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Kitplanes Magazine: Your Homebuilt Aircraft Authority. We cover topics relevant to anyone who has ever dreamed of building or owning a homebuilt experimental aircraft.

Zenith Workshops – Virtual and in Person

Zenith Aircraft is inviting future builders to join them for the next hands-on live virtual workshop next month from the comfort of your own...

Homebuilt Aircraft Feature and Capability Survey

Tell Us What You Think Experimental aircraft have long been about innovation and personalization. We know that from looking at the available designs and talking...

Archive: December 2002

Eighteen years ago this issue, we put Jack Harper’s single-seat Breezy derivative on the cover that also touted the 2003 kit buyer’s guide featuring...
Kitplanes November 2020

November 2020

On the cover: Two fresh-off-the-line NXCubs were flown near the company’s headquarters in Yakima, Washington, and photographed by Jon Bliss. Table of contents Tri-Power: Can CubCrafters make a tri-gear bush airplane a thing? Wittman Field: AirVenture comes to this place, not from this place. Mr. Bearhawk’s Wild Ride: Calm winds at the airport and clear […]
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KITPLANES – The Independent Voice for Homebuilt Aviation KITPLANES® magazine is the world’s #1 homebuilt aviation magazine. Written exclusively for enthusiasts like you, our editors pack each issue with need-to-know information on building, flying, designing and maintaining your own amateur-built category manned aircraft. Subscribe Today

Archive: October 2000

Our October 2000 issue featured the Stolp Starduster Too, a huge section on readers who had completed their airplanes and a closer look at...

New Products From Beringer

Beringer announced two new products for experimental aircraft - a double-shock suspension system which is supposed to reduce loads on the aircraft's landing gear...
Kitplanes October 2020

October 2020

On the cover: Chris Cram caught Glasair Aviation’s Randy Lervold at the helm of the company’s latest Sportsman iteration near Mount Baker in Washington. Table of contents Sportsman in Transition: A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman. Used—Van’s RV-7/7A: A worthy successor to the world’s most popular Experimental. Metal Vs. Wood: Part 1: A […]
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KITPLANES – The Independent Voice for Homebuilt Aviation KITPLANES® magazine is the world’s #1 homebuilt aviation magazine. Written exclusively for enthusiasts like you, our editors pack each issue with need-to-know information on building, flying, designing and maintaining your own amateur-built category manned aircraft. Subscribe Today

New LED-based instruments from Radiant Technology

Radiant Instruments introduced its new line of inexpensive, daylight-readable LED-based instruments. Designed to run off of standard 12 volts, this new line of instruments...

Archive: March 2009

Just three months into our yearlong 25th Anniversary year, we had a thoroughly reworked and completely exciting ViperJet on the cover. Lucky Doug Rozendaal,...

McGloon Sonex

First flight of Sonex N188DM (s.n. 0739) was on May 25, 2020. With about half a tank of gas the airplane accelerated quickly using...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Design process, part 3-how fast?

Thin-Wall Close-Quarters Sockets

Don't you hate it when the nut is so close to a rivet...

Kit Stuff

Rear Cockpit

Fuel follies.