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Mark Phelps

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.
Verhees D2 (Photo: Erik Brouwer)

Verhees D2

The dream of the delta is alive in Belgium.

SubSonex-Based Unmanned Twin-Jet Revealed As Low-Cost Military UAV

Aircraft builders with an active imagination might see a new twin-engine SubSonex in this photo, but don't count on it. Sonex has been open...

ScaledBirds Radial-Powered Curtiss P-36 60% Replica

An airplane-loving design student’s senior project gave rise to a family business dedicated to building scaled replica fighters “the right way.” ScaledBirds is a...

Hartzell’s Presence At Sun ‘n Fun Focuses On Backcountry Flying

Hartzell Propeller’s focus at its Sun ‘n Fun display is backcountry flying, including its carbon fiber Trailblazer and aluminum Voyager props. Hartzell tech experts,...

In Case You Missed it

Risky Business

Unforeseeable risks in kit aircraft projects. By Sid Mayeux.

Firewall Forward: Baffling

In the final installment of KITPLANES Firewall Forward, editor at large Paul Dye takes...

Ask the DAR

KR-2 as LSA, overweight ultralights, pre-cover inspections.

Home Shop Machinist

The lathey guy’s guide to work holding.