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The need for (affordable) speed. 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.

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

A few hours piloting the Belite may make you reconsider your preconceived notions about ultralight aircraft. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Understanding Experimental Light Sport Aircraft

Understanding Experimental Light Sport Aircraft

Dave Martin explains the different designations of factory-built and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft and how they continue to evolve.

MVP.AERO announces Most Versatile Plane.

MVPMVP.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 Purchases Plane-Power Line of Alternators.

HET-LogoHartzell 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 […]

AirVenture’s “One Week Wonder” Construction Begins

One_Week_WonderAt 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 […]

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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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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...

Icon Brings First Production Prototype To Oshkosh
Icon flew its first production prototype of the A5 amphibian, ESN-1, for the first time on July 5, and this week, the company brought the airplane...

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...

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 a...

Quest Adds Autopilot Option For Kodiak
Quest Aircraft is showing its Kodiak utility turboprop at EAA AirVenture this week for the 10th year in a row, and new this year, the airplane can...

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...

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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.
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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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