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Ken Scott is a longtime employee of Van's Aircraft and also a multi-airframe builder (RV-6, KK-1, RV-12) whose quest for new skills remains unabated. He lives with his wife, Camilla, on a residential airpark near Canby, Oregon.

How the RV-8 Came to Be

25 years ago, Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine.
Bull Moose

Meet the Bull Moose

All Moose, no bull—a throaty American V-8 motivates this outsized Canadian bush plane.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

It’s finally finished!
Rion Bourgeois (left) and Philip Groelz test the tank for leaks.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

What could possibly go wrong?

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The noisy end.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Assembling some assemblies.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Fleshing out the forward fuselage.

Making a Business out of a Metal Rod

Harmon Lange has made more landing gear legs than anybody.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The landing gear.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The endless tail.

In Case You Missed it

Viewfinder

Mark Cook revisits George Happs RANS S-19 project to see how the Rotax 914 installation has panned out.

An Immigrant’s Journey

Enchanted with the idea of building his own amphibian, Larry Woods came across a Ukrainian design, the Aeroprakt A-24, which seemed to fit the bill. After much research, he got a hold of a kit, built it, and then liked it so much that he became the Canadian distributor.

Light Stuff

The flight-test program for Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (ELSAs) is much different from the one Experimental/Amateur-Built kit builders would employ, but they both require a plan. By Dave Martin.

Know Your (Operating) Limitations

Experimental aircraft are issued "special" airworthiness certificates, and those come with specific operating limitations.