Van’s Introduces New IO-390 Variant for RV-14, Plus Updates to RV-10 Kit

A more powerful, lighter-weight variant of the angle-valve IO-390 has become available for the...

Many Garmin Web Services Down (UPDATED)

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Familiar Face

A lighter, more powerful engine gives the Lightning better performance.

Turbine Legend

Let’s celebrate the return of some very fine whine.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Speedster Evolution

Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Whisper X350 Gen II

Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

Sling TSi

Four seats. Full fuel. Lets go!

Builder Spotlight

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Fly It Like You STOL It!

With 300 hp, Steve Henry’s incredible Just Highlander is too much fun!

Velocity U

You could probably figure out how to fly one on your own, but it wouldn’t be pretty. Velocity will show you how.

Buying Used: Long-EZ

Construction workmanship varies greatly, so it pays to have experienced eyes look over your temptation before you succumb to its charms.

Leaking Lycs

In truth, all engines can leak. Here’s how to deal with it.

Zenith Goes Virtual

Stuck at home? It might just be time to start building the plane of your dreams.

How the RV-8 Came to Be

25 years ago, Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine.

Standalone Engine Monitors

Electronics International is a modern standout, but price an EFIS with built-in monitoring first.

Yearly Condition Inspection, Part I

If you own a Cessna or other certificated airplane, you need to get an...

Billet or Weldment With Off-Axis Turning?

People tend to design around their particular expertise. A machinist will design based on...

Old World, New Engines

After putting another $140 into the gas tanks of my 300-hp biplane, I have...

The Watch List

Is anything more disheartening than dropping a piece of hardware in your airframe and...

Products

Standalone Engine Monitors

Electronics International is a modern standout, but price an EFIS with built-in monitoring first.

Product Review: Garmin GI 275 EFIS

This full-featured, full-priced certified EFIS is impressive but might not be ideal for homebuilts.

Aithre Illyrian Smart Pulse Oximeter

For full-time SpO2 monitoring, stick the Illyrian under the headset and let the app do the rest.

uAvionix tailBeaconX

An all-in-one taillight and Mode S transponder.

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