Hot Over Warming Up

To warm up or coldly go into the takeoff?

Free Flight

Thousands of hours of flight time in a pilots logbook are no guarantee of superior skill-or superior judgment.

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.

When Good Electrons Go Bad

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.

Legalities

Unique aspects of insurance for homebuilts. By Jerry Eichenberger.

Editor’s Log

Have you asked why?

Checkpoints

Props and ignition systems.

In Case You Missed it

Letters

Long Live Long-EZs! I really liked the article on the Rutan Aircraft Flying Experience ...

Editor’s Log

As Editor-in-Chief Mary Bernard steps down from her post at KITPLANES, she thanks the team that helps create the magazine each month and welcomes her successor, Paul Dye.

Alternative Energies

Diesel engines, anyone? How about biofuel? More builders are turning to such alternatives in the name of fuel economy, while the industry awaits fuel cells and better batteries. By Dean Sigler.