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Metal Working 11-part Series

Now the exceedingly popular and extraordinarily useful 11-part Build Your Skills: Metal Series is available as a single PDF. This must-have addition to your library was written by RV-7 builder Dan Checkoway and carefully illustrated for first-time metal-workers and old hands alike. Most everything you need to know, from material handling and cutting to deburring, drilling and riveting is in this series. Click here.

Composite Series

Construction of advanced composite aircraft. Available on a fully searchable and printable CD or e-Book format. Click here.

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dye-6-reasons-for-homebuilts-video-thm_2Kitplanes magazine editor-in-chief Paul Dye is a former NASA flight director, but he’s also a passionate homebuilder, currently working on a Dream Tundra. At AirVenture 2015, he gave his six top reasons for joining the homebuilt community.
gemini-video-capAt AirVenture 2015, Superior Air Parts provided a progress report on their new Gemini three-cylinder diesel, showing off an installation in an American Legend Cub.
rotax-915is-capNo one was expecting it, but at AirVenture 2015, Rotax introduced a new engine, the 135-hp turbocharged 915 iS. The company says it’s expected to be available by about 2017. Rotax/BRP’s Marc Becker gave a┬ábriefing on the new engine.
Paul_Dye_SubSonex-Jet-300x168When Kitplanes was given the opportunity to fly and review the Subsonex, we brought along Paul Bertorelli, our Editorial Director to capture the sights and sounds of the little jet for our readers. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed flying the airplane. Our full review will be found in the August […]
garmin-virb-rv12Van's Aircraft has a new VIRB action camera interface in the RV12 that works with the newly introduced Garmin G3X Touch avionics suite. Larry Anglisano took the system flying at the 2015 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, for a closer look.
rotax-factory-tour-snipWith the 912 iS and new iS Sport engine, Rotax is making gains with new products. Reporting for KITPLANES, Paul Bertorelli visited the factory last summer and produced this video explaining how the engines are built.
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