Anyone that has followed my airplane projects over the years probably has figured out that I love to work with new avionics. I am always happy to install and test the latest in EFISs, radios, and engine monitors, and have the fleet of airplanes sitting in the hangar to prove it. Dynon, Garmin, GRT–I don’t […]
Columnist Roy Beisswenger takes a look at whats currently available in the foot-launched and wheeled variety of canopy or soft-wing aircraft.
Marc Cook takes a close look at Erik Larsons Legacy and finds out why Lancairs rework of its seminal 200-235-320-360 design is as swoon-worthy as its predecessors.
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.
Lancair Owners and Builders Organization Recognized for Contribution to Safety In 1996 the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and the EAA established the Spirit of Flight Award to recognize those EAA members who made a significant contribution to aviation safety and flight testing, with the goal of encouraging further improvements in these areas.
Well, that about wraps up Kitplanes coverage of AirVenture 2016 here in beautiful Oshkosh, Wisconsin. As our various correspondents mount their trusty steeds and head for the four corners of the continent, they take with them fond memories of another hectic and full week of aviation. Oshkosh is allegedly about airplanes, but the longer one […]
Bob Reece was honored with a “brick” at the Brown Arch today for his many years of service as Chairman of the EAA Judging Standards Committee. The brick reads “Your leadership, integrity, and commitment to the aircraft judging program has made it the standard for all fly-in. The Lindy Award is recognized worldwide as the […]
Parked near the Brown Arch on the AirVenture flight line is what at first appears to be a Super Cub on amphibious floats. Walking by, our attention was first caught by the miniature seaplane base in a wading pool displayed in front of the right float of the airplane. We met the owners, Gordon and […]
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.
Lynx Avionics has announced a new integral flying helmet which provides both high level noise attenuation and full face protection. The helmet is available with Lynx Micro System electronics in either G3 or G4 versions; the G4 helmet includes both voice controlled microphone (VCM) and active noise reduction (ANR). It is also available in versions compatible […]
Sonex Aircraft announced that FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) checklists for the new Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits, and the new Xenos Motorglider Quick Build Kit have been added to the FAA’s online list of eligible kits. Inclusion in the FAA’s kit list signifies that an aircraft kit may allow an amateur builder to meet […]
TruTrak is a maintstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots at affordable prices. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes, starting with the Cessna 172. And this is no stripped down wing lever, but a full-featured three-axis autopilot that […]
NTSB: Pilot Reported Mechanical Failures Before Crash
The Piper Navajo that crashed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this month, killing all six people aboard, had two fuel pump failures in flight. The twin had...
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The Weekender: Airshows, Concerts And A Runway Run
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NASA's Five New Aeronautics Ideas
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Airlander 10 Damaged During Test-Flight Landing
The Airlander 10 made a nose-in landing Wednesday on its second test flight, interrupting the hybrid airship's development. Hybrid Air Vehicles...
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