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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.

Huttinger Zenith CH 750 STOL

When I made the decision to purchase the kit after attending a rudder workshop in November of 2015, I envisioned a three-year process at...
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eXenos Electric Motorglider

Paul Dye describes what's new and what's cool with the Gabriel DeVault Xenos motorglider powered by an electric motor.

Archive: October 1997

A sleek Lancair IV-P was on our October 1997 cover along with the blurb promising an over-gulf trip from Florida to Mexico.

July 2021

On the cover: While testing two of the latest three-blade composite props, Paul Dye photographed his RV-8 with a Hartzell Explorer and Whirl Wind WW-300 on the nose. Table of contents Three Vs. Three: A rare chance to get solid numbers on two new-generation composite props. One Piece at a Time: Les Krumel invested 22 […]
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Metal Magic: Driving and Squeezing Countersunk Rivets

Paul Dye explains how to both drive and squeeze flush rivets and offers handy tips to getting good, repeatable results.

SkyPolaris – A Record Breaking Global Flight

Fans of our three-part series Around the World and Over Both Poles about Michel Gordillo's polar rounding flight in his Van's RV-8 will be...
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Metal Magic: Dimpling and Countersinking

Before you can start driving countersunk rivets, you need to know how to dimple or countersink aluminum.

Remembering Chris Heintz

Chris Heintz was a life-long advocate for the advancement and promotion of recreational flying.

Archive: April 1998

On our April 1998 cover was the sleek, motorglider-esque Europa. Actually, not just one but three of them, celebrating the latest Europa XS model,...

June 2021

On the cover: Too much fun! Joe Norris enjoys a flight in Sonex Aircraft’s turbocharged Waiex-B prototype. Photographed near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, by Mariano Rosales. Table of contents Buying Used—Sonex and Waiex: What you need to know when shopping for these Sonex Aircraft models. Return to Flight: A GlaStar’s Titan IO-340’s tale of tweaks and temptations. […]
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Tips for a smooth tabletop.

Stearns Stuff

Clean, fast, and composite, the KIS TR-1 makes a fine cruiser. There just aren't many of them.

Super Duty!

Zenith takes the STOL CH 750 up a notch.

Hear the Hum?

Whats the buzz? David Ullman looks at the past, present and future of the electric airplane.