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marc-friesen-glasair-sportsman-c-fmhfFinally, after over 3 years Sportsman kit #7091 left the ground. It flew really well and only needed minor trim adjustment. The airplane is fitted with 31" Bushwheels on the Glasair Cub-style landing gear and a T3 tailwheel.¬† The big wheels¬†make a great set up for my type of flying and it still manages 133mph …
Brammer-Zenith-CH-750I recently completed my Zenith CH 750 after the original was nearly destroyed due to engine failure and subsequent off airport landing. Performance is pretty good with the Lycoming O-320. Paint scheme is not paint but actually 3M-1080 vinyl wrap. --Chris Brammer
Santorelly-CubbyN724JV is a Wag-Aero Sport Trainer Acro version with a Continental C85-12F engine. It was a 16 year build and was completed in July, 2017. The color scheme was inspired by a Clip Wing Cub that was based at Warwick Airport in Upstate New York back in the '70s. The wings are all wood construction, …

lycoming-thunderbolt-o-360-redAt Sun 'n Fun 2018 we interviewed Jeff Schans, Lycoming's Sales manager and we asked about the popular Thunderbolt Engines. Watch the short Product Minute video as Jeff describes the benefits of the Thunderbolt product line and what it means for the aircraft homebuilder.
Dynon Avionics' latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Larry Anglisano takes a product tour of the HDX with Dynon's Michael Schoefield in this video.
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its SkyView SE, a less expensive version of its popular SkyView EFIS system. Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
The G5 is a self-contained electronic flight instrument, which can be interfaced with Garmin's G3X/Touch avionics and autopilot for backup and flight instrument redundancy. The GMA245 and remote GMA245R Bluetooth audio panels have advanced entertainment input functions and onscreen programming.
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Just Aircraft is showing off its new Titan-powered SuperSTOL XL. Harrison Smith took Paul Bertorelli for a half-day demo flight in the new airplane, and here's his video report.
Kit manufacturer Zenith Aircraft Company has released a new 360-degree VR short video to showcase its kit aircraft and to promote the rewarding hobby of kit aircraft building and flying light-sport aircraft.
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