VOL. 58, NO. 11
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Restoring Red Lady Sparky Barnes Sargent After 46 years of marriage, Gilbert and Barbara Pierce of Germantown, Tennessee, know how to work together– from home projects to gardening to restoring an award-winning airplane. 26
36 A Legendary Journey
From a warbird to a homebuilt hot rod
“The Legend has flown squawk-free all year.
It’s fast, fun, and aerobatic, and after eight
years, the journey has been a worthwhile
44 Preserving the Past,
Ross Mahon resurrects the Wickham B
A twin-engine homebuilt? This I had to see.
Tucked in the back row was an airplane that
reminded me of a Shrike Commander that
had been left in the clothes dryer too long
52 Tail-First Types
Canard design considerations
When properly designed and built, the
canard configuration can provide stall
departure resistance. This can be a
challenge and should not be taken lightly
by the aircraft designer.
60 Van’s RV 12
Here they come!
With S-LSA approval fresh in hand, Van’s
Aircraft’s RV- 12 was the object of much
attention during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2009. To date more than 250 kits have
been purchased. Here’s the story of the
first E-LSA model completed.