Transponder Buyer’s Guide

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

2014 Plans-Built Buyer’s Guide

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

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.

2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide

In Part 1 of our 2012 Engine Buyer’s Guide, Marc Cook explores what’s currently available in traditional powerplants, and why such engines might be the best choice for your homebuilt aircraft needs.

2013 Plansbuilt Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

There are developments in the world of plansbuilt designs. Here’s what’s new, what’s old (but still going strong, such as the Pietenpol Air Camper) and what’s on the horizon. By Mary Bernard.

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.

2014 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

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

How Complete?

Different manufacturers have different ideas about what makes a kit complete.

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.

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.

In Case You Missed it

Unison Slick P-Lead Fixation

By Dan Horton.

Measuring Curved Surfaces

Use sewing tape.

Super Legend Cub

American Legends new Super Legend is almost a clone of the ever-popular Super Cub-the company even used Pipers original drawings for some of the Legends parts. The result: a well-balanced, easy-to-fly airplane, with a kit version to be released in 2013. By Paul Bertorelli.

Safety Is No Accident: Auto-Engine Conversions

Ron Wanttaja crunches the numbers to determine whether homebuilts powered by auto-engine conversions are inherently less safe than their traditional engine brethren.