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

Crewing at Reno

A window into air racing.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir presses the venerable LM317 variable voltage regulator (plus a few other parts) into service as a way to juice up a discharged battery.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Sequoia Falco: Wings of Desire

Ten years of meticulous workmanship and a daughters dedication combined to result in a stellar example of a Sequoia Falco F.8L. Builder John Shipler enjoyed the fruits of his labor before his health declined, and his daughter Kris has continued to fly and maintain the airplane after his passing.