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...

2019 Engine Buyer’s Guide

In search of the good stuff.

In Case You Missed it

Alternative Energies

Motor controllers—making DC into AC. By Dean Sigler.

Broken Battery Hold-Down Bracket

This battery hold-down bracket was discovered in an RV-10 during a condition inspection. It...

Maintenance Matters

In this new column, Steve Ells shares his background as an A&P mechanic and offers tips on keeping your homebuilt aircraft running smoothly.

Light Stuff

Dave Martin makes the case for the FAA revisiting its policy on residential airparks so that they can remain a vital home location and useful national resource.