2014 Engine Buyer’s Guide

Conventional engines—purpose-built for flight.

2014 Alternative Engine Buyer’s Guide

Converted for flight. By Patrick Panzera.

2015 Homebuilt Aircraft Directory

A brief overview of kit and plansbuilt fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. Compiled by Richard VanderMeulen and Omar Filipovic.

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.

2015 Engine Buyer’s Guide: Traditional and Conversion Engines

Choices have never been better or more plentiful. By Tom Wilson and Patrick Panzera.

Homebuilt Aircraft Directory 2016

Over 1000 kits and plans listed. Introduction by Paul Dye, compiled by Omar Filipovic

Different Strokes for Different Folks

From simple to complex, there's an Experimental aircraft for almost everyone.

How Complete?

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

Shopping for a Second-Hand Project

Bargains are out there, but do your homework before writing a big check.

Buying Your First Homebuilt Aircraft

Building isn't the only path to owning an Experimental aircraft.

In Case You Missed it

Murphy’s Law, Occam’s Razor

Ed, an aerospace engineer, and Bill, a 14th Century philosopher, walk into your workshop…and...

Synergy Air Energizes Builders

Thanks to a new course in Oregon, RV enthusiasts have another way to help finish building their airplanes more quickly and get flying sooner.

VHF Com–the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

With a panel full of glass and diodes turned into all the colors of...

Ask the DAR

DAR Mel Asberry clarifies what notification the FAA expects when a prop has been changed. His advice? Treat it like a major mod.