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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Super Cub Kit Comparison

Super Cubs are beloved by many a backcountry adventurer, and several kits offer options to meet the demand of builders interested in these sturdy workhorses.

2012 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide

The 2012 Rotorcraft Buyer’s Guide includes 49 designs for those who may be interested in building a kit helicopter or gyroplane.

2012 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide

The 2012 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide features 138 designs for those who prefer the challenge of building an aircraft from scratch.

2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

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

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Archive: October 1994

Our October 1994 issue led off with the “wet and wonderful” Seawind 3000 composite...

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Sandwich panels, part 4-a simple, accurate method for molding flanged parts.

Lancair Evolution

When Joe Bartels bought the company from founder Lance Neibauer in 2003, he knew it was time for a change. The goal was to find a high-performance aircraft that could be flown by the average pilot in the target market. The solution can be found in the company's newest product, the Pratt & Whitney-powered turbine Evolution; by Doug Rozendaal.

Antenna Installations

Sourcing the right antennas for your kits avionics suite is only half the chore. Placement, proper grounding, and routine upkeep are critical to performance.