2013 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

Here’s a look at the newest designs and how the kit aircraft segment of Experimental aviation has changed over the past year. By Mary Bernard and Suzanne B. Bopp.

Firewall Forward: New, Used, Something Else?

For some builders, new aircraft engines may just be out of reach. Dave Prizio explains what to look for in a used Lycoming or Lycoming-type engine along with what you need to consider before buying.

2014 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

The state of the kit world is sound. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer

Weather In the Cockpit

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

2014 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.

2013 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

If flying a rotorcraft is your goal, this is a great time to start exploring your options—there’s been growth in this segment, and even more expansion is on the horizon. By Roy Beisswenger.

2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

Some 320 current designs are arrayed with photos and specifications to beat the band. Compiled by Cory Emberson.

Big Talk

The standalone com radio lives on—smarter, more flexible and affordable than ever.

2013 Engine Buyer’s Guide

For homebuilders, power is a top-of-mind issue, and engines are among their most important decisions. From the familiar Lycomings and Continentals to the options in radials, here’s what the traditional aircraft-engine market offers.

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.

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Lessons From Galesburg

I’ve had a number of readers ask me if I managed to make it...

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Coupon testing, part 4. By Eric Stewart and Brian Paris.

Free Flight

Why do seemingly simple modifications wind up taking so much time to complete?

Aero ‘lectrics

Weir's wires.