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Still Young at 35

Van’s RV-4 is still going strong. By Paul Dye.

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Super Cub Kit Comparison

Super Cub Kit Comparison

Super Cubs are beloved by many a backcountry adventurer, and several kits offer options to meet the demand of builders interested in these sturdy workhorses. By Dave Prizio.

Legacy Act

Legacy Act

Marc Cook takes a close look at Erik Larson’s Legacy and finds out why Lancair’s rework of its seminal 200-235-320-360 design is as swoon-worthy as its predecessors.

Higher, Faster, Stronger

Higher, Faster, Stronger

Glasair’s decision to turbocharge its Sportsman model opened up the door to additional design considerations and refinements. But getting to the desired performance has proved challenging. By Marc Cook.

Kitplanes Flies the Diesel Sportsman!

Glasair_Sportsman-Diesel-in-flightKitplanes Contributor David Prizio, and Editor in Chief Paul Dye, were the first journalists to fly the new Diesel Sportsman from Glasair. The aircraft, a carbon version constructed specifically to test the new engine from Continental Motors – was flown at the Glasair factory in Arlington, Washington, and exhibited performance, fit, and finish far superior […]

BERINGER Introduces New 4″ Mains

Beringer-wheel-4-inch-with-brakeBERINGER Wheels & Brakes recently announced its new 4″ main wheel and brake for light aircraft weighing up to 770 pounds. Cut from solid aluminum billet on precision CNC machinery and carrying Beringer’s signature bright red anodized finish, these new wheels and hydraulic brakes are introduced as the lightest ever available in their size, strength, […]

Kitplanes Flies the New Rotax 912 iS Sport

Rotax 912 iS SportIn April 2014, Kitplanes announced the new 914 iS, specifically tailored for the U.S. market. At the company's Wels, Austria headquarters, Kitplanes took a brief flight demo in an aircraft equipped with the new engine.

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Sling Goes Big

Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. By Paul Dye.

It’s a Cub Thing

With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters’ Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.

Flight Review: Mustang II

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.

SeaRey LSX Amphibian

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.

Free Flight: The soul of the machine.

Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.

Kitfox with a Rotec

The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.

SkyView to the Rescue

When Stan Peternel’s 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.

Product Review: J.P. Instruments EDM-740

JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.

Product Review: PS Engineering PMA5000EX

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.

Flight Review: Horse Perennial

LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinder’s award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.

Flight Review: Mission Ready

Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircraft’s strong, tough and fun Highlander.

Zenith STOL CH 750

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 today’s sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.

A Witch’s Brew

Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.

Aero ’Lectrics

Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.

Calculating Weight and Balance

This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.

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A United Airlines Boeing 777 bound for Guam from Honolulu made a safe emergency landing on the former U.S. Army Air Force runway on Midway Island...

Amazon Petitions FAA to Permit Drone Testing
On July 9, 2014, Amazon Prime Air petitioned the FAA for an exemption to allow private research and development flight testing of small unmanned...

Flying Motorcycle Deliveries to Start in 2016
The PAL-V ONE, a roadable gyrocopter or flying motorcycle--take your pick--has announced that it will make its first deliveries in 2016.

FAA to Begin Evaluation of Unleaded Avgas
The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI)....

Banner Tow Sign Hits Parasail
Two brothers riding in a parasail at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina got a different flight than they expected when the banner being towed by an...

New This Week
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ERAU ATP Gets FAA OK
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University said this week it has become the first training provider in the country to receive approval from the FAA for...

Boeing Closes $56 Billion Order for 777X
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FAA: ADS-B 2020 Deadline Won't Change
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The Weekender: Omelets to Tuskegee Airmen
Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed fly-ins ranging from the standard pancake breakfast through one with an omelet bar, a...

Rotax 912 iS SportIn April 2014, Kitplanes announced the new 914 iS, specifically tailored for the U.S. market. At the company's Wels, Austria headquarters, Kitplanes took a brief flight demo in an aircraft equipped with the new engine.
Garmin G3XGarmin's G3X glass cockpit for LSA and experimental aircraft has a touchscreen feature set and supports on-screen display and command for the Garmin VIRB action cam, plus it controls the GMC305 flight control/autopilot system.
dynon-toush-snipDynon Avionics brought its latest touchscreen system, the Skyview Touch. Dynon's Michael Schofield showed the system to Kitplanes magazine at Sun 'n Fun 2014.
rans-s20-snip-190x100At the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, KITPLANES got a good look and a demo flight in RANS' new S-20 Raven, an evolution of the popular Coyote kit/LSA series.
tablesaw-cutting-snip-190x100Companion video to the KITPLANES Magazine January 2014 article "Home Shop Machinist: Cutting Aluminum on the Table Saw."
sensenich-prop-snip-190x100Kitplanes and AVweb took a quick tour of the Sensenich wooden prop factory in Plant City, Florida to see how the props are made.
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