Weather In the Cockpit

Portable receivers rule the roost. How you choose depends on your app of choice.

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...

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Wind Tunnel

The author discusses the theory and effect of constant-speed propellers on piston-engine airplane performance, and compares fixed-pitch versus constant-speed props, effect on thrust HP and propulsion, the comprises involved in choosing a prop, how props perform in various conditions and phases of flight, how variable-pitch props work, and why a constant-speed prop is the best choice for high-performance aircraft.

Making Dreams Come True

First liftoff of the Dream Tundra flown (Photo: Georgia Kinninger) When the Homebuilding movement...

Poka-Yoke Cable Clamp

From a machinist’s point of view, the clamp couldn’t be simpler: A couple of grooves, some bolt holes and you’re done.

15 Ways to Make Your Airplane Safer

Ed Wischmeyer reminds us of some simple maintenance tasks that will help keep an aircraft shipshape.