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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
 

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Notes from the editor
16
Aviation (Exhibitions)
Build this light for close-up photos
24
Photography (Light and lighting)
One island's airport: ideology may move heaven. but bulldozers move earth
28
Airports (Grenada), Technical assistance (Grenada)
Great gifts to make and give for Christmas
30
Christmas projects
Troubleshooting with an oscilloscope
35
Automobile engines (Ignition), Oscilloscopes
Secrets of towing with your compact car
102
Towing
Tune in on tomorrow's television
106
Television equipment, Television receivers
Build the $900 PM airplane anyone can fly
110
Airplanes, Home-built
Driving the 1982 Toyota Celicas
113
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Day the Goose flew
114
Howard Hughes (American airline, aircraft and motion picture executive.); 1905-1976, Seaplanes

Build this solar water heater and lower your fuel bill
64
Solar water heaters
PM builds Heathkit's portable power system
70
Electric generators
Emergency-powered ham radio
71
Ham radio (Equipment)
New floor may save your life in air crash
75
Airplanes, Light (Floors)
Getting personal
76
Computers
Space water treatment
78
Space vehicles (Water supply)
PM looks at winch powered by chain saw
83
Saws and sawing, Winches
Build PM's power meter and stylus timer
85
Sound measurement, Timing devices
Riding Honda's CX500 Turbo
90
Motorcycle engines (Superchargers), Motorcycles (Rating)
Finally, the @Buck Rogers' weapon
97
Guided missiles (Defenses), Space flight (Military use), Weapons
How to master fine wood joinery
118
Joints (Carpentry)
5 shop-storage ideas from PM's master craftsmen
122
Storage in the home, Workshops
Lumber rack
123
Shelves and racks
Wall cabinet
124
Cabinets (Furniture)
Open toolbox; Tin-can bins; Cutter rack
124
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Build the PM craftsman's workbench
126
Workbenches
2 classic toolboxes you can duplicate
128
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Ripsaw H. Wicks
159
Saws and sawing
VIC 20: a new inexpensive home computer
166
Computers (Home use)
Goose flies again . . . and again!
174
Airplane models

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