. 52

Wood rib construction. A step-by-step, detail workshop for wing ribs from the EAA professionals.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Dec 1984 (v.11#12) pg. 45

Throw yourself a curve. Choosing the right airfoil for your homebuilt aircraft. Looks at stall, camber, thickness, and Reynolds numbers.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT May 1985 (v.12#5) pg. 24

Designing your wings. Using a microcomputer design program for airfoil structural calculations can aid in fast and accurate answers to the stress and strain limits of your wings.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jul 1985 (v.12#7) pg. 56

The leading edge of composites. An easier way to form leading edges and tips for wood-and-fabric wings is by using composite materials.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT May 1986 (v.13#5) pg. 45

Vortex generators. Theory and installation advice.
KITPLANES Sep 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 34

D-tube wing construction technique is described and illustrated.
KITPLANES Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 70

How flaps work. A look at various designs which serve to delay the turbulent separation of air from an airfoil (wing).
KITPLANES Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 54

Wind tunnels. Part 2. Design of a closed-circuit or closed-return tunnel.
KITPLANES Nov 1995 (v.12#11) pg. 58

How a wing works. Wings push air down. How well they do it determines efficiency.
KITPLANES Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 26

Leading-edge devices (slats, slots, flaps, fences, and spoilers) used to optimize takeoff and landing performance are explained.
KITPLANES May 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 42
Added Info KITPLANES Jul 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 2

Fixing the problems. Some aerodynamic problems can be solved after the airframe is finished. Advice on the use of vortex generators, "bug" tape, leading-edge spoilers, etc.
KITPLANES Sep 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 50

Low aspect ratio wings. Part 1.
KITPLANES Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 6

Low aspect ratio wings. Part 2.
KITPLANES Nov 1996 (v.13#11) pg. 6

Wind tunnels. Part 2. Design of a closed-circuit or closed-return tunnel.
KITPLANES Dec 1996 (v.13#12) pg. 4

Optimizing wings for slow flight and cruise. Part 2. Leading-edge cuffs and flaps.
KITPLANES Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 30

Optimizing wings for slow flight and cruise. Part 3. How leading edge devices work and how the stall occurs.
KITPLANES Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 56

The role of a turbulator on an airfoil is explained. A turbulator is akin to the dimples on a golf ball.
KITPLANES Mar 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 6

A tale of tails. There is more to aircraft tail design that might be apparent. A look at stability, location, control, airfoils, mechanical design, trim, and flutter.
KITPLANES Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 98

Airborne vortices pose interesting problems (and solutions) for aircraft designers. A look at wingtip vortices, vortex generators, etc.
KITPLANES Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 68

The aerodynamics of an airfoil stall.
KITPLANES Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 82

Determining wing size when designing aircraft.
KITPLANES Aug 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 66

Wing ding repair basics. Tips on repairing a dented metal wingtip using a mallet, drill, rivets and body filler (Bondo). Includes guidelines from Cessna on wing damage, limits of repairability, and leading edge repairs.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1988 (v.10#7) pg. 8

Various ways of repairing wing spar damage in I-beam type spars as depicted in the Cessna 100-Series shop manual.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1988 (v.10#8) pg. 17

How to install replacement wingtips. How to remove the old tips, drill out rusted screws, fit the new tips, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1990 (v.12#10) pg. 12

Replacing Cessna flap rollers.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1994 (v.16#7) pg. 16

Cessna tail repairs. How to remove and repair a horizontal stabilizer plagued with crushed leading edge ribs and skin cracks.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1995 (v.17#12) pg. 13

How the new homebuilt ultralights take shape. What is available in kits and plans. Information on how foam wings are fabricated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 80

Eagle I. The ultimate airfoil for sport aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1983 (v.32#8) pg. 32

Design your own airfoil. Text of a seminar presented at Oshkosh '83.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1984 (v.33#1) pg. 62

Wingtip design.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1984 (v.33#3) pg. 40

Is a horizontal tail necessary? Part 1. Beginning a digest of the elementary and basic functions of a tail. Pitch stability.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1984 (v.33#4) pg. 27

Is a horizontal tail necessary? Part 2. Pitch stability (continued).
SPORT AVIATION May 1984 (v.33#5) pg. 49

Is a horizontal tail necessary? Part 3. Lifting tails, one-piece tails and servos.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1984 (v.33#6) pg. 38

Is a horizontal tail necessary? Part 4. Pitch stability further examined.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1984 (v.33#7) pg. 39

Is a horizontal tail necessary? Part 5. Tailless aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1984 (v.33#8) pg. 38

Is a horizontal tail necessary. Part 6. Pitch and roll retrospect.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1984 (v.33#9) pg. 24

Is a horizontal tail necessary? Part 7. More on tandems.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1984 (v.33#11) pg. 46

Computer-drawn full-size airfoils. Includes a BASIC program.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1985 (v.34#3) pg. 46

