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The need for (affordable) speed. By Paul Dye.

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Sling Shot

Sling Shot

From initial climb performance to Chuck-Yeager-like landings, the Sling 2 reveals its designer’s emphasis on handling. By Marc Cook.

Kitfox Super Sport

Kitfox Super Sport

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.

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.

Oshkosh—A New Hope!

Oshkosh-2014As we walked around the grounds at Wittman Filed in Oshkosh this weekend, it became apparent that there is new emphasis on the old ways–homebuilding and Experimental aviation are back! AirVenture 2014 officially opens Monday, but the field is already crowded with Experimental aircraft from all over the country–and indeed, the world. No matter if […]

It’s Turbo Time! Sonex Introduces AeroVee Turbo Engine.

AeroVee TurboSonex Aircraft is now accepting orders for its long-anticipated AeroVee Turbo engine, with deliveries to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The AeroVee Turbo is rated at 100 horsepower at sea level and yields significant performance enhancement to the Sonex line of aircraft without breaking the bank. Price of the AeroVee Turbo is $10,995, […]

Dynon Avionics Announces 8.33 kHz Com Radio, Video Input, and Version 11 Software for SkyView

Dynon_SV-COM-X83_Panel_Horizontal_webJust months after the introduction of SkyView Touch, SkyView continues to grow with an 8.33 kHz COM radio, video input capability, and new Version 11 software. To save time and reduce pilot workload, Dynon’s SV-COM-C25 COM radio includes dedicated buttons for tuning tower, ground, weather, and ATC frequencies. The SV-COM-X83 brings the same capability to […]

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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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Mooney Is Back
Mooney, which announced a reboot of its iconic brand with new investors early this year, will reassert its presence at EAA AirVenture this week...

Beachgoer Killed In Emergency Landing
The pilot of a Piper Archer made an emergency landing on a beach in Venice, Florida, on Sunday afternoon, hitting a man and his 10-year-old...

AirVenture Off To An Upbeat Start
The sprawling grounds were damp, and the skies were overcast Sunday at EAA AirVenture, but the crowds already were thick and the mood upbeat as...

MVP Amphib Adds Versatility
A Minnesota company is hoping that versatility and financial accessibility will be the keys to launching a $189,000 amphib LSA that was unveiled...

Redbird At Oshkosh: Simulator Time, Challenge Cup, And More
Pilots who are looking to upgrade their instrument skills will find plenty of opportunities to explore Redbird's training simulators at EAA...

Derailment Fuselages Shredded, Cubed
The Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled into a river in Montana a few weeks ago are now roughly rectangular bales of scrap metal likely headed for...

A Summer Option for Kids -- AeroCamp
Summer vacation goes by fast, but if you know any kids age 12 to 18 who need something to do, AeroCamp might provide an option. The program,...

Patent Lawsuit Against AOPA Tossed
A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

Avidyne Announces Certification Of IFD540 System
Celebrating 20 years of providing integrated avionics and aircraft safety systems, Avidyne announced today that it received Technical Standard...

FAA Backtracks On Israel Flight Ban
The Jerusalem Post is reporting the FAA has reversed its earlier decision to extended the ban on U.S. flights to Israel and is now allowing U.S....

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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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