Johnson RV-7

This is my RV-7 (N9974P) that was completed in August 2020 and given its...

Another Week, Another Prop

This week, we’re flying the new “Explorer” three-blade composite prop from Hartzell on our RV-8.

Van’s Investigating Quickbuild Kit Corrosion-Proofing

Van’s investigating reports of potential surface corrosion on the interior aluminum surfaces of Quick Build wing and fuselage kits.

The Big Bearhawk

Bearhawk 5: more room, more horsepower…more everything.
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Flight Review: Van’s RV-14A with Lycoming IO-390-EXP119 Engine

Van's Aircraft recently began offering a new version of the RV-14 and RV-14A kits...

Flight Review: Van’s RV-14A

More power, more better.

Tri-Power!

Can CubCrafters make the tri-gear bush airplane a thing?

Sportsman in Transition

A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman.

Familiar Face

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

Builder Spotlight

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It Don’t Come Easy

After 13 years, Allen Floyd builds a Grand Champion Long-EZ.

The Art of Assembly

The day will come when all of your engine’s parts come home from their...

First Start

This GlaStar’s new Titan engine comes to life.

Cracked!

Take a deep breath–it can be fixed.

Do-It-Yourself Camera Mount

Homebuilt aircraft struts often require a homebuilt mount.

Powering a Mystery

Lockheed Conestoga/Kudu + Chevy V-8 = StarMaster.

Twelve Months to Takeoff

The first customer-built Zenith CH 750 SD takes to the sky.
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Metal Magic: Deburring

Holes are drilled so let's get them cleaned up and ready for fasteners. Paul...

Politically Correct Boards

That is what PC means, yes? No. It’s short for printed circuit. And the...

Fleeting Thoughts

When we talk about Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft with “regular” pilots, it’s common for the conversation...

Kit Confidential—Hardware Kits

I may be guilty of sitting on this story too long. In 2003, on...

On Mechanics

Minimax to the Rescue

It's not easy to find a tug/tow bar assembly substantial enough to handle the job adequately and still be portable enough to be carried aboard.

Products

Minimax to the Rescue

It's not easy to find a tug/tow bar assembly substantial enough to handle the job adequately and still be portable enough to be carried aboard.

Big Talk

The standalone com radio lives on—smarter, more flexible and affordable than ever.

uAvionix AV-30

A compact standalone EFIS at an affordable price.

Garmin aera 760

A capable bigger-screen portable GPS edges into tablet territory. Is it better?

Standalone Engine Monitors

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

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Letters

Augmenter TubesI read the article, "Exhaust—Expelling the Remains," in the January 2016 issue. I...

Ly-Con O-Ring Trick

When you join two halves of a flat aviation engine together, they often weep between the starter and the alternator. Not only is this unsightly, its wasteful and makes completing an overhaul more cumbersome than need be. Enter Ly-Con, whose groovy O-ring process promises to stop leaks before they start.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Builder Survey: Wilderness Calling

Lucky 13: RANS S-7 Coyote builders tell KITPLANES about their building, company support and flying experiences. By Mary Bernard.

Error Chain

Panic! What do you do when you find yourself tumbling toward certain demise and none of the tools available seem to be working?