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 an airplane in darkness. Flipping on the overhead lights is exactly what the KITPLANES® annual directory of kit- and plansbuilt aircraft is all about. It’s the one place where this information […]

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 an airplane in darkness. Flipping on the overhead lights is exactly what the KITPLANES® annual directory of kit- and plansbuilt aircraft is all about. It’s the one place where this information […]

2019 Engine Buyer’s Guide

In search of the good stuff.

Propeller Buyer’s Guide

There's a perfect prop for every plane.

2019 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

So many airplanes, so little time: over 1000 aircraft to choose from. Also learn how 10 of our regular contributors chose their own experimental aircraft. Introduction Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.

2018 Engine Buyer’s Guide

162 ways to turn fuel into thrust.

2018 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

So you want to buy or build an Experimental Aircraft? Heres how to find the perfect project. Introduction Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.

2017 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

Pick a plane, any plane-an overview of kit and plansbuilt fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Introduction Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.

2016 Engine Buyer’s Guide

There are plenty of choices to power Experimental aircraft.

Homebuilt Aircraft Directory 2016

Over 1000 kits and plans listed. Introduction by Paul Dye, compiled by Omar Filipovic

Different Strokes for Different Folks

From simple to complex, there's an Experimental aircraft for almost everyone.

In Case You Missed it

Editor’s Log

Early or late?

The Other Oshkosh

Camp Scholler comes alive during AirVenture.

The Ultimate Upgrade

As Martha and Wendell Solesbee near completion on their Lancair Evo, they encounter the minor setbacks that make the “90% done, 90% to go” expression ring true.

Stressing Structure

Buckling of Panels.