Testing, Testing!

Part 1: Wing Static Load Test

Tough Spot

How to install a hardpoint in a cored composite panel.
N82EZ Long-EZ

It Don’t Come Easy

After 13 years, Allen Floyd builds a Grand Champion Long-EZ.

The Art of Assembly

The day will come when all of your engine’s parts come home from their exciting trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Remember that, in the last...

First Start

This GlaStar’s new Titan engine comes to life.


Take a deep breath–it can be fixed.

Do-It-Yourself Camera Mount

Homebuilt aircraft struts often require a homebuilt mount.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 8

Feeding the beast.

Powering a Mystery

Lockheed Conestoga/Kudu + Chevy V-8 = StarMaster.

Twelve Months to Takeoff

The first customer-built Zenith CH 750 SD takes to the sky.

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

Roy Beisswenger discusses a rational path for owners of sport aircraft to become commercially rated.

Kit Stuff

Editor’s Log

Know your (operating) limitations.


In many ways, Robrucha’s cartoons are as much a part of KITPLANES® as the...