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KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 30 years. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

Van’s Introduces New IO-390 Variant for RV-14, Plus Updates to RV-10...

A more powerful, lighter-weight variant of the angle-valve IO-390 has become available for the two-seat RV-14/A. Called the IO-390-EXP119, the engine is rated at...

Many Garmin Web Services Down (UPDATED)

Update: On Monday, July 27, Garmin had a formal announcement on the system outages. Garmin Ltd. today announced it was the victim of a cyber...

Garmin, Dynon Announce Virtual AirVenture Events

With the cancellation of AirVenture this year, companies are stepping up to provide customers and prospects with a way to connect through “educational webinars...

American Legend Aircraft Introduces “Mother of All Cubs”

American Legend Aircraft has developed an “extreme” version of its popular experimental/amateur-built Cub it’s calling the MOAC, for “Mother of all Cubs.” Boasting more...

Watch this SPOT

A funny thing happened on the way to the coast. I’ve been flying with the Garmin GNX 375 GPS/transponder for a few months now....

A Hole Where an Airshow Should Be

EAA’s decision to cancel AirVenture 2020 as a precaution against the coronavirus has created a tremendous ripple effect. Not only are your travel and...

Glasair Aviation Takes “COVID Pause”

Announcing a “proactive business strategy,” Glasair Aviation, maker of the Sportsman Experimental, says it is furloughing its production and builder-assist staff while retaining a...

A Lesson in Control(s)

This is a story of a simple thing overlooked. It involves a basic concept of aircraft construction and maintenance that I have shared with...

The Value of Heeding Directions

As builders, we are generally good at doing the research: reading directions, poring over plans and diagrams and generally trying to figure stuff out...
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Bearhawk 5: An Interview With Mark Goldberg

We interview Bearhawk's Mark Goldberg to find out how the newest six-seat model - Bearhawk 5 came to be.

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Light Aircraft Fuel System Design

Part 2-Every component is there for a good reason!

Vortex Generators on an RV-8

Do they really make a difference?

Design Process: Landing Gear, Part 5

For the past few editions of Wind Tunnel, we’ve been exploring the factors that...

Buying Your First Homebuilt Aircraft

Building isn't the only path to owning an Experimental aircraft.