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Eric Stewart is designing and building the SR-1, a speed plane for setting records in the FAI c-1a/0 category (takeoff weight less than 661 pounds, including pilot and fuel). You can see more at facebook.com/TheSR1Project, including additional photos and videos of the subjects in this series of articles.

Shining a Light on DarkAero

Ryley, Keegan and River Karl provide a behind-the-scenes view of the DarkAero 1.

DarkAero Keeps It Light

The Karl brothers bring a new carbon fiber speedster to market.

Testing, Testing!

Part 3: Testing components and assemblies.

Testing, Testing!

Part 2: Determining Material Properties

Testing, Testing!

Part 1: Wing Static Load Test

Sail By Wire

Paulo Iscold's Nixus sailplane debuts a fly-by-wire control system.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Wheel pants and gear fairings, part 2.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Wheel pants and gear fairings.

Paulo Iscold’s Nixus Fly by Wire Sailplane Project

Paulo Iscold's Nixus put air under its wings for the first time March 4 at Castle Airport (formerly Air Force Base) in Merced, California....

On a Roll

Beringer Aero takes wheels, brakes, and landing gear to new heights.

In Case You Missed it

Around the Patch

Taking a measured, conservative approach to the development of new technologies and basing decisions on real-world experience rather than hearsay is the best way to move forward in homebuilding.

Aero ‘lectrics

Be a fan fan.

Durand Reinstatement

Planning a kit for the unique Mark V negative-stagger biplane.

Love the One You’re With

Once you finish building a project, it's tempting to second-guess whether you should have done something different, or perhaps waited for the next gen of a new technology to make an appearance. But flying two differently powered Sportsman aircraft gave Editor in Chief Marc Cook a new appreciation for his own airplane and its more than adequate capabilities.