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Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 15

Prepping for paint.

Through the Smoke: Seeing the Unlimiteds

One story of Reno 2022 was the poor visibility caused by wildfires nearby. By Friday, changes to the schedule began to take hold and...

A View From the Pylons

The Reno Air Races have had a few days of qualifying for the various race classes and had their first day of actual heat...

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 14

Wrapping up Phase I flight testing.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 12

We have finally arrived at the “last 10%” of our RANS S-21 Outbound build—our to-do list whittled to a handful of items. In many...

RANS Fly-In and Open House Was a Success

Several vendors were on hand including SteinAir, Garmin, Rotax, Edge Performance and Stewart Systems (water-based paint for aircraft) to answer questions and participate in...

In Case You Missed it


Why we need regulated voltage in our aircraft and how zener diodes, resistors, transistors and semiconductors help us get there.

Editor’s Log

Editor Mary Bernard introduces the new “Build It Better” series by Paul Dye and praises Kitfox Aircraft for its ongoing development efforts.

Big Talk

The standalone com radio lives on—smarter, more flexible and affordable than ever.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.