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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.

The Panther

Excellent Performance, Easy on the Eyes and your Budget Single seat, Sport or LSA, tri-gear/taildragger, aerobatic, aluminum construction, factory welded steel forward fuselage, CNC machined...

B.C. Air Originals

FREE! Booklets showing how to make an airplane out of your favorite beverage CAN. 54 different airplane types to choose from. Get the Manuals in...

Airparts, Inc.

Supplying Quality Products for 52 Years Aircraft Aluminum • Coil • Sheet • Tubing • Extrusions • 4130 Steel • Stainless Hardware and Much More!...

AeroLEDs Aircraft Lighting

Think Bright. We Do. Pulsar NSP Navigation/Anti-Collision Strobe/Position Available in Certified or Experimental TSO approved No power supply required 30,000+ hour MTBF 5-year warranty Designed & manufactured...

Archive: October 1994

Our October 1994 issue led off with the “wet and wonderful” Seawind 3000 composite amphibian and a thorough flight test of Nat Puffer’s Cozy,...

Huneycutt RV-10

Our RV-10, affectionately named "Tess" slipped the surly bonds of earth for the first time on November 15th, 2019. The build took almost seven...
Kitplanes July 2020

August 2020

On the cover: Paul Dye pilots Valkyrie, his RV-8, near Hilltop Lakes, Texas. Photographed from the back seat of Danny King’s RV-8, Beautiful Doll, by Doug Reeves. Table of contents How the RV-8 Came to Be: Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine. Building and Flying an RV-8: […]
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2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races Canceled

The Reno Air Racing Association announced the cancellation of the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled for September 16-20, due to the ongoing...

Archive: November 1997

Ron Wanttaja sampled the still-new Van’s RV-8 for our cover story in the November 1997 issue. “Forget the Fat RV-4 idea; this is a...
Kitplanes July 2020

July 2020

On the cover: six kits for under $25,000. (Clockwise from upper left) Hummel H5, Van’s RV-4, Fisher Dakota Hawk, Aeromarine Merlin, Zenith CH 650 and Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Camel. Table of contents 17 Kits for Under $25K: Building economically can be done, but you’re going to be part of the cost savings. Retirement Project: A […]
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Page Turner

Every homebuilder knows how important it is to document your build to meet the FAAs 51% rule, but how you do it can range from handwritten notebooks to custom web sites detailing every rivet and pin stripe. By Marc Cook.

Jabiru Dipstick Removal Tool

The oil quantity in my Jabiru 2200 is just a little over two...

Garage Shop on Steroids

Garage shop on steroids.

Staying in the Game

It’s never been easy to afford flying, and it’s getting harder. As costs continue to rise, here are innovative ways to stay in the air.