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Paul Bertorelli

Paul Bertorelli
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Paul Bertorelli is Editor at Large at Belvoir Media Group which publishes Kitplanes Magazine, The Aviation Consumer and AVweb.com. He was formerly the editor of IFR. Paul's an ATP-CFII-MEI.
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What Was New at DeLand?

Last weekend the final trade show of the season kicked off in DeLand, Florida, and Paul Bertorelli was there to find out what’s new...
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AeroVonics AV-20 and AV-30 Review

A New Mexico start-up called AeroVonics rolled out the most innovative panel-mount electronic displays we’ve seen in quite some time. The instruments are designed...

Rotaxs 915 iS is Ready to Roll

Its got a great power-to-weight ratio, but also a complex installation procedure. Don't be surprised if it inspires a new design or two. By Paul Bertorelli.
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Sport Expo: Building Airplanes Is Getting Easier

Last week, just as I was girding to launch into the savage hinterlands of central Florida where Sebring is situated, I got a note...

Super Legend HP

The ASTM Titan engine finds another home in a new kit from American Legend. And yeah, its a hotrod. By Paul Bertorelli.
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TruTrak Eco Autopilot Demonstration

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, TruTrak showed its new Eco autopilot. KITPLANES' Paul Bertorelli had a look at it and prepaid this video report.
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Lancair Piston Evolution Video

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Lancair flew in both versions of its flagship Evolution, one turbine and one piston. The piston version has the Lycoming IE2 electronic engine. Kitplanes interviewed Kevin Eldredge and prepared this video report as part of our Sun 'n Fun coverage.
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Dynon’s New Skyview SE

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Dynon continued to push into the world of non-certified avionics with its SkyView SE, a less expensive version of its popular SkyView EFIS system. Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.
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Flying Just’s Titan-Powered SuperSTOL

At Sun 'n Fun 2016, Just Aircraft is showing off its new Titan-powered SuperSTOL XL. Harrison Smith took Paul Bertorelli for a half-day demo flight in the new airplane, and here's his video report.
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Six Reasons to be a Homebuilder

Kitplanes magazine editor-in-chief Paul Dye is a former NASA flight director, but he's also a passionate homebuilder, currently working on a Dream Tundra. At...

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Prefab Choices

If you're contemplating buying a used homebuilt, consider the mission, find a mentor, review the logbooks and, most importantly, take your time. By Marc Cook.

Insurance Update: Experimentals and LSAs

Despite recent economic traumas, the aviation insurance industry has continued to support Experimental and LSA aircraft. The keys for the builder/pilot? Proficiency, training, and availability of parts and service for the airplane.

Practical Electrical

Wire termination science, part 1.

Wind Tunnel

Prop momentum theory.