New light turboprop engines are coming to Experimental & Amateur-Built aviation. By Amy Laboda.
Electric Light Sport Aircraft are few and far between, owing primarily to the heavy batteries eating into LSA weight restrictions. The Alternair Amp is poised to change all that. By Dean Sigler.
Throttling back to enjoy the Florida scenery, Marc Cook is reminded of the reasons he first fell in love with flying as he pilots the new Lockwood Super Drifter.
Simplicity is key in a good fuel system, but theres a lot to consider when creating even an uncomplicated setup, from primers to sniffle valves to gascolators. By Dave Prizio.
Any day that starts in a Cub is a good day! This morning we had the chance to do a sunrise flight in the new Carbon Cub EX2, back to back with the original Carbon Cub EX. The changes are in the wing – or more accurately, in the flaps and ailerons. With airfoil-shaped ailerons […]
Day 3 of the annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in dawned with ominous dark clouds on the western horizon. Kitplanes got in a couple of quick flights in the new Just Aircraft SuperSTOL XL – a stretched SuperSTOL with a 180 HP UL Power engine – before raindrops hit the field and slowed things down for […]
Every once in a while you happen onto something actually NEW at SNF, not just improved. So it was today when I met Mark Spencer of Avilution at the Zenair display. Mark and his buddy, Tad, were standing next to a recently- completed CH750 STOL which happened to be theirs. But what really caught […]
Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. By Paul Dye.
With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.
When Don Caskey recognized that a passel of his neighbors had built and were flying Mustang IIs, he got the bug and constructed a custom-made version of his own. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Progressive Aerodyne has a new version of its kitbuilt amphibian, the SeaRey LSX, and the updates to the design live up to high expectations. By Ed Wischmeyer.
Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.
The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.
When Stan Peternels Blue Mountain EFIS proved unreliable, he decided to bite the bullet and invest in a Dynon SkyView system. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the numerous challenges of the retrofit.
JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.
At its heart, the PMA5000EX is a four-place stereo intercom in an audio panel that supports two each of coms, navs, switching aux inputs, music inputs plus having five unswitched aux inputs and a front-panel input for a music source or cell. By Marc Cook.
LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinders award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.
Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircrafts strong, tough and fun Highlander.
Changing with the times, Zenith Aircraft has introduced an improved version of a design that debuted some 20 years ago. With a larger payload, more robust landing gear and greater visibility among other features, the CH 750 is tailored for todays sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.
Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.
Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.
This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.
Garmin will provide free software upgrades for Garmin Mode S transponders used in Experimental aircraft at Sun-N-Fun. Just bring your GTX23ES, GTX330, or GTX330ES transponder to the Garmin booth at the northeast corner of the North Hangar building (Hangar D) and they will install V7.04 software into your transponder while you wait. It only takes […]
AvMap, an Italian manufacturer of avionics, has introduced EngiBOX, an engine monitor designed specifically for Rotax aircraft engines. Fitting in a standard 3 1/8-inch panel hole, and weighing only 8.8 ounces, EngiBOX displays: exhaust gas temperature, revolutions per minute, manifold pressure, oil pressure, oil/air temperature, and cylinder head temperature/coolant temperature. All engine parameters are updated […]
E-MAG Ignitions of Azle, Texas, the makers of the P-Mag electronic ignition, announced that they are close to releasing their long awaited six cylinder E-MAG ignition (starting in June). This date is close enough that, for the first time, they are ready to start accepting customer deposits of $200 per ignition. Despite numerous offers over […]
Gear-Up Touch And Go
Forums and blogs are buzzing about video of a remarkable touch and go that, based on everything we can determine, happened at Aero Acres Air Park,...
WingX Pro7 For Android Announced
WingX Pro7, the popular EFB app for iPads and iPhones, will be available for Android in the coming weeks, Hilton Software LLC announced at the Sun...
Redbird Students Complete "One Week Ready To Solo"
All three students taking part in Redbird Flight Simulations' One Week Ready To Solo campaign at Sun 'n Fun are slated to fly their supervised solo...
NTSB Opens Accident Docket For 2013 Alaska Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board opened the accident docket Friday for the Nov. 29, 2013, crash of a Cessna 208B near St. Mary's, Alaska....
X-47B Completes First UAS Aerial Refueling
The X-47B unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated the first-ever fully autonomous aerial re-fueling on Wednesday, Northrop Grumman has...
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