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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.

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...

Eric Joern’s Kitfox Super Sport

After attending AirVenture three times, watching my brother build his Kitfox and getting to know the folks at the Kitfox factory, I decided Kitfox...

Holliston LongEZ

NX666DV is the second Long EZ I've built from plans. The first one, SPEEDRACER flew me around for 1,500 hours over 10 years and...

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Letters

Belt Tension ReferenceIn the June issue of KITPLANES® on page 34, the reference for...

The Home Machinist, Part 6

Paying attention to the working environment and maintaining machining tools in tip-top shape can yield a more polished finished product, while also making the fabrication process easier.

Aero ‘lectrics

Winging it with LEDs.

Becoming a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)

The long road to issuing airworthiness certificates.