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...

What’s Next for Aviation in America? (Hint: No AirVenture)

Never have I wanted a column of mine to become obsolete, inconsequential, a curious blip in time more than this one. In the 30...

Engines of Change

It never fails to amaze me, this choice in powerplants for our Experimental aircraft. Here, you’ll find everything from standard “conventional” engines to radical...

Alternative Energies

Companies around the world are making strides in the development of electric-powered light aircraft. Dean Sigler reports on three French organizations that have been setting records and making history.

Guest Editorial

Building an aircraft with a partner can be a rewarding experience. Dave Prizio discusses his relationship with longtime building partner Ed Zaleski, and how to go about forging your own successful building partnership.

Alternative Energies

Electric vehicles and aircraft may be the future, but how will we create the energy to power them while minimizing environmental damage? By Dean Sigler.

What’s New

Bogert Aviation introduces quick-drain oil valve probe, CubCrafters improves 2013 Carbon Cub SS, and MGL integrates Sandia Mode-C Transponder with its EFISes.

Editor’s Log

With so many different types of Experimental/kit aircraft available, Paul Dye explains how KITPLANES tries to include something of interest for everyone.

Editor’s Log

Eyes On.

Checkpoints

Advice for flying in Alaska.

In Case You Missed it

The Ins and Outs of Pre-buys

Dont buy a used Experimental aircraft without one (Part 1).

Lancair Evolution

Lancair Aircraft is revolutionizing its already successful turboprop line of kits with the new Evolution, a 750-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney-PT6A-powered, carbon-fiber composite, 380-mph four-seater to be available later this year.

Stressing Structure

Cable-operated aileron control system.

A Custom Maintenance Manual for a Custom Aircraft

It may not be required, but it's essential for performing thorough inspections.