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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.

Sun ‘n Fun Postponed Until May 5-10

Sun ‘n Fun has been postponed until May 5 to 10, 2020 on concerns over the spread of Covid-19. According to Tampa’s foxnews13, the city of Lakeland made the announcement on Friday morning. As of Friday afternoon, the Sun ‘n Fun organization hadn’t returned our calls and e-mails for details on the rescheduling, but some […]

Sporty’s PJ2

For a couple‭ ‬of hundred bucks‭, ‬why‭ ‬argue about whether a handheld VHF‭ ‬com radio is worth having‭? ‬Top-of-the-line tablets can cost five times as much and navigate with‭ élan, but no com. The VHF market isn’t nearly so vibrant as things that run apps, but Sporty’s is out with a new one called the […]
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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 in both the LSA and Experimental markets. Check out this video.
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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 to fit into existing instrument panel round cutouts. In this video, Paul Bertorelli wrings them out in the most ludicrously overequiped Cub in the universe.

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 from Sebastien Heintz, of Zenith Aircraft. At the Sport Aviation Expo, he wanted me to build a rudder from one of the company’s new match-hole kits because he wished to make […]

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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Lithium vs. Lead-Acid—the bench tests.

When Noahs Ark was an RV-9A

They have more in common than you might think. By Joetta Schneider.

Maintenance Matters

Changing your oil.

What’s New

Lights, engines, action. Kuntzleman Electronics debuts landing-taxi-recognition LED lights; the Sherpa flies again behind the K650 Honeywell turbine; and Fisher Flying Products gets ready to resume production from its new factory in Ontario, Canada. Edited by Mary Bernard.