Lancair Evolution

Lancair Aircraft is revolutionizing its already successful turboprop line of kits with the new Evolution, a 750-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney-PT6A-powered, carbon-fiber composite, 380-mph four-seater to be available later this year.

A Sign of the Zodiac (Part 4)

Builder Rick Lindstrom’s Zenith Zodiac 601 XL project continues as the Corvair engine is installed and the panel takes shape. Lindstrom selects instruments and avionics for his project and uses templates to plan the panel.

A Futuristic Anachronism

Ultimate experimenter Paul Lipps has used his own homebuilt, a Lancair 320, as a test bed for his many innovations, which include reflexed flaps, an ultra-long pitot tube for more accurate readings, a solar-powered fan for the cockpit, a cowl scoop for ultra cooling of the magneto, extremely close clearances between the spinner and the prop, and a one-of-a-kind propeller.

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

Unairworthy

Inadequate rudder stop.

Ask the DAR

Are computer software programs sufficient documentation of a build, and what do you do when a DARs request seems unreasonable?

Ask the DAR

Two engines, one prop; ownership without a sales receipt; ultralight registered as E/A-B.

SubSonex

The practical jet age arrives.