No, it’s not experimental – but it is a little different. It’s not often I find a J-3 Cub with a 100 horse C-85 (They tell me its got an O-200 crank and cylinders – that certainly makes it “different” on the nose. And with floats to boot! Today’s entry isn’t about the airplane so […]
From initial climb performance to Chuck-Yeager-like landings, the Sling 2 reveals its designers emphasis on handling. By Marc Cook.
Marc Cook reports on the process of developing a new Lycoming O-233 engine package for the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport and samples the result.
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.
Bob Hoover, whose extraordinary aviation life included flying in World War II, test-flying for the Air Force and performing a unique airshow act demonstrating the laws of aerodynamics with a twin Shrike Commander, died this morning at age 94. Hoover was widely regarded as “the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived,” as Jimmy Doolittle described […]
There has not been much technical change of the Revmaster 2300 Turbo engine since last year’s Alternative Engine Conference in Temecula, California. A development of Revmaster’s decades-long line of VW-based engines it’s received the usual detail tweaking and behind-the-scenes preparation for volume sales in the last year. It’s taking longer than Revmaster major domo Joe […]
Good ideas are fairly common; bringing them to fruition not so much. But Pete Plumb is beating the odds with his 1/2-version of the O-200 Continental engine. The idea is to bring torquey, durable power to flyweight aircraft, and Plumb is happy to report the new engine is nearly ready for mainstream production. At this […]
Even if the results are often predictable and there might not be wingtip-to-wingtip combat, the Sport Gold final is one of the most anticipated contests at the National Air Races. Gold races are the money races; it’s where there’s nothing left to save, reputations are made and scores settled. In Sport Gold highly modified engines […]
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.
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.
Stewart Aircraft, provider of plans for several different aircraft designs, is now selling plans for an adjustable seat for homebuilt aircraft. This basic seat for homebuilt aircraft is adjustable forward and aft and measures 13″ deep, 18″ wide and 24″ tall. The adjustable travel can be up to 6 inches in one inch steps or […]
The National Championship Air Races today announced that STIHL has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 and 2017 races. "STIHL partnered with us last year as a gold sponsor of the NBC Sports show and we are thrilled that they have decided to come on board in such a big way as the presenting sponsor of the 53rd and 54th National Championship Air Races," Reno Air Racing Association President and CEO Mike Crowell said.
Legendary Bob Hoover Dies At 94
Bob Hoover, whose extraordinary aviation life included flying in World War II, test-flying for the Air Force and performing a unique airshow act...
NBAA Expo Launches In Orlando Next Week
NBAA will host its annual convention and expo next week, Tuesday through Thursday, in Orlando, Florida, with 27,000 visitors expected to attend....
Crew Evacuated After A380 Diversion
British Airways isn't saying much, to the media or to 400 passengers, about why one of its A380s diverted more than 1,000 miles across western...
A Glimpse Of Zee Aero's "Flying Car"
A local newspaper in the Silicon Valley has published photos of a test vehicle apparently under development by Zee Aero, a secretive company...
Gulfstream To Cease Production Of G450, G150
Gulfstream has sold its last G450, which will be delivered to a customer early in 2018, the company said recently. The G450 began as the GIV, and...
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