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September 2023
What’s inside…

8 Featured Plane 
Trailblazing Archer II Comes Back to Life 
By Dan Brownell 

14 Avionics 
Custom Panels: Superior Aircraft Components 
By Bob Hart 

20 Sky Talk 
Flying Uninsured 
By Scott “Sky” Smith 

22 Ceramic Coat Your Airplane: 
Add Beauty, Protection, and Easy Clean-Up 
By Mike Jones 

34 Cylinder Baffling & Keeping Your Engine Cool 
By Bill Ross

38 Ensuring a Lien Release Is FAA-Approved 
A Critical First Step in an Airplane Purchase 
By Jim Curns 

44 Industry News

46 Hangar Tip  
Correcting Headset Mistakes

Member Activity 
40 Member Q&A 

6 From the Editor 
45 Advertising Index 

On the Cover 
Photo of J.D. Killion and Emma Graves’ 1976 Archer II by Emma Graves