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Bob Nuckolls and Morrie Hummel Inducted into EAA Hall of Fame

Notable contributors to the world of homebuilts were inducted into EAA's Sport Aviation Halls of Fame on November 7 during a ceremony at the...

Walker Zodiac CH640 – “Bluebird”

I’ve always enjoyed woodworking and working with my hands. After building a regulator clock from a kit, then building a dulcimer from an instrument...

Zenith Aircraft Workshops at DeLand

Zenith Aircraft Company is returning to the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase with kit aircraft assembly demonstrations and its popular hands-on workshop sessions. At the Zenith...

New Online Builder’s Log From EAA

The Experimental Aircraft Association introduced a new, online EAA Builder's Log, free for all EAA members, to use to document projects and demonstrate compliance...

Machin Zenith 601XLB

After about 10 years of stop-start building (funny how life gets in the way of the important stuff) I finally finished up I got...

December 2019

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To (VHF) Nav or Nav Not

A KITPLANES Roundtable Technologies develop, sometimes slowly over time, with the kind of sloth that makes you wake up one day, see an evolved landscape,...

Dirk Verdonck’s Sonex Onex

I completed my Sonex Onex in March 2019. Building started in 2013 and during a period of 5 years, I spent 1800 hours on...

Sparrow Fokker D VII

Dear Kitplanes, here’s a great sunset to complement my Aerodrome Airplanes 80% scale Fokker D VII. It was completed in January 2016, and inspected...

Fly the Zenith STOL CH 701 Flight Sim

Lionheart Creations Ltd. released the Zenith STOL CH 701 “Sky Jeep” aircraft design for Lockheed Martin’s PREPAR3D (P3D) flight simulator. A project two years...