Safety Is No Accident: Canards

The appeal of canard-type designs hasn't faded, and the design was heralded as inherently safer because of its resistance to stalling. Ron Wanttaja reveals the veracity of that claim given the accident numbers.

Risky Business

Amateurs and Experimental aircraft. By Sid Mayeux.

25th Anniversary: Homebuilts – The Enduring Soul of Innovation

This month we reflect on the changes we've seen over a quarter century of covering the homebuilt aircraft world; by Cindy Pedersen.

Alternative Energies

Dean Sigler reports on new electrically powered European amphibians.

Living With RVs

For the last 20 plus years any person who’s thought of building their own airplane has had to get past one big question: “Why...

Legalities

Selling a homebuilt. By Jerry Eichenberger.

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks recounts the tall tales and travails that The Dawn Patrol encountered at this years Salute to Veterans Airshow.

The Coming Revolution

Tremendous progress has been made in the Automatic Speech Recognition realm (think iPhone’s Siri), and this technology may be a boon to solo pilots sooner than you think. By James P. Hauser.

The Dawn Patrol

Built in to any aircraft construction project is time for head scratching and trying to recall why you just walked from one end of the shop to the other. These are some of the most valuable moments.

Keeping the Fire Lit

Air. Fuel. Spark. Right?

In Case You Missed it

Homebuilt or Store-Bought?

Raising the bar for RV-10 interiors to an entirely different level. By Bruce Eicher.

Adding Direct Air/Fuel Ratio Monitoring

An easy way to optimize engine operation.

Kit Stuff

Wind Tunnel

Barnaby Wainfan offers an explanation of how tail surfaces can be subject to flutter and how to avoid the potentially disastrous result.