The Dawn Patrol

Fun with the Hun in the sun.

Odds and Observations

In a distant land, from which Vikings sailed and some of my forefathers sprang, three aircraft owners gathered and stared at a broken bolt...

Speed Is in the Air

Air racing at Reno is part iron-age anachronism but also leading-edge development of the airplanes flying today. Where else can you say “4360 cubic...

Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook reflects on the past years celebration of KITPLANES first quarter century, and finds that predictions for the next 25 years don't come easily.

Building Efficiently

You'll be flying your finished aircraft much sooner if you manage your time, parts, workspace and tools efficiently.

25th Anniversary: Loran and GPS take over

Todays GPS technology has largely supplanted loran as a navigational aid in Experimental aircraft, and thats not a bad thing. By Marc Cook.

Statistics, Lies and Damn Lies…

Aviation is a numbers game. We fly the airplane by the numbers, we use numbers to navigate and we have to deal with numbers...

25th Anniversary: Rutan’s Take

Burt Rutan's elegant and efficient aircraft-and spacecraft-designs are in a league of their own. Amy Laboda looks at Rutan's legacy, what he's doing now, and why he may never retire.

Checkpoints

Alternative engines.

Gathering at Gardner

Dick and Sharon Starks bring the Morane to the Gathering of Eagles WW-I replica fly-in. Where The Dawn Patrol goes, adventure follows.

In Case You Missed it

The One True Airspeed

True airspeed is coy. It hides behind the more obvious speeds who tart themselves...

Building an Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker D.VII

Part 1: priorities and decisions.

Letters

 Root of the MatterI don't usually