2016 Engine Buyer’s Guide

There are plenty of choices to power Experimental aircraft.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Homebuilt O2

Do-it-yourself oxygen systems for when the air gets thin.

It’s Time to Start

It’s said you don’t know where to begin until someone shines a light down the dark hallway. Metaphorically, anyway, because it’s hard to build...

Handheld Transceivers

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

Propeller Buyer’s Guide

There's a perfect prop for every plane.

2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

The 2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide features a stunning 316 designs.

In Case You Missed it

A Fix for Square Tires

A simple lever jack might be all you need to banish the “thump thump.”

Kit Stuff

Ask the DAR

Using an Experimental for commercial photography, aircraft bill of sale.

The Dawn Patrol

Triumphs and disastrophes.