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Dan Horton

Dan Horton says he is "just a homebuilder". He has been a pilot more than 30 years and currently flies a custom RV-8.

Cicadas of Oshkosh

There are many sights and sounds at a fly-in, but yesterday, while in my tent, I realized there was a background music I've never...

Simple Pitch Adjustment for DUC Hélices Prop

The Viking Engines display included this very interesting DUC Helices ground adjustable prop from France. Why so interesting?

Motorav VW-based Engine

Brazil's Motorav is showing the latest version of their VW-based aircraft powerplant. There are so many differences that the VeeDub link is very thin...

Tech Geeks Rejoice

Tecat Performance Systems and development partner 51 Aero were found sharing a booth on the main concourse here at Sun ' Fun. Tecat builds...

Meet Steve and his Samson

Last year Pitts expert Steve Wolf displayed the naked frame of his latest personal project, a miniature Samson biplane, at the Rotec radial booth....

All Grown Up

The Titan-powered SuperSTOL Stretch XL.

2017 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Two-strokes to turbines.

Resin Infusion

Taking the next step beyond vacuum bagging.

Diesels For Homebuilts

This time last year, Continental was officially limiting EAB diesel applications to kit manufacturer's supervised build programs, the notable example being the Diesel Sportsman. However, that's scheduled to change as Continental quietly gains experience with individual installations.

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Here's something old timers never thought they would see--an angle valve cylinder for a Lycoming... made by Continental. Yes dear readers, you will soon...

In Case You Missed it

Flight Review: What’s Hummin’ at Hummel?

LeRoy Cook flies the fun and efficient H-5 Sport Cruiser, the little Hummel Bird's grown-up sibling.

Fixed Formation

The Bel-Aire 4000 flies on lower wings from a Piper PA-22 Colt and upper wings from a PA-12 Super Cruiser.

Pedal Power

Building a classic biplane for the next generation of aviators. By Tom Brusehaver.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.