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.

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 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

If flying a rotorcraft is your goal, this is a great time to start exploring your options—there’s been growth in this segment, and even more expansion is on the horizon. By Roy Beisswenger.

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Build Your Skills: Fabric

If you want sound and long-lasting fabric covering, proper shrinkage is essential. And an accurately calibrated iron is a means to that end. Ron Alexander details the process and offers tips on how to avoid damage to the underlying structure during tautening.

The Ins and Outs of Pre-buys

Dont buy a used Experimental aircraft without one (Part 2).

Garmin aera 760

A capable bigger-screen portable GPS edges into tablet territory. Is it better?

A Tale of Two Antennas

With the recent rush to ADS-B, there has been a significant interest in GPS...