New light turboprop engines are coming to Experimental & Amateur-Built aviation. By Amy Laboda.
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.
You can begin your aircraft project right nowbefore even deciding on a kit. Here are 10 ways to get ready to build. By Reiff Lorenz.
When one of our regular columnists here at Kitplanes finishes and flies a new airplane, we like to celebrate a little! We received word of just such an event – Sid Mayeux, one of our experts in aviation risk management, has been working diligently on his RV-7A and sent us the following note: Sid and […]
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), along with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and the United States Ultralight Association (USUA), are concerned and committed to improving the safety record of amateur-built and ultralight aircraft. Past FAA Administrator, T. Allen McArtor, and past EAA President, Paul H. Poberezny, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on August 1, […]
Cool planes, World Records, Shiny Trophies [UPDATED with video from the awards ceremony] The third annual Mojave Experimental Fly-In was held Saturday April 18 at the Mojave Air and Space Port. As usual uber-cool ships were everywhere (see Tom Wilson’s photo blog), and the event was preceded Friday by a flour-bomb drop, poker-run and indoor […]
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.
To celebrate 40 years of Rotax aircraft engines BRP offers the Rotax Extended Service Terms (R.E.S.T.)* free of charge for one year. This offer is valid for all Rotax 912 iS Sport and Rotax 912 iSc Sport engines purchased at an authorized Rotax distributor between April 15, 2015 and December 31, 2015. The “ 1 year or 200 […]
NavWorx, Inc. announced an affordable solution for Experimental and LSA aircraft owners with the release of its ADS600-EXP. This announcement came on the heels of the FAA’s ADS-B rule change in February. The FAA concluded that devices must meet the “performance requirements” of TSO-C154c. NavWorx ADS600-EXP is a complete ADS-B solution for experimental and LSA aircraft. […]
Garmin will provide free software upgrades for Garmin Mode S transponders used in Experimental aircraft at Sun-N-Fun. Just bring your GTX23ES, GTX330, or GTX330ES transponder to the Garmin booth at the northeast corner of the North Hangar building (Hangar D) and they will install V7.04 software into your transponder while you wait. It only takes […]
Last Friday morning, I was en route to Sun 'n Fun. The weather at KLAL prevented canceling IFR and joining the Lake Parker VFR arrival. As I...
FAA Mandates 787 Electrical Reboots
The electrical systems on Boeing 787s need to be shut down and restarted before they reach 248 days of continuous power, the FAA said on Friday, to...
NTSB Says FAA Needs Better Landing Procedures
As part of its investigation into several events when airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the NTSB told the FAA this week it should amend its...
Continental Buys ECI
Continental Motors Group said today that is will purchase Danbury Aerospace, a group of aviation manufacturing companies that includes Engine...
Shape-Changing Wings Successfully Tested
NASA says it has successfully flight-tested wings that can change shape in flight without seams or gaps and is calling it a next-generation...
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