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Kitplanes April 2020

April 2020

On the cover: Scott McDaniels pilots his RV-6A near the Van’s Aircraft factory in Oregon. Scott—who works at Van’s in the company’s prototype shop—carefully rebuilt the airplane, which he acquired after it had been damaged. Photographed by Ed Hicks near Portland, Oregon.
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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.
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Planepower FlySafe FS Series Alternators

Lightweight, primary/standby alternators are designed to meet the electrical power demands of new-generation glass panel homebuilt and experimental aircraft.

Young Eagles Program Surpasses 2.2 Million Kids Flown

The biggest youth aviation education program ever created reached a milestone as the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program surpassed 2.2 million kids flown...
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How the Pros Do It: How Diamond Builds Composite Airplanes

Just like the homebuilder in the garage but with expensive tooling and more friends than you can muster on a Saturday to help with...

March 2020

On the cover: Paul Dye and Nick Otterback enjoy an early morning flight in the Arion Lightning 340. Photographed by Richard VanderMeulen near Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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Bearhawk Companion Deliveries Begin

In a press release today, Bearhawk Aircraft announced the deliveries of the first two Bearhawk Companion kits. The new Bearhawk Companion is a side-by-side...
SubSonex JSX-2T

Two-Seat SubSonex JSX-2T Progress Update

The two-seat SubSonex JSX-2T project was announced just before AirVenture 2019 receiving a positive reception during the show, and in the months since. A...

Norton Sonex

This Sonex project was purchased for its cross-country speed and the possibility for aerobatics. I hung a new solid-lifter Jabiru 3300 engine on the...

Hartzell Engine Technologies Streamlines Plane-Power Supply

Under the partnership agreement with Lycoming, beginning January 06, 2020, Lycoming factory overhauled and rebuilt engines will no longer be shipped to the end-customer...

Burns Glasair Sportsman

Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N313E was completed in 2019 after four years of building. It is equipped with a Superior IO-360 and constant-speed prop. The...

In Case You Missed it

Engine Beat

What are your options to get the annual condition inspection done when you're not the original builder of the aircraft? By Steve Ells.

AKIA Industry Insights

Advice to designers and one designer’s response. By Richard VanGrunsven.

Field Notes on an Installation

What you need to consider before installing Garmins new GTN 650/750 series navigators in your homebuilt.

Bearhawk LSA

Simple and light—very light: The Bearhawk LSA is the latest addition to the Bearhawk family, the culmination of decades of design experience.