Shopping for a Second-Hand Project

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

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.

Finding the Perfect Project

The information in our Buyer's Guide is just the start. Here are some additional insights to help you make the right decision.

Handheld Transceivers

We still need portable radios. Models from Icom and Sporty’s are favorites.

Homebuilt Aircraft Directory 2016

Over 1000 kits and plans listed. Introduction by Paul Dye, compiled by Omar Filipovic

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.

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.

Buying Used: Kitfox

Always in high demand, be ready to act fast when you find one you like.

Homebuilt O2

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

2019 Engine Buyer’s Guide

In search of the good stuff.

In Case You Missed it

Adding Direct Air/Fuel Ratio Monitoring

An easy way to optimize engine operation.

A Notable Retirement

Chuck Preston is the longest serving employee at KITPLANES.

Home Shop Machinist

The vise squad.

What’s New

This months column includes information on new anti-collision strobe lights and LED position lights, a micro belt sander, a smart servo controller for trim, a desktop model of the Cozy Mark IV and the announcement of a taildragger configuration option for the Eurofox SLSA.