Roll Your Own

Builders Ken Scott and Ken Kruegers unique project is off the drawing board and into production. They're working with the engine builder, the wing is behind them, the nosebowl is taking shape-and the fuselage is taking over the living room;

Ask the DAR

Who can be in the cockpit of a homebuilt aircraft during Phase I flight testing? Mel Asberry answers the question.

Completions

Builders share their experiences.

The Spin Doctor

Craig Catto, master of fixed-pitch props.

All About Avionics: Wire Stripping and Crimping

Wire stripping and crimping might seem like a basic skills, but when done improperly can have nasty consequences. Stein Bruch gives an overview of the proper tools and methods you'll need to keep your avionics humming.

Flight Testing

Even current pilots need to hone specific skills before attempting a first flight in their homebuilts. There's only one way to do that: practice. And then practice some more.

All About Avionics

Panel Upgrades—Wiring your panel. By Stein Bruch.

Ask the DAR

LSA weight increase, compass requirements, gyroplane DARs, E/A-B inspector eligibility.

Round-Engine Revival

A visit to Verner Motor in the Czech Republic. By John Christian.

The Meredith Effect-Fact or Fiction?

Can a properly ducted radiator offset all internal cooling drag and produce thrust?

In Case You Missed it

Barefoot Flying

A relative newcomer to the U.S. kit aircraft clan, the Sport Air Corsario import from Rio de Janeiro borrows characteristics from other amphibians while displaying a personality and pleasurable flying qualities uniquely its own; by Dave Higdon.

Rotorway’s Talon

Although it may resemble its predecessor, this new helo represents a significant evolutionary leap.

Checkered Past

Building the Bearcoupe from 3D plans.

Unusual Attitude: GPS and Reality

While he admires and uses them, author Norm Ellis laments the lack of user-friendliness in todays GPS units. Editor Marc Cook counters that argument and extols the virtues of GPSes, complications or no, and their value in the cockpit.