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Oil Analysis for your Homebuilt Aircraft Engine - HomebuiltHELP
Obtaining periodic reports on the health of your engine by way of an inexpensive oil analysis is a great way to maintain the value of your investment. It is a simple procedure that every aircraft owner can do and provides an objective method to convey the health of your engine to a prospective buyer.
Stopping Corrosion in Metal Aircraft - HomebuiltHELP
A brief introduction to Fluid Thin Film coatings such as ACF-50 and CorrosionX and how they work in protecting metal aircraft from corrosion.

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Sporty's Avation Tips: Aircraft Engine TLC - Sporty's Pilot Shop
Some really important tips on Aircraft Engine care and maintenance.
Aviators Season 3 - Giving the Venerable DC-3 New Life - TheAviatorsTV
A preview of season three of The Aviators which airs across the US on PBS, in Canada on Travel+Escape and overseas on Discovery as well as online on iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon.
Flying the Skyhawk to the Shop | ATC Audio - MrAviation101
MrAviation101 takes his Cessna 172 to a shop to get a deep engine assessment and an annual.
Van's Aircraft RV-9A - Installing the Landing Gear - Part 5 - FunPlacesToFly.com
Here's one of the tires, mounted on the left gear leg. I used a large crescent wrench that I bought from Lowes Home and Aircraft Supply to tighten the VA-106 wheel nut on the axle. I tightened the wheel nut to the point that the wheel wouldn't rotate easily on the axle, just to seat the rim and bearings in place. Then I backed the nut off a little, just enough to allow the tire to rotate on the axle without any notable friction.
Vans RV - Mounting the Main Tires on the Rims - FunPlacesToFly.com
Time to put the tires on the rims on a RV-9A from Van's Aircraft. Here's all parts and tools, plus some dishwashing liquid and baby powder.
Van's Aircraft RV-9A - Installing the Landing Gear - Part 1 - FunPlacesToFly.com
I'm building an RV-9A from Van's Aircraft. It's what aircraft builders call a 'slow-build', meaning that everything comes delivered in kit form and I have assembly it. Some kits have pre-assembled sections like the fuselage or wings, but I chose to build everything myself (it's a lot cheaper that way).
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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