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Makes You Go Hmmm

Rotary-engine enthusiast Paul Lamar details the benefits and efficiencies of using rotary power for homebuilt aircraft.

Return of the Turbo-Compound

Everything old is new again. Paul Lamar looks at the turbo-compound engine, developed in the post-WW-II era. Thrown over for jet engines, it may yet hold promise today as we search for more energy efficient ways to get the most out of increasingly expensive fuel.

In Case You Missed it

Down to Earth

An Alaskan cruise provides a perfect excuse to cross the country in an RV-10, from Florida to Washington, to board the ship. By Amy Laboda.

Getting Started on the GlaStar Project

Starting on the wings and ordering more parts.

A Higher Velocity

Marc Cook reviews the new twin-turbo Velocity TXL from Velocity Aircraft. Among the benefits of the new configuration, which includes two Garrett turbochargers on the Continental engine, is power that keeps performance consistent well into higher altitudes-to the tune of 250 knots at FL250.

Taildragger!

The RV-14 many have been waiting for.