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Low and slow, even in the wind. By Karl Storjohann.

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Maintenance Matters

Maintenance Matters

In this new column, Steve Ells shares his background as an A&P mechanic and offers tips on keeping your homebuilt aircraft running smoothly.

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Sam LS

Retro look for fun flying. By Kevin Horton.

Building on a Budget

Building on a Budget

Building his VW-powered Zenith CH 701 taught Wayne Clagg a lot about the consequences of powerplant choices… and much more. By Scott M. Spangler.

Lee Behl Opens Mojave Record Week

Lee Behl wheels on the GP-5 after his successful—and exciting—3000 meter time-to-climb C-1b record attempt. The C-1b class is for landplanes weighing between 500-1000 kg (1100-2200 lbs).Kicking off the first informal Mojave Record Week leading up to the 2014 Mojave Experimental Fly-In, Lee Behl spurred his one-off GP-5 single-seater to apparently new C-1b FAI records in the 3000 meter time-to-climb, 3 km and 15 km closed course speed dashes on April 12, 2014. The day was far from ideal, with strong […]

Kitplanes’ First Editor Receives Wright Award

Dave MartinIt’s hard not to recognize the achievements of the Kitplanes family, and this press release came across our desk this weekend. On Saturday, April 12th at 10:00, during the EAA 292 monthly meeting, Dave Martin will be awarded the Wright Bros. Master Pilot award from the FAA . David soloed more than 50 years ago […]

Garmin’s New G3X Touch Glass Cockpit

Garmin G3XGarmin's G3X glass cockpit for LSA and experimental aircraft has a touchscreen feature set and supports on-screen display and command for the Garmin VIRB action cam, plus it controls the GMC305 flight control/autopilot system.

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It’s a Cub Thing

With a bigger engine and lighter airframe, CubCrafters’ Carbon Cub EX kit aircraft takes the Cub experience to a higher plane. By Marc Cook.

Flight Review: Mustang II

When Don Caskey recognized that a passel of his neighbors had built and were flying Mustang IIs, he got the bug and constructed a custom-made version of his own. By Ed Wischmeyer.

SeaRey LSX Amphibian

Progressive Aerodyne has a new version of its kitbuilt amphibian, the SeaRey LSX, and the updates to the design live up to high expectations. By Ed Wischmeyer.

Free Flight: The soul of the machine.

Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.

Kitfox with a Rotec

The Rotec-radial-powered Kitfox Super Sport taps into our nostalgia for radial engines but with a modern touch. By Marc Cook.

SkyView to the Rescue

When Stan Peternel’s Blue Mountain EFIS proved unreliable, he decided to bite the bullet and invest in a Dynon SkyView system. Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the numerous challenges of the retrofit.

Product Review: J.P. Instruments EDM-740

JPI is offering a new compact, capable engine monitor that is built and priced for the homebuilt market. By Marc Cook.

Product Review: PS Engineering PMA5000EX

At its heart, the PMA5000EX is a four-place stereo intercom in an audio panel that supports two each of coms, navs, switching aux inputs, music inputs plus having five unswitched aux inputs and a front-panel input for a music source or cell. By Marc Cook.

Flight Review: Horse Perennial

LeRoy Cook flies Larry Kinder’s award-winning Mustang II, a fast and fun homage to the legendary P-51 Mustang.

Flight Review: Mission Ready

Bush plane? Heck, yeah! Bill Repucci flies Just Aircraft’s strong, tough and fun Highlander.

Zenith STOL CH 750

Changing with the times, Zenith Aircraft has introduced an improved version of a design that debuted some 20 years ago. With a larger payload, more robust landing gear and greater visibility among other features, the CH 750 is tailored for today’s sport pilot; by LeRoy Cook.

A Witch’s Brew

Liquid consumables for the shop. By Eric Stewart.

Aero ’Lectrics

Repairing a malfunctioning headset may be not only inexpensive, but completely doable. By Jim Weir.

Calculating Weight and Balance

This lazy man's guide removes some of the headaches. Sample weight & balance spreadsheets included.

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'Aviation Consumer' Paint Shop Survey 2014
Finding a reliable and skilled paint shop is a daunting challenge for many aircraft owners. If you've had your aircraft painted within the past...

Gulfstream Inks 60-Plane China Deal
Gulfstream set the tone for the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition Tuesday with the formal announcement of a $3 billion, 60-plane...

Drone Operator Accused Of Hindering Helicopter Rescue
Police in Springfield, Ohio, said a drone operator who was shooting video of a car crash on Saturday refused to give way to an approaching medical...

Chinese Market Growing Despite Rules
Greater China's business aviation fleet almost doubled to 371 aircraft from 2011 to 2013 but even that world-leading growth rate has been severely...

Crew Reunites With Flying Fortress
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GAMA: Panthera, C4 Benefit from Reg Revision
Even though the rules aren't published yet, streamlined cert is already being embraced.

FAA: ADS-B System Is Complete
ADS-B is now installed nationwide, the FAA said on Monday, although services won't be available at all air traffic facilities until 2019. "The...

Short Final
Years ago, working in the Delta radio shop, I had a VHF receiver tuned to an ATL tower frequency. Tower had an Eastern DC-9 go around twice. The...

152 The Trainer Of The Future?
Textron Aviation doesn't agree but AOPA apparently thinks the Cessna 152 may be the trainer of the future and it has embarked on a "non-profit"...

X-47B Wins Collier
The first autonomous combat drone for carrier operations is the winner of the 2013 Collier Trophy. The National Aeronautic Association bestowed...

Garmin G3XGarmin's G3X glass cockpit for LSA and experimental aircraft has a touchscreen feature set and supports on-screen display and command for the Garmin VIRB action cam, plus it controls the GMC305 flight control/autopilot system.
dynon-toush-snipDynon Avionics brought its latest touchscreen system, the Skyview Touch. Dynon's Michael Schofield showed the system to Kitplanes magazine at Sun 'n Fun 2014.
rans-s20-snip-190x100At the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, KITPLANES got a good look and a demo flight in RANS' new S-20 Raven, an evolution of the popular Coyote kit/LSA series.
tablesaw-cutting-snip-190x100Companion video to the KITPLANES Magazine January 2014 article "Home Shop Machinist: Cutting Aluminum on the Table Saw."
sensenich-prop-snip-190x100Kitplanes and AVweb took a quick tour of the Sensenich wooden prop factory in Plant City, Florida to see how the props are made.
levil-snip-190x100Levil Technology is out with a new portable ADS-B unit that's really a miniature ADAHRS.
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