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Louise Hose

Louise Hose
Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

Win Some, Lose Some

Tsamsiyu and my flight from the Lake Tahoe area to Oshkosh was just about perfect. We were blessed with clear skies, modest tailwind, and...

A Unique Cub

Byung Lee has a nostalgia for the old and historic but also demands many of the amenities of modern life and his unique homebuilt...

Serious About Cooling

Someone is serious about cooling. We assume these lead to blast tubes. Just how big is the alternator on this RV?

The Duflunkee Cub

Out on Row 321, in Homebuilt Camping, there is a modest little plane painted white with brown and gold and strutting 31” tundra tires....

The Start of a Long Day

Our community relies on the generous time devoted by EAA Tech Counselors and Flight Advisors to ensure good builds and safe first flights. Part...

2022 One Week Wonder Now Appearing

There is no One Week Wonder project this year (the next one is planned for 2026) but you can find the 2022 version in...

Standing Room Only

When KITPLANES’s Editor-at-Large gives a presentation, you can pretty much count on a standing-room-only crowd. Yesterday in the Homebuilders Hangar was no exception when...

The Homebuilt Count

Four-hundred six airplanes were tied down in Homebuilt Parking and 487 in Homebuilt Camping last night. That was a total of 893 airplanes, almost...

Ken Rieder of Redline Airshows Featured at Van’s Banquet

Ken Rieder of Redline Airshows was the featured speaker at the annual Van’s Aircraft banquet at the Nature Pavilion Tuesday night. The evening started...

The Super Guppy Turbine (or SGT)

The only flying example of a very special, “experimental” airplane is on display at Boeing Plaza and we had the opportunity to tour it...

In Case You Missed it

Stressing Structure

Crashworthy design overview.

Ask the DAR

Two engines, one prop; ownership without a sales receipt; ultralight registered as E/A-B.

Mounting On a Curve

A long time ago, when homebuilders began installing Garmin 430s—the most popular IFR GPS/nav/com...
Kitplanes December 1998 Cover

Archive: December 1988

A Great Lakes biplane was on our December 1988 cover, and the issue contained...