17 Kits For Under $25K

Building economically can be done, but you’re going to be part of the cost savings.

Buying Used: Kitfox

Always in high demand, be ready to act fast when you find one you like.

Experimental Audio Panels: Sophisticated, Integrated

PS Engineering and Garmin have kit-focused audio systems for under $2000. They have generous feature sets and high-end audio quality.
Van's RV-6

Buying Used: Van’s RV-6

What to look for when shopping for the world’s most popular Experimental.

Big Screen EFIS

How you choose might depend on panel space and your control set preference—but the choices are extensive!

2020 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

Finding the right prop.

Transponder Buyer’s Guide

Reliable transponder performance is critical in the ADS-B environment.

2020 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Get your aero motivation here!

It’s Time to Start

It’s said you don’t know where to begin until someone shines a light down the dark hallway. Metaphorically, anyway, because it’s hard to build...

2019 Engine Buyer’s Guide

In search of the good stuff.

In Case You Missed it

How the Pros Do It: Jim Kimball Enterprises

Jim Kimball Enterprises—Building the better biplane.

Fuel Cap Dipstick (and Always Chock Your Wheels)

Before I delve into this month’s project, here’s the backstory on where it came...

Editor’s Log

Editor Mary Bernard discusses the reward of simplicity that a homebuilder can find when building from plans.

Metal Workshop Setup

KITPLANES Magazine, March 2003 Every great homebuilt starts with a comfortable and efficient workshop.By...