Who doesn't like a happy face? Apparently not many, and that makes this Cubcrafters Sport Cub photo by Drew Seguin of Mason, Michigan the winner of the KITPLANES Best of Intake Plugs Photo Contest winner. Drew writes that he took "one look and it was clear what the intake plug needed to be."
Congratulations, Drew! Look for your Aircraft Spruce gift certificate in the mail soon.
Our next contest is about camping with your homebuilt. Whether you've camped under the wing of your airplane at Oshkosh or on a sand bar in Alaska while competing for salmon with a grizzly bear, we want you to send us the photos. We'll pick the best submissions and let our readers vote for the winner who will get a $25 gift certificate from Aircraft Spruce. Upload your photo here.
For this month, we'd like to see what homebuilders use to keep dirt - and critters - out of their intakes and pitot tubes when they are not flying. Many of us use boring red flags and pieces of foam, but it's not uncommon to see something a bit more "playful" on the ramp at a local or regional fly-in. Send in your pictures - we'll pick our top favorites and throw them back out for a community vote!
As all of our photographers know, sunset it a magic time to take pictures - and when you combine sunset with an airplane, well - the results can be spectacular! This month's "Best of..." contest saw a large number of great pictures submitted, and it was tough to choose only four to vote on - but our readers have spoken, and the winner by a large margin is shown here. Submitted by Pat Dulaney, it was taken during a practice for the California Capitol Airshow in 2014. Pat will be receiving this month;s $25 gift certificate from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty - congratulations Pat!
For this coming month, we'd like to know see what homebuilders use to keep dirt - and critters - out of their intakes and pitot tubes when they are not flying. While many of us use boring red flags and pieces of foam, it is not uncommon to see something a bit more "playful" when perusing the ramp at a local or regional fly-in. Send in your pictures - we'll pick our top favorites and throw them back out for a community vote! Come on folks - Intake plugs - let's see the Best!
The votes are in, and Lou Kitz of Darrington, WA will take away a $25 Gift Card from Aircraft Spruce for all the work he put in to his beautiful wiring job. Asked how he achieved his winning winning wiring, he responded "This is the wiring I did in the seat pan of N87RH - a Glasair III I helped Ron Hoelting build, where we joined the wing and fuselage wiring. Also visible is the wiring in the center console. Hydraulic tubing below and the antenna, Main power, and system wiring suspended above and kept separate from each other." A fine example for all of us still stringing wires in our project!
Next Best of... Your homebuilt with a sunset
For our next "Best Of....", let's head to the artistic side of the homebuilt movement - the one where we get to enjoy our creations in the real world. Send us the best picture of your homebuilt aircraft with a Sunset - it might be over the mountains, sitting in a beautiful runway campground, or in front of a concrete jungle - airplanes and sunsets just go so well together! Fame, glory and a $25 Gift Card from Aircraft Spruce are on the line!
For this month's "Best Of...." Kitplanes photo contest, we asked builders to send in their best experimental aircraft wiring photo. The editorial staff has sorted through the entries and picked the three that we thought best represented good technique and practice - now it is your chance to vote! Take a quick cruise over to the website and choose the one that you think is best.