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FREE Features, Articles & Supplements

The following items are feature articles from KITPLANES Magazine, supplements to content published in the magazine and other stories of note. This content is free to all visitors.

Aero 'Lectrics

Aviation-oriented wireless FM mic

Aero'Lectrics: Here's the promised solid-state landing light flasher.

Avionics and Electronics

Planning Panels, Part 2

Build Your Own EFIS, Part 1

Product Review: PS Engineering PMA5000EX

Product Review: J.P. Instruments EDM-740

Planning Panels, Part 1

Product Review: Glass Panel

Headset Buyers Guide, Part 3

Headset Buyers Guide, Part 2

Headset Buyer's Guide, Part 1

Build Your Own EFIS, Part 2

Vertical Power

Planning Panels, Part 3

SkyView to the Rescue

Build Your Own EFIS, Part 3

Get to Know the Parts

Engines

Turbo Power, Part 3

Fuel Cells, Part 3

Auto Engines for Aircraft, Part 1

Engine Comparison, Part 2

Auto Engines for Aircraft, Part 2

Engine Comparison, Part 1

Pondering Powerplants

Fuel Cells, Part 2

Fuel Cells, Part 1

Turbo Power, Part 2

Turbo Power, Part 1

Engine Comparison Spreadsheets

But Will It Fly the Plane?

Fixed Wing

The Back Yard Flyer

Pedal to the Metal (Y-Tail Waiex)

Soaring with Sonex

KITPLANES' New Airplane: The 18-Day Sportsman 2+2.

Dream Tundra

Sequoia Falco: Wings of Desire

Lancair Evolution

Roll Your Own

Zenith STOL CH 750

Indus Thorpe T-211

ViperJet Redux

Comp Air 8 SS52

SeaRey LSX Amphibian

Family Legend

The 18-Day Sportsman

Considering High Performance Kit Aircraft

Flight Review: Return of the Ultralight

Flight Review: Horse Perennial

Flight Review: Mission Ready

Grinvalds Orion

Untitled Document Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
Photo by Richard VanderMeulen
I completed Sonex #1212 and made the first flight August 28, 2016. It now has 112 hours on it with its Corvair 3100cc engine and it is running perfectly. Thanks to William Wynne and Bill Clapp for their wisdom on Corvair aircraft engine conversion info. The plane is licensed at 1320 lb and fully test […]
My RV-7 project started on January 5th, 2014. As with most airplane kits, it started with the empennage kit. From the moment I opened the first crate, I knew this would be a plane that I would complete and fly. One week shy of two years came the first flight. On Wednesday December 30, 2015 […]
It took Bryan Cobb three years to assemble this helicopter while working a full-time job. It is equipped with all factory updates and the PEP tuned exhaust (78 HP). The Mini-500 started life as a new-in-the-crate kit, purchased on eBay in February 2013. Another old barn-find Mini-500 was also purchased on eBay from which to […]

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.
Whether you are upgrading the audio system in an older LSA or experimental or building a new project, PS Engineering and Garmin have non-certified audio panels equipped with advanced features better suited for smaller cabins.
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