Build Your Skill: Composites, Part 5

In this series installment, author Bob Fritz takes you through the basics of building a carbon fiber tank, including measuring, layout, patterns, cutting, epoxy-flox application, sanding, sawing, epoxying and finish work.

Two Weeks to Taxi

Welcome to the first of what we expect to be many web-based updates on KITPLANES big project for the year, the construction of a...

Build Your Skills: Metal, Part 2

How to meld with metal and bash rivets without blood or tears; by Dan Checkoway.

Building a RotorWay 162F, Part 4

Part 4 of 8: Installing Controls

Metal Workshop Setup

KITPLANES Magazine, March 2003 Every great homebuilt starts with a comfortable and efficient workshop.By Ken Scott So you've met the homebuilt airplane of your...

First Time Builders

Here's how to maximize your chance of success.

In Case You Missed it

Antennas According to Jim (Ch. 2)

Aero 'lectrics.

Quickly Trimming a Glass Layup

An easy way to prevent painful punctures to your fingers.

Archive: March 2009

Just three months into our yearlong 25th Anniversary year, we had a thoroughly reworked...

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook offers an appreciation for Steve Wittmans ingenious design and the community of those who build from plans.