What’s New

Garmin offers a GTN 750 training app for iPads; Dynon Avionics and Pocket FMS announce availability of worldwide AeroData for SkyView EFIS; KITPLANES® bookstore offers eBooks ready for iPad and Android.

Free Flight

When wiring up a homebuilt aircraft, it pays to ask: What do I want to protect myself from?

Alternative Energies

Experimental Soaring Workshop: This annual gathering of designers and builders of sailplanes, hang gliders and paragliders is an idea festival, and a must-attend event for enthusiasts. By Dean Sigler.

What’s New: Garmin’s Bold Experimental Push

New equipment from Garmin’s Team X is tailored to the experimental builder’s budget.

What’s New

Strut camera mount from Aircraft Spruce. By KITPLANES® Staff.


Unique aspects of insurance for homebuilts. By Jerry Eichenberger.

Editor’s Log

Have you asked why?


Props and ignition systems.

Editor’s Log

Failure of imagination.

Editor’s Log

Does high tech satisfy?

In Case You Missed it

Free Flight

Sometimes those little modifications can add up to big consequences.


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Soul of the Machine

Paul Dye argues that there is more between man and machine than just the hardware.

Editor’s Log

In some of the impressive projects described in this issue, and the dedication and passion of their designers and builders, Editor-in-Chief Mary Bernard finds reasons to be hopeful about the future of aviation.