The Ultimate Upgrade

With Lancair’s factory-authorized builder assistance program, new Evo owners Wendell and Martha Solesbee get a leg up on their project. Custom jigs and extra hands take weeks off the build time and ensure they’re ready for the next steps.

Build a Bear: Keeping It Real

Dave Prizio and his Build-a-Bear crew get the Texas Sport Cub ready for flight testing, and take to the skies.

Error Chain

Panic! What do you do when you find yourself tumbling toward certain demise and none of the tools available seem to be working?

Flight Review: Four to Tango

Chuck Berthe puts Team Tango’s Foxtrot 4 through its paces, and finds it to be a capable aircraft with the potential to be even better as the design is refined.

How the RV-8 Came to Be

25 years ago, Richard VanGrunsven designed an aerobatic tandem sport plane that’s also a great traveling machine.

Importing From Canada, Selling in Phase I

Question: There is this nice RV-4 available for sale in Canada. It’s been built by an experienced builder. They have flown the airplane for...

Ask the DAR

Additional Pilot Program, proving LSA eligibility, complying with the 51% rule.

Quickbuild: Behind the Scenes

A visit to the Bearhawk factory in Mexico.

The Spin Doctor

Craig Catto, master of fixed-pitch props.

In Case You Missed it

Nobody Likes a Drip

Ultraviolet light helps locate oil leaks from sources that are tough to find.

Wind Tunnel

Simple aerodynamic improvements with tape.

Homebuilding in South Africa

On an “aviation safari,” Amy Laboda checks out South Africa’s homebuilding activity (and some spectacular scenery) and discovers the industry there is thriving—along with some of the factors that help keep it that way.

Alternator and Voltage Regulator Problems

As everyone moves toward electronic instrumentation, the alternator is taking on a more and...