Recidivist readers will recall last month I went on a bender over a breeze in Mojave and how a single chock saved the day....
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...
Finding the right prop.
Here’s something new for me. Until my recently acquired GlaStar, I have never owned an airplane without an adjustable propeller. True, the Pulsar XP’s...
A lighter, more powerful engine gives the Lightning better performance.
Many popular aircraft kits utilize a sheet of aluminum to form the glareshield—that “shelf” located above the instrument panel and below the windshield. While this component provides a cover to the avionic components, it also can function as a mirror to send blinding sunlight into your eyes and block your vision. A more accurate description […]
It looks almost finished, but there’s still much to do before the jet is ready to fly.
Reliable transponder performance is critical in the ADS-B environment.
While I owned my Fisher FP-404 (“Restoring a Stored Homebuilt,” February 2017), I was using an Android smartphone running the free Avare navigation app for what limited cross-country flying I did with that plane. As it was a wooden plane, a homemade wooden holder for the smartphone seemed more in keeping with the wood structure […]
For a couple of hundred bucks, why argue about whether a handheld VHF com radio is worth having? Top-of-the-line tablets can cost five times as much and navigate with élan, but no com. The VHF market isn’t nearly so vibrant as things that run apps, but Sporty’s is out with a new one called the […]