April 2018



David Atkins Finds The Rotary Formula

ARTICLE DATE: January 1996 Racing and aviation engine development programs have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship ever since pilots discovered the need for more power. Automobile…


In The Beginning, There Was Rotax

THE LONGTIME LEADER IN LOW-POWER AVIATION ENGINES HAS TWO BRAND NEW ENGINES READY TO FIRE UP: THE TURBOCHARGED 914 FOUR-STROKER, AND THE 618 TWO-BANGER ARTICLE…


El Mirage Dry Lake Fly In

FIFTY AIRPLANES IN THE SKY AT ONCE, NO TOWER, NO CONTROLLERS, NO RADIOS, AND A THOUSAND DIFFERENT RUNWAYS? …AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S EL MIRAGE DRY LAKE,…


Build-It-Yourself Gyrocopter

IT WILL NEVER WIN a prize for beauty of design or appearance, but the Bensen Gyro-glider (or the powered Gyro-copter) is a first class flying…




One-Man Rotary Wing Craft

Lots of hard-working, far-sighted folk believe that the development of small, low-cost helicopters or autogiros is an absolute must . . here is a glimpse…