How to construct a scarf joint repair to a wood wing spar.
SPORT AVIATION May 1985 (v.34#5) pg. 60

Bending leading edge aluminum. Several techniques are viewed, including a simple vacuum system consisting of plastic garbage bags and an ordinary vacuum cleaner.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1986 (v.35#4) pg. 61

Constructing better leading edges and wingtips on conventional wood-and-fabric wings by using composite materials and techniques.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1986 (v.35#8) pg. 63

Wing incidence tool is used to check the incidence, wash-in or wash-out of an airplane's wing.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1987 (v.36#1) pg. 60

Cockpit classroom. Wing design and stall characteristics. How the shape of the airfoil will control or affect stalls and recoveries.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1987 (v.36#2) pg. 34

Tip on fabricating and attaching a stall strip to an airplane wing.
SPORT AVIATION May 1987 (v.36#5) pg. 59

How to make a mobile wing stand to store wings when they are off the aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1987 (v.36#12) pg. 27

No moving parts. The circulation control airfoil and the fluidic propeller. Changing the coefficient of lift by blowing small quantities of air out of slots.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1988 (v.37#3) pg. 27

Improved airfoils for low Reynolds number applications.
SPORT AVIATION May 1988 (v.37#5) pg. 58

Plywood steamer. Homebuilt steamer is used for bending 3/32" aircraft plywood skins for the leading edge of a wing.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1988 (v.37#8) pg. 42

High aspect ratio wings for formula one racers.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1988 (v.37#9) pg. 33

Characteristics and performance of a typical Wortmann airfoil are compared with a comparable NACA airfoil and with a GA airfoil.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1988 (v.37#11) pg. 39

Wing tips. Looks at design, construction, purpose, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1988 (v.37#12) pg. 27

Technique for bending and holding the metal leading edge skins of an aircraft wing during installation.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1989 (v.38#6) pg. 60

Jig for drilling accurate holes through aircraft wing spars so that they enter and exit at the exact location required.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1989 (v.38#7) pg. 38

Center section rebuilding fixture. Jig built from plumbing pipe and angle iron is used to hold the center section of a wing so that it can be easily rotated for repair.
SPORT AVIATION May 1990 (v.39#5) pg. 48

Using a router table to cut PVC foam ribs. A Masonite template is attached to the foam and a simple guide pin traces the outline as the foam is fed into the router bit.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.40#3) pg. 67

Wing leading edge stats. A comparison of fixed vs. retractable.
SPORT AVIATION May 1991 (v.40#5) pg. 52

General aviation airfoil selection advice excerpted from a new book.
SPORT AVIATION May 1991 (v.40#5) pg. 64

Composite beam (wing spar) design using a computer spreadsheet program.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1991 (v.40#7) pg. 61
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Jan 1992 (v.41#1) pg. 95

Clamping system for wooden ribs being fabricated in a jig.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1991 (v.40#9) pg. 64

Wing design. Pros and cons of twist in wing design.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1991 (v.40#11) pg. 53

Metal wing jigging and riveting. Some tips.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1992 (v.41#1) pg. 94

Why that airfoil? A guide to airfoil selection includes a chart comparing 32 different patterns.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1992 (v.41#2) pg. 71

Structural testing of homebuilts. Why and how to perform load testing of composite aircraft wings and interpret the results.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1992 (v.41#3) pg. 33

Wing turning jig makes rib stitching, applying finishing tapes, and sanding or painting a one-person job.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1992 (v.41#6) pg. 88

Wing strength and its torsional stiffness. What can be learned about aircraft design by testing a wing all the way to destruction.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1992 (v.41#7) pg. 50

How to draw an airfoil using the coordinates from a catalog of airfoil tables. This method uses the direct combination of coordinates method which overcomes an error in the original NACA method.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1992 (v.41#12) pg. 78

Metal spar assembly tips for the RV-4 and RV-6 aircraft. Adapting a small arbor press to function as a rivet squeezer for large rivets.
SPORT AVIATION May 1993 (v.42#5) pg. 66

Making wood wing ribs. Includes information on a simple cap strip bending block, cap strip soaker, building a rib jig, rib joint options, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1994 (v.43#2) pg. 79

Improving the fit between ribs and trailing edge on a wood wing airplane before covering with fabric.
SPORT AVIATION May 1995 (v.44#5) pg. 96

Wood wings. An introduction to the use of wood construction for aircraft wings.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1996 (v.45#1) pg. 75

Jig for accurately drilling the holes for drag and anti-drag wires in the wood wing of an Acro Sport II.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1998 (v.47#3) pg. 96

Tips on applying plywood leading edges to wooden wings.
SPORT AVIATION May 1998 (v.47#5) pg. 108

Hi-tech jig for assembling wooden ribs is made from acrylic plastic to which the adhesives will not bond.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1999 (v.48#6) pg. 113