2011 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide

Some 135 designs you can build from scratch.

2014 Plans-Built Buyer’s Guide

Not everyone starts with a kit. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer.

Shopping for a Second-Hand Project

Bargains are out there, but do your homework before writing a big check.

2012 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

The 2012 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide includes 49 designs for those who may be interested in building a kit helicopter or gyroplane.

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...

2014 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

Essential knowledge for choosing and flying Experimental rotors. By Roy Beisswenger.

Buying Your First Homebuilt Aircraft

Building isn't the only path to owning an Experimental aircraft.

2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide

In Part 1 of our 2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide, Marc Cook explores what’s currently available in traditional powerplants, and why such engines might be the best choice for your homebuilt aircraft needs.

2020 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Get your aero motivation here!

Homebuilt O2

Do-it-yourself oxygen systems for when the air gets thin.

In Case You Missed it

Lockwood Super Drifter

Throttling back to enjoy the Florida scenery, Marc Cook is reminded of the reasons he first fell in love with flying as he pilots the new Lockwood Super Drifter.

Home Shop Machinist

Gnarly good knurls.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Kit Stuff