Oshkoshs Homebuilt Parking Crew

Bringing you safely to final stop…and off again.

Bond…Click Bond

Building a better nut plate.

Building the Bearhawk LSA

Assembling some assemblies.

Dare To Be Bare

After checking with a variety of aluminum polishing aficionados, author Bob Fritz came up with a winning combination for maintaining the shine on metal airplanes. He details not only which products to use, but also how to use them for maximum effectiveness with minimal elbow grease.

What’s the Future of Homebuilding?

Some builders of Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft are builders in name only, deferring primary construction of the aircraft to the pros. So concluded the FAA, which is determined to clamp down on those who would flout the 51% rules. What does it mean to regular homebuilders? Those who are building now will be unaffected, but for future builders, the FAAs guidance revisions could be significant.

Supercharged F-1 Rocket

While builder Wolfgang Meyn loved the F-1 Rocket quickbuild kit, things got a little more complicated (and exciting) when he decided to add an Aero Supercharger Solutions supercharger teamed up with a modified Airflow Performance fuel-injection system; by Ed Wischmeyer.

Cable-Exit Fairings

Don't let unsightly cable-exit holes spoil the look or performance of your aircraft.

To Launch a Light Sport

Bob Fritz uses a couple of HVLP paint guns in preparation for painting his Jabiru J250. Which one is the top gun?

More Than You Bargained For

It doesn't take a fortune to get a homebuilt aircraft completed and flying, and we look at a few designs that prove the point. By Marc Cook and Mary Bernard.

Ask the DAR

Can you use Function Code 33 to amend Experimental aircraft limitations and flight-test locations?

In Case You Missed it

Homebuilt Accidents-When the Prop Stops

Too many accidents start with a stoppage.

To Launch A Light Sport

Author Bob Fritz got the bad news that he would likely not pass his FAA medical and was faced with a choice: Finish the RV he was working on and resign himself to flying with a partner, or try to find a suitable Light Sport Aircraft that he could build and fly solo. In this first installment in the series, he details his search for the right design and reveals the decision he ultimately made.

From the Inside Out

In an attempt to build a two-place LSA, one would-be builder starts with the seat. By John Mackay.

Ask the DAR

Combining parts from multiple kits, N-numbers, using an amphibian for land-only training.