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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

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
My CubCrafters EX N-96FV was finished July 30, 2016 - last weekend of AirVenture. My 87-year old Dad was the first passenger after my 40-hour fly off. He flew chase in his Cherokee for the maiden flight. It's painted in D-Day colors for my C-130 unit's 70th anniversary. 96th Airlift Squadron Flying Vikings were the …
It started with a visit with the Rutan guru Robert Harris of what was the EZ Hangar in Covington TN, now EZ Jets. I wanted to build a Long Eze but Robert suggested using current information and technology instead of 1977 when the plans came out. From then on, this airplane was not a Long …
I had been researching gyroplane technology for the past 20 years and knew that the modern gyroplane was an amazing aircraft. After scoring a ride in a MTO Sport in July of 2015, I knew I had to have one. I was fortunate that a dealer and flight training in Searcy, Arkansas was only an …

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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