2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

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

2011 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide

Some 135 designs you can build from scratch.

2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

Some 320 current designs are arrayed with photos and specifications to beat the band. Compiled by Cory Emberson.

Constant-Speed Props

Sometimes using a constant-speed prop makes sense, but the decision is often a compromise among weight, cost and performance. By Marc Cook.

In Case You Missed it

Light Stuff

The dream of flying cars remains alive and well, and several companies are taking on the challenge. By Roy Beisswenger.

What’s New

New landing lights from AeroLEDs, a lightweight headset from MGL, the electric Waiex makes its first flight, and FatBoy offers throttle quadrants for Vans RV kit aircraft. Edited by Mary Bernard.

Letters

Prop Balance PrecursorIn addition to balance, improper clocking of the propeller on the crankshaft...

Ask the DAR

Is replacing one panel with another considered a major modification? And what is a “significant” change to weight and balance?