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Mark Schrimmer

Mark Schrimmer
Mark is executive editor at KITPLANES®. When he’s not working on the magazine, you’ll find him in the garage slowly making progress on his second homebuilt project, a Van’s RV-12iS. Mark is also an instrument-rated private pilot and previously owned a Piper Warrior II.

RV Maintenance by the Book

Vic Syracuse’s latest guide is a must-have for RV owners.

Book Review: Are Your Nuts Tight?

Vic Syracuse has written two definitive guides to Experimental Aircraft Pre-Buys and Condition Inspections.

Hoover Farewell Fanfare

Lieutenant General Jimmy Doolittle described Robert A. "Bob" Hoover as "the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived." He was also among the...

What Is It?

This has to be one of the most unusual STOL planes ever. Powered by a 180-hp Lycoming IO-360 turning a Hartzell constant-speed prop, this...

What is it?

This aircraft was designed in 1962 to set speed records for 500-kilogram airplanes. Powered by a 100-hp Continental O-200A, the pusher configuration was used...

Sport Performance Aviation announces Corvair Stroker Engine.

Sport Performance Aviation LLC (SPA) unveiled their long anticipated Corvair 3.3L Stroker engine at EAA AirVenture. The engine uses a stroked version of SPA's...

New Garmin Radios Debut in Van's RV-12

Garmin's Team-X has been quietly developing a new unit to replace their SL-40. Van's Aircraft, Inc. has been testing the new GTR200 com radio/intercom...

Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. announces new AOA Pro III

Advanced Flight Systems Inc. has introduced a new probe-based angle-of-attack system based on their proven AOA System. The AOA Pro III uses a super-bright...

GRT Now Shipping Val Avionics Remote Nav Radio

GRT Avionics is now shipping Val Avionics remote nav and com radios to be used with the HXr, GRT’s large-screen electronic flight instrumentation...

Sonex Aircraft Accepting Deposits for SubSonex Personal Jet

Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced that kit reservation deposits are now being accepted for the SubSonex Personal Jet. A $10,000 refundable deposit will allow customers...

In Case You Missed it

Leaking Lycs

In truth, all engines can leak. Here’s how to deal with it.

Ask the DAR

Can a homebuilt whose core is a certified airplane fuselage ever be seen as an Experimental?

Build Your Own Optical Tach

An inexpensive remote tachometer you can set on your instrument panel.

Buzzwords: Maneuvering Speed

Ed Kolano unravels some of the misconceptions of the oft-misunderstood term, “maneuvering speed,” and explains the implications for pilots of homebuilt aircraft.