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Sling Goes Big

Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff. 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.

Sam LS

Sam LS

Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.

Building on a Budget

Building on a Budget

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.

New Back Country Tires from Desser

image004Desser Tire & Rubber Company has just introduced its new line of ultimate backcountry Tundra tires. The first iteration in a series of new tire releases is the Aero Classic LSA/Experimental 8.50-6 4 ply rating smooth tire. This tire has essentially the same dimensions as the TSO 850-6 tires that are in use currently, but […]

Lee Behl Opens Mojave Record Week

Lee Behl wheels on the GP-5 after his successful—and exciting—3000 meter time-to-climb C-1b record attempt. The C-1b class is for landplanes weighing between 500-1000 kg (1100-2200 lbs).Kicking off the first informal Mojave Record Week leading up to the 2014 Mojave Experimental Fly-In, Lee Behl spurred his one-off GP-5 single-seater to apparently new C-1b FAI records in the 3000 meter time-to-climb, 3 km and 15 km closed course speed dashes on April 12, 2014. The day was far from ideal, with strong […]

Kitplanes’ First Editor Receives Wright Award

Dave MartinIt’s hard not to recognize the achievements of the Kitplanes family, and this press release came across our desk this weekend. On Saturday, April 12th at 10:00, during the EAA 292 monthly meeting, Dave Martin will be awarded the Wright Bros. Master Pilot award from the FAA . David soloed more than 50 years ago […]

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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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'Aviation Consumer' Paint Shop Survey 2014
Finding a reliable and skilled paint shop is a daunting challenge for many aircraft owners. If you've had your aircraft painted within the past...

Weekender: Airport Options For Everyone
A trip to the airport doesn't have to just be for pilots -- SocialFlight's listings include lots of opportunities to bring in new people and kids...

Eight Killed In Finnish Skydiving Crash
A Comp Air 8 aircraft carrying skydivers crashed in Finland on Sunday afternoon, killing eight people. The pilot and two skydivers were able to...

Former Blue Angels Commander Accused Of Misconduct
Capt. Gregory McWherter, who served as Blue Angels commanding officer for two tours from 2008-10 and 2011-12, has been relieved of his duties due...

ERAU Expands Electric Flight Research
Powering Imagination, a new project developed by Erik Lindbergh, announced this week it is partnering up with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...

NBAA Releases New Crew Rest Guidelines
NBAA has updated its guidelines for crew rest in business aviation and the new suggested limits reflect recent advances in scientific knowledge...

Cobham Sells Chelton, S-TEC
The original owners of synthetic vision pioneer Chelton Flight Systems are now part of a group that has assumed control of the company and...

New Helicopter Rules Pushed Back A Year
The FAA has delayed for a year the implementation of much of its revision of rules governing helicopter operations to allow operators, and itself,...

Short Final
Over the North Pacific in the middle of the night, we were catching up to a slower aircraft below us as we were coming up to a position-report...

Stowaway Teen Survives Pacific Flight
It seems unlikely that a teenage boy could survive a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a 767, but officials say surveillance...

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.
tablesaw-cutting-snip-190x100Companion video to the KITPLANES Magazine January 2014 article "Home Shop Machinist: Cutting Aluminum on the Table Saw."
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.
levil-snip-190x100Levil Technology is out with a new portable ADS-B unit that's really a miniature ADAHRS.
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