I like to pride myself on staying up with the latest technology, but I have obviously been slipping when it comes to the Jeppesen Database Update process. I have owned 430Ws for many years, and ever month (ok – sometimes I miss a few) I haul out the Jeppesen Skybound adapter and plug in the […]
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.
The Onex is an economical single-seat sportplane that feels like a baby fighter. By LeRoy Cook.
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.
The EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council added three new members to replace Keith Phillips, Fred Keip, and Joe Gauthier after they retired. Kitplanes’ editor-in-chief Paul Dye and Kitplanes regular columnist Vic Syracuse (Checkpoints) along with Lisa Turner join existing members Rick Weiss (chairman), Gary Baker, Randy Hooper, and another regular Kitplanes writer Dave Prizio. EAA’s Homebuilt […]
Kitplanes magazine editor-in-chief Paul Dye is a former NASA flight director, but he’s also a passionate homebuilder, currently working on a Dream Tundra. At AirVenture 2015, he gave his six top reasons for joining the homebuilt community.
What started as an informal gathering of like minds has turned into one of the largest marque fly-ins, offering formal training and seminars, contests, and fun flying for owners and builders of Zenith aircraft. On Friday, September 18, those who fly (KMYJ) or drive in to the Zenith factory (1881 Airport Rd, Mexico, Missouri 65265) […]
What’s more fun than airplane camping? Let us know which photo you like best and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Aircraft Spruce. We need your votes! Visit the voting page and choose your favorite.
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.
STOL competition highlights festivities at Zenith Open Hangar Day festival The second Zenith Aircraft Open Hangar Day STOL Competition is set for Friday, the day before official Open Hangar Day at the Mexico, Missouri Airport (KMYJ). On Friday, September 18, those who fly (KMYJ) or drive in to the Zenith factory (1881 Airport Rd, Mexico, […]
On August 27, 2015 the shipping department at Van’s Aircraft Inc. had several orders to fill. By the end of the day, they’d rolled the 937th RV-12 kit empennage package onto the shipping dock, where it was picked up by a customer from Washington State, Richard Bangsund. What’s the significance of “937?” Well, combined with […]
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