Firewall Forward: New, Used, Something Else?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

2011 Plansbuilt Buyer’s Guide

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Some 135 designs you can build from scratch.

2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer’s Guide

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

Constant-Speed Props

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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

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At AirVenture last year, Remos Aircraft introduced an all-composite, factory-built Light Sport Aircraft, the GX, which replaces the Remos G-3. Significant testing went into the two-year development of this new plane, including ground vibration testing, which is the subject of this months column; by Dave Martin.

Kit Stuff

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Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Ranting About All Those &%#@$! Screws

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It’s condition inspection time again for the ol’ box kite, hence my grumbling mood....

Letters

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Where'd Everybody Go?What happened to "Ask the DAR"? He wasn't in my last issue,...