Glad that you found that (or anything I have written) useful Craig.
The "Build it Better" series was something I did in Kitplanes back before I became the editor. It grew out of a presentation I did (and still do) called "Lessons from Mission Control" - things that transfer organically throughout aviation and aerospace that can help builders and pilots of experimental as they progress through this avocation.
A year or two ago, Belvoir, the owner and publisher of Kitplanes wanted to put together a premium for new subscribers, and we diced to pull together the entire series of articles into a booklet. It has all of the photos and original illustrations by cartoonist Robrucha that were used in the original magazine, and you don't have to page through your old back issues, or search the archives.
The only catch is that the booklet isn't for sale - it is only available as a premium for new subscribers. However - and this is the good news for current subscribers - it is available as a pdf download if you already have an active subscription! That way, you can download it to your computer or tablet and have it to read any time you want. Makes it harder to put it on the wall of the shop and use it as a dartboard though.....
You can find it here
if you'd like to read it.
People have told me for years that I need to write a book (and the truth is, I am....very slowly....). Well here's a sort of book for those interested.
Paul F. Dye
Editor in Chief - KITPLANES Magazine
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RV-3B - N13PL - "Tsamsiyu"
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