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Guest Editorial

KITPLANES® publisher Cindy Pedersen bids readers a fond farewell as she embarks on a new journey—retirement.

25th Anniversary: Homebuilts – The Enduring Soul of Innovation

This month we reflect on the changes we've seen over a quarter century of covering the homebuilt aircraft world; by Cindy Pedersen.

In Case You Missed it

Leters

Wag-A-BondRay Hill has built one beautiful airplane . However, the author, Dan Horton seems...

Light Stuff

The author reviews the Kappa KP-5 LSA, imported by Kappa Aircraft from the Czech Republic. This is a conventional, low-wing, trigear configuration airplane, with a staggered seating arrangement that allows more room for each occupant, while keeping the cockpit narrow. The KP-5 is powered by a 100-horsepower Rotax 912 ULS engine and a Woodcomp three-blade prop, and has a useful load of 583 pounds. Full-power airspeed is stated as 138 mph. Avionics equipment includes a Dynon EFIS and engine monitor, Garmin GPSMAP 496 and Garmin transponder.

What’s New

A glare shield for Garmin GPS units; Sportair USAs certified pre-owned LSA program; quick reference for aera and AV8OR Ace; Better Half VW announces Legal Eagle XL. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Constant-Speed Props

How do they work?