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...

In Case You Missed it

The Home Machinist

Phillips? Flat head? Double blade? Bob Fritz clears up questions you didn't even know you had about screwdrivers. When you're building a plane, the right tool for the right job (and right space) really does matter.

Firewall Forward: Exhaust Systems

Besides venting engine exhaust, an exhaust system must heat the cabin and warm the carb. Some crucial rules must be heeded, no matter what kind of system you choose.
motor mount rubber

Unairworthy: Isolator Mount Problems

Rubber isolator mounts should not have a gap between them and the engine mount when properly torqued.

Completions

Builders share their successes.