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Bob Chambers, a.k.a. Robrucha is the one contributor who has been published in every KITPLANES® issue since the magazine's first issue in 1984. His book, “Out of the Basement,” featuring 209 of his aviation cartoons (most of them from KITPLANES® and in color), was published in 2013.

Adequate Supply

How to keep your engine happy.

KitStuff

In many ways, Robrucha’s cartoons are as much a part of KITPLANES® as the airplanes themselves. Through the years, his clever, classy, always humorous...

The Perils of Cartooning About Avionics

Whenever I try to cartoon about avionics, all I get is resistance.

Human-Powered Planes

Kit Stuff

We have to winterize everything!
Kitstuff - Genesis of a project

Kit Stuff: Genesis of a Project

In the beginning was the dream!

Kit Stuff: The Grandfather of the UAV

Drawing on experience: The Grandfather of the UAV

Kit Stuff

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Aerodynamics Engineer Barnaby Wainfan dissects one of the most common and possibly least understood flight maneuvers: turns.

Building Before Kits

Ray Allen reminisces about building a Midget Mustang from scratch. By Ray Allen.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

The landing gear.

Rocket Life

All it took for author Doug Rozendaal to gain additional respect for his F-1 EVO Rocket was a couple of months without it. Even though he didn’t have to go cold turkey and had other airplanes to fly, they weren’t the same. He offers an appreciation for airplanes with that fighter feeling.