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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


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
Stolp SA-500 Starlet N23MEStolp SA-500 Starlet N23ME was completed in November of 2016 . The project spanned approximately 4 years. The Engine is a Franklin 4AC-199 E-3 (90 HP) with a Prince propeller. The Starlet is a ball to fly - everyone should have one! --Bill Prokes, Gilbert, Arizona
Scholes RV-12In April of 2011 I ordered a kit from Van's Aircraft--the E-LSA RV12, and I have been building it since then. Last fall (2017) I finally got the paper work finalized and got my airworthiness certificate from the FAA. There were just a couple of Service Bulletins that I wanted to take care of before the first …
Leedom-Hlavac-KitFox-LiteN200HL started life as a KitFox Lite kit. The engine is a Rotax 503 with a 3.47:1 reduction. The motor mount, carbon full cowl and the gear legs with coil spring absorption are all original designs. Mounted to the 503 is a 70" Warp Drive 3-blade prop and spinner. Standard-grade aircraft tires with hydraulic disc …

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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