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Jon Croke

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As the founder of HomebuiltHELP.com, Jon Croke has produced instructional videos for Experimental aircraft builders for over 10 years. He has built (and helped others build) over a dozen kit aircraft of all makes and models. Jon is a private pilot and currently owns and flies a Zenith Cruzer.

Fairings for Zenith Aircraft

Zenith Aircraft announced a line of wing strut fairings for its popular high-wing kit aircraft. They can be installed by the builder after the plane...

Watch Where You’re Going!

You can track on a smartphone or laptop the flight paths of Experimental aircraft as they fly in real time.

Don’t Get Stuck!

Have you ever found yourself in over your head when it comes to taking on a big project?

Are Your Wings in the Right Spot?

If you haven’t yet decided on whether to pick a high- or low-wing aircraft kit to build, you might wonder how other builders have...

Start Building Your Aircraft With a Subkit

Deciding to build an aircraft does not have to be one big, final decision.

I Need Help—Where Do I Look?

Building an aircraft kit is a complicated undertaking and few builders succeed entirely by themselves. A builder’s primary guidance is to follow the plans...

Tidy Up with Adel Clamps

There is so much to learn by simply observing the handiwork of others. Some builders are just plain creative when it comes to organizing...

Keeping It Simple and Affordable

The freedom to roll your own electrical system means you can make things very simple or very complex as desired.

Clearly the Same?

There are two materials that are commonly used for homebuilt windshields and windows: Lexan and Plexiglas.

Warm Up Your Engine This Winter

Count yourself fortunate if you live in a region where winter does not bring average nightly temperatures much below freezing! For the rest of...

In Case You Missed it

Alternative Energies

Great predictions about the advent of reliable, readily available and affordable electric aircraft have come and gone. How far away are we? By Dean Sigler.

A Matter of Survival

If your aircraft turns in to a smoldering pile of ash and your gear happens to be in the baggage compartment, well…what you’ve got is what you’ve got.

Pole to Pole!

Around the world over both poles (part 2).

The Big Bearhawk

Bearhawk 5: more room, more horsepower…more everything.