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.

Van’s Aircraft Is Hiring

The heady expansion of Experimental aviation during the COVID period was, for many, unexpected...

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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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.

Decision Time

The aged Lycoming is done. What’s next?

Navigating the New FAA Airworthiness Certificate Application Program

You’ll need access to a computer and scanner to complete this online airworthiness process.

Politically Correct Boards

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

Spinner Bulkheads – Getting the Spacing Right

If you have ever needed to change props or spinners on your completed homebuilt,...
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Metal Magic: Drilling Like a Pro

It pays to get good with drilling because you'll be doing a lot of it.

Kit Confidential—Hardware Kits

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

Dollars and Sense

In my decades in aviation, I have come across individuals representing a wide financial...

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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.

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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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