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.
Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.
The latest RV prompted quite a buzz. So what exactly is different about this roomy two-seaterand how does it fly? Taking off from the Vans factory in Oregon, Paul Dye samples the new design.
Jack Gonzenbach of Heart of America Aviation LLC is the new North American distributor for CAMit aircraft engines out of Australia. CAMit engines are an off-shoot and updated version of the popular Jabiru LSA engine. And when we say Gonzenbach is the new distributor, we do mean new, as in the last three weeks. Based […]
We were in a rush, the E-Mag booth was full of customers and so we didn’t get to chat up the details, but the main news at E-Mag is they are introducing a 6-cylinder version of their electronic ignition-with-alternator magneto-replacement system. Granted, this is not the freshest news as E-Mag has already announced the new […]
Dennis Hasha, Homebuilder Headquarters Registration Chair told KITPLANES that 1031 homebuilt aircraft had flown in and registered at AirVenture as of noon today. A total of of 2003 show planes (homebuilts, aerobatic, seaplanes, vintage, classic, and ultralights) have registered. There will undoubtedly be a few more homebuilts arriving tonight and tomorrow morning.
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.
The Airplane Factory (TAF) has partnered with Synergy Air to launch the Sling 4 Two-Week Turbo Build Program. Builders will spend several weeks at Synergy Air’s Eugene, Oregon, location and will build a Sling 4 Turbo from a quickbuild kit with training and assistance from Synergy Air’s staff. After the build sessions, the aircraft will […]
Now there’s an even faster way to build a CH 750 Cruzer. In just two weeks, participants in Zenair’s Two-Week Wonder program will complete their aircraft at the Zenair factory in Midland, Ontario, Canada. During the two-weeks, participants will: Finish a partially completed airframe kit. Install a factory-new Continental 0-200 engine with accessories and propeller. […]
Dynon Avionics will have an expanded exhibit at AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The new space in Hangar D features the outdoor Dynon Builder Central tent, where pilots can visit with Dynon’s Builder Central Team for in-person avionics transition training, technical support, and builder advice. The outdoor exhibit also features aircraft built by Dynon Avionics and Advanced […]
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