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Clean and Simple

There’s an old engineer’s quote that says “Perfection in design comes not when there...
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New PJ2 Portable VHF Comm From Sporty’s

No matter how well you equip the panel of your kit, there’s good reason to invest in a portable comm transceiver.

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!

Revised Raven

RANS adds metal wings and a big engine to their popular side-by-side.

Builder Spotlight

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Buying Used: GlaStar

This article begins a new series that takes off from our previous articles on...

Ed Zaleski 1947–2019

Ed Zaleski was in so many KITPLANES® photos that he should have been on the payroll.

Garmin G5

Testing, Testing, Can You Hear Me Yet?

We’ve come a long way from the Narco Omnigator (vintage 1958 or so) to...

Missing ELT Batteries

Many aircraft owners don’t realize that some ELT control panels and audio alerters have...

Maxing Out the Fun Factor

For those who have experienced it, the fun of going on a flying trip...

Affordable! Fast! Too Hot!

Marketing departments willfully ignore the difference between objective and subjective statements, especially the marketing...

The Dream Is Alive

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New PJ2 Portable VHF Comm From Sporty’s

No matter how well you equip the panel of your kit, there’s good reason to invest in a portable comm transceiver.
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AeroVonics AV-20 and AV-30 Review

A New Mexico start-up called AeroVonics rolled out the most innovative panel-mount electronic displays...
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Headset Trial: David Clark Pro-X2

In this Avionics Bootcamp video series, we put the David Clark Pro-X2 on the evaluation bench and took them flying for this field report.

It’s Da Bom!

Levil Aviation’s BOM puts pitot-static, AHRS, GPS, ADS-B In, and its own power source right under your wing.

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All About Avionics, Part 9

One of the final steps in getting your avionics suite to work is installation of some sort of antenna to capture various radio frequencies. Failing to choose the right antenna and install it properly can compromise the whole installation. Rather than focusing on the intricacies of antenna design, the author discusses the merits of internal versus external for particular equipment plus where to place them; by Stein Bruch

Editor’s Log

Editor Mary Bernard shares what she saw and heard at the annual Sun ’n Fun fly-in.

So You Want to Buy a Used Homebuilt?

Its not always as easy as it seems.

Sling Shot

From initial climb performance to Chuck-Yeager-like landings, the Sling 2 reveals its designer's emphasis on handling.

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