2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

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

2015 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

A brief overview of kit and plansbuilt fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Compiled by Richard VanderMeulen and Omar Filipovic.

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.

2014 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.

2014 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.

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.

2014 Plans-Built Buyer’s Guide

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

2014 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

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

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.

In Case You Missed it

What’s New

Zeniths CH 750 kit is NKET compliant, Sportys launches new E6B app for iPhone and Inogens bottleless oxygen system. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Easier Panel Wiring

By David Boeshaar.

Wind Tunnel

Its easy to get carried away with new systems and technology that promise to make your airplane faster, smarter and even safer. But sometimes more is just more.

Wind Tunnel

Prop blade Mach.