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Kitplanes June 1999 cover.

Archive: June 1999

The Viking Cygnet was on the cover of our June 1999 issue. The plansbuilt design debuted at Oshkosh 1977 as Bert Sisler’s second design....
Kitplanes February 2021

February 2021

On the cover: RANS head honcho Randy Schlitter flies the factory S-7LS for Richard VanderMeulen’s camera way back in late 2011. The high-utility S-7, featured in our “Buying Used” article this month, looks as good today as it did then. 2021 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Power up! Find your perfect engine in our yearly powerplant directory. […]
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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

Lockwood is Hiring

While the pandemic of 2020 put a crimp in many activities, it hasn't been bad for all of the experimental aircraft industry—we've heard from...

Zenith STOL for Microsoft FlightSim

Microsoft Flight Simulator fans will have a new toy for Christmas this year. SimWorksStudios is set to release the Zenith STOL CH701 model featuring...

Homan Legal Eagle XL

I completed Legal Eagle XL SR 7-1/2, Snoopy's Revenge 7-1/2 in July of 2020. It is powered by a Verner 3V engine, with 42...
Kitplanes December 1998 Cover

Archive: December 1988

A Great Lakes biplane was on our December 1988 cover, and the issue contained our directory of all the homebuilts available for 1989—34 pages...
Kitplanes January 2021

January 2021

On the cover: Paul Dye and Rollie VanDorn enjoy a flight in the 315-hp Bearhawk 5 prototype. Photographed near St. George, Utah, by Richard VanderMeulen. Table of contents The Big Bearhawk: Bearhawk 5—more room, more horsepower…more everything. Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 6—Pieces and parts. Whirl Wind 300: Three blades at the speed […]
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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

Viljoen SubSonex

Andre Viljoen of Broulee, New South Wales, Australia took his SubSonex skyward on November 9 becoming the first SubSonex based outside of the United...

EAA Homebuilders Week

Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to aviation enthusiasts everywhere during the first EAA Homebuilders Week.

Story RANS S-20

We started the RANS build with a kit order in December 2014. In April 2015 I convinced my friend Chris to help go retrieve...

In Case You Missed it

Ticket to Fly. IFR or No?

Like hundreds of fellow enthusiasts, the weather kept us out of Oshkosh 2019 on...

Buying a Used Homebuilt: Different Types

Fly before you buy, factory support, engines, and Light Sport.

Transatlantic Homebuilt

Los Angeles to England in an RV-8.

Leters

Wag-A-BondRay Hill has built one beautiful airplane . However, the author, Dan Horton seems...