The need for (affordable) speed. By Paul Dye.
Columnist Roy Beisswenger takes a look at whats currently available in the foot-launched and wheeled variety of canopy or soft-wing aircraft.
Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.
Building his VW-powered Zenith CH 701 taught Wayne Clagg a lot about the consequences of powerplant choices and much more. By Scott M. Spangler.
MVP.Aero is developing a carbon fiber folding-wing LSA amphibian that will be able to operate comfortably from smooth and rough strips, water, snow, and ice. The design’s most compelling feature is that the forward canopy moves upward and back to sit atop the engine pylon. This frees up the nose of the MVP to resemble […]
Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC has finalized an agreement to purchase the assets of Plane-Power, LTD. Plane-Power products include PMA alternator replacements, generator-to-alternator conversion kits for both belt- and gear-driven installations, alternators for Experimental aircraft, and voltage regulators. “When the opportunity came to acquire the Plane-Power line, we saw it as having tremendous potential, not only […]
At precisely 8:00 am CDT today, a crowd of volunteers started on one of the highest visibility projects of AirVenture 2014–the assembly and initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane during the course of the seven-day convention. Speaking of the activity in the pavilion on the main crossroads of the grounds, Charlie […]
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.
Hartzell Engine Technologies Acquires Plane-Power
In a press conference at AirVenture today, Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) (sister company to Hartzell Propellers--both owned by Tailwind...
Girl, 9, Hurt In Beach Landing, Dies
Oceana Irizarry, 9, who was injured by a Piper Archer making an emergency landing on a Florida beach on Sunday, has died, officials said on...
"One Week Wonder" Day 2: Progress and Excitement
The "One Week Wonder" project to build and conduct initial taxi testing of a Zenith CH 750 kit airplane in seven days--right in the heart of...
Blackhawk Modifications Announces Engine Upgrade Milestones
Today at AirVenture 2014, Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. announced the completion of its 500th new engine upgrade on a customer airplane as well as...
Safe Flight Instrument's New AoA for Experimental Market
The company that invented the stall warning system is 1946 now has a new angle of attack system for experimental aircraft.
Superior Offers Replacement 172 Engines
The company says it's offering factory-fresh new engines at the price of an overhaul.
Garmin Introduces Connext Wireless Cockpit
At AirVenture 2014 at Oshkosh, Garmin announced a new wireless cockpit interface that allows both input and output data flow between the company's...
AirVenture's "One Week Wonder" Construction Begins
At precisely 8:00 a.m. CDT today, a crowd of volunteers started on one of the highest visibility projects of AirVenture 2014--the assembly and...
BendixKing Announces New EFIS, ADS-B Products, KSN 770 Cert
BendixKing wants to compete against Garmin's G1000 with a new EFIS based on the Honeywell Primus APEX system. The company is also introducing new...
FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest
Southwest Airlines and its contractor failed to follow proper procedures when repairing dozens of Boeing 737 aircraft, the FAA said on Monday, and...
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