Start Building Your Aircraft With a Subkit

Deciding to build an aircraft does not have to be one big, final decision.

Hang Up!

I have been flying my RV-9 for 14 years and a thousand hours. You would think that by now I’d have this figured out,...

Check Ride Chalk Talk

I think it is safe to assume that the vast majority of our readers have taken a check ride “practical test” at least once...

Broken Battery Hold-Down Bracket

This battery hold-down bracket was discovered in an RV-10 during a condition inspection. It is a very serious safety issue that probably needs no...

Archive: June 1995

A turbocharged Pelican was on our cover of this issue. Inside, LeRoy Cook reported on the French homebuilt design’s kinship to the Cessna 150...

Electric Flight From Behind the Wheel

It’s safe to assume few of us have flown via electric power at this point, while some of us have no doubt taken a spin in an electric car.

Droning About the Future

Elsewhere in this issue, we’ve taken a few pages to consider the future of homebuilding, a composite sketch of sorts based on interviews and...

The Future of Homebuilding: Engines

The future is going to look a lot like the present when it comes to Experimental aircraft engines. Sorry to be so mundane about...

The Future of Homebuilding: Avionics

I mean, how much better should avionics really get for what we use them for? I’ll hold short of saying we’ve reached market saturation...

The Future of Homebuilding: Builders

If we could magically transport a modern homebuilder back to the 1960s, they would probably be amazed at just how far we have come....

In Case You Missed it

Shopping for a Second-Hand Project

Bargains are out there, but do your homework before writing a big check.

What’s New

Garmin expands online training and Sky-Tec introduces ST5 starters for Continentals. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Completion Secrets

Selecting the right build location, having a solid plan and making a realistic budget are just a few of the things you can do to keep your project on track.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.