2012 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

If you’re in the market for an auto-conversion engine for your homebuilt aircraft, here’s a definitive guide to the options. By Patrick Panzera.

Transponder Buyer’s Guide

Reliable transponder performance is critical in the ADS-B environment.

2014 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.

Handheld Transceivers

We still need portable radios. Models from Icom and Sporty’s are favorites.

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.

Buying Used: Sonex & Waiex

What you need to know when shopping for these Sonex Aircraft models.

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.

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