2014 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.

2017 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

Pick a plane, any plane-an overview of kit and plansbuilt fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Introduction Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.

Firewall Forward: New, Used, Something Else?

For some builders, new aircraft engines may just be out of reach. Dave Prizio explains what to look for in a used Lycoming or Lycoming-type engine along with what you need to consider before buying.

2020 Propeller Buyer’s Guide

Finding the right prop.

2014 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.

2018 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

So you want to buy or build an Experimental Aircraft? Heres how to find the perfect project. Introduction Directory compiled by Omar Filipovic.

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.

Big Screen EFIS

How you choose might depend on panel space and your control set preference—but the choices are extensive!

2015 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

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

2018 Engine Buyer’s Guide

162 ways to turn fuel into thrust.

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

Columnist Barnaby Wainfan discusses the factors that affect the longitudinal stability of an aircraft during a variety of maneuvers. Designers make compromises to keep stick forces down so that a pilot can control an airplane, but sometimes they go too far, and light control forces can result in problems that are just as serious as those posed by forces that are too heavy. Whats a designer to do? The most important considerations are presented.

Around the Patch

A visit to the CubCrafters factory in a rural area of Washington state can get a guy thinking about leaving big city life behind. By Marc Cook.

The Other Oshkosh

Camp Scholler comes alive during AirVenture.

The Dawn Patrol

When you're the newbie of the group, you're going to get the tough assignments. But some newbies know how to exact payback (all in good fun, of course).