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.

Homebuilt Aircraft Directory 2016

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

2020 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Get your aero motivation here!

17 Kits For Under $25K

Building economically can be done, but you’re going to be part of the cost savings.

2016 Engine Buyer’s Guide

There are plenty of choices to power Experimental aircraft.

Big Talk

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

2014 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

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

Homebuilt O2

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

2013 Engine Buyer’s Guide

The outlook for the alternative engine market for Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft is positive, and there are new additions since last year—even more reason to join the auto-conversion club. By Patrick Panzera.

Constant-Speed Props

Sometimes using a constant-speed prop makes sense, but the decision is often a compromise among weight, cost and performance. By Marc Cook.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Advice—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Tunnel Vision and Troubleshooting

Confronted with a large task, we often see the whole of it and can’t...

2014 Plans-Built Buyer’s Guide

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

To Launch a Light Sport

This month’s chronicle of building a Jabiru J250 Light Sport airplane covers the assembly of the wings and tail, and discusses the value of surface preparation.