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Alternative Energies

One plane, one pilot, 5 tons of garbage: How Jeremy Rowsell plans to crisscross the globe in a Cessna 172 powered by fuel made from recycled plastic. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

They may be largely unknown today, but two French brothers were among those exploring battery-powered flight in the 1880s. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

Experimental Soaring Workshop: This annual gathering of designers and builders of sailplanes, hang gliders and paragliders is an idea festival, and a must-attend event for enthusiasts. By Dean Sigler.

Eric Raymond Seeks Tour of the Americas on Solar Power

Eric Raymond flew across the U.S. in Sunseeker I on solar power in 21 hops in 1990.  He crossed the Alps between Germany and...

Alternative Energies

A new electric ultralight motorglider expands the boundaries of its category—and its plans can be downloaded free. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

Chip Yates is a man with a plan—to follow Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight in an all-electric plane. The flight’s planned for 2014; in the meantime, there are battery challenges to solve. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

Three new aircraft, Synergy, Pipistrel Panthera and Volta Volare, are pushing the innovation envelope with their propulsion systems, performance and fuel economy. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

Graphene “paper,” drag-racing electric motorcycles and hybrid aircraft were hot topics at the Electric Aircraft Symposium in Santa Rosa, California, and illustrated the progress being made in alternative energy sources. By Dean Sigler.

Alternative Energies

Electric vehicles and aircraft may be the future, but how will we create the energy to power them while minimizing environmental damage? By Dean Sigler.

Crossing the Atlantic: Low, Slow and on Electrical Power

Chip Yates, a championship motorcycle racer and winner of the 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb on a 258-horsepower electric motorcycle, is planning on making...

In Case You Missed it

Product Review: Garmin eLearning for the GPSMAP 696

Marc Cook tries out Garmins eLearning program for the GPSMAP 695/696.

Editor’s Log

Cycles of flight.

Aircraft Handling: Making the Compromises Work

Doug Rozendaal brings his considerable experience to a discussion of flight handling characteristics and his favorite aircraft. Among the factors designers consider are stability, control response, feel, personal preferences, FAA requirements, stick force, center of gravity, center of pressure, and the flight envelope. Every design is a compromise.

To Launch a Light Sport

The Jabiru engine is a thing of beauty to behold, and it’s one reason this builder bought this particular aircraft kit. Though the installation was relatively easy, it still required some thinking ahead; by Bob Fritz.