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Marvelous Mustangs

Titan adds new engines and a B-style fuselage option to the T-51. By Patrick Panzera.

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.

2014 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.

2013 Engine Buyer’s Guide

The outlook for the alternative engine market for Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft is positive, and there are new additions since last year—even more reason to join the auto-conversion club. By Patrick Panzera.

Unusual Attitude

If you want to install an alternative engine in your aircraft, make sure you've thought through the issues of weight, thrust line, cooling and cowling. By Patrick Panzera.

2012 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

If you’re in the market for an auto-conversion engine for your homebuilt aircraft, here’s a definitive guide to the options. By Patrick Panzera.

Guest Editorial

Patrick Panzera explains some specific formulas he uses to see if an engine’s claimed numbers pass muster.

The State of Auto Conversions

We take a look at the current auto-engine conversions for homebuilt aircraft. By Patrick Panzera.

Fuelventure 400

Last years Copperstate Fly-In was the occasion for a race where speed was only one of the factors in winning. By Patrick Panzera.

In Case You Missed it

25th Anniversary: Engines of Change

In the days of the Wright brothers, the Flyer would have been impossible had the boys not endeavored to develop their own powerplant. While the Experimental/Amateur-Built movement has been carried aloft by versions of certified aircraft engines, the alternative engine movement has provided viable options for builders. By Marc Cook.

Ask the DAR

One fuel gauge for two tanks, becoming the builder of record, converting a Europa to LSA.

Inside KITPLANES: How We Do Aerial Photography

Marc Cook explains the nuts-and-bolts of how we achieve the aerial photography that appears in the magazine, and offers a few pointers on how to capture your own plane in flight.

Firewall Forward

Here’s what you need to know to get your engine controls—propeller, throttle, mixture, carburetor heat, cabin heat—placed correctly and working properly.