Continental Officially Opens New Mobile Plant

Saturday, September 14, 2019, was a big day in Mobile, Alabama… the grand opening of Continental Aerospace Technologies’ new 275,000-square-foot design and manufacturing facility. Announced...

Turbine Temptation: Building the Airframe

Rule number one for building the SubSonex: Build from the inside out. Rule number two: Never close anything until you have no choice but to do so—you might need to access something on the inside. The SubSonex is small; even experienced builders who come to visit the shop remark at just how diminutive it really […]
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Avionics Bootcamp: ADS-B For Canada and Beyond

If you’ve equipped your plane for the U.S. ADS-B mandate, there’s a good chance it won’t work in other countries, including Canada.

To (VHF) Nav or Nav Not

A KITPLANES Roundtable Technologies develop, sometimes slowly over time, with the kind of sloth that makes you wake up one day, see an evolved landscape,...

Changing the Propeller, Can I Add Seats?

Question: I am upgrading the propeller on my aircraft and was wondering if you might be able to help me out. My situation is...

Unairworthy: Missing Safety Wire

Some bolts have drilled heads for a reason: They are supposed to be safety wired. The first example is a wheel pant bracket. The left wheel pant bracket on this airplane was missing the safety wire. A discussion with the builder ensued until the right wheel pant was removed—that bolt had gone missing! The second […]
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Turbine Temptation

Making the decision.
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Building the Bearhawk LSA

It’s finally finished!
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Avionics at AirVenture 2019

A bit of innovation and some surprises.
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Fabric Covering 101

Lessons learned applying fabric to a Murphy Maverick.
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