A brief overview of kit and plansbuilt fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Compiled by Richard VanderMeulen and Omar Filipovic.
The information in our Buyer's Guide is just the start. Here are some additional insights to help you make the right decision.
Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.
Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.
Essential knowledge for choosing and flying Experimental rotors. By Roy Beisswenger.
Do-it-yourself oxygen systems for when the air gets thin.
Not everyone starts with a kit. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer.
The state of the kit world is sound. By Paul Dye and Mark Schrimmer
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.
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.