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Tech-Built Skyot

John Roberts used modern CAD technology to update an old-school design. By Tom Dubroullet.

In Case You Missed it

Lancair ES-P

Robert Simon had the distinction of building the first Lancair ES-P to fly. But the process wasn’t without its challenges. The ES-P employs the cabin design and structure of the pressurized, retractable Lancair IV-P, but has a larger wing and fixed gear. During the build, Simon also deviated from the base design with changes that required factory support to accomplish. Not only did he learn much, he ultimately got the plane he needed; by Dave Higdon.

Ask the DAR

Builders liability, N-number placement, qualifying for an E/A-B repairman certificate.

Samurai Homebuilder

Using a Japanese pull saw on your aircraft project.

Safety Is No Accident: Buying a Previously Owned, Flying Homebuilt

Ron Wanttaja looks at the accident data to determine whether its safer to buy than build an Experimental, and he identifies the key factors to ensuring a successful outcome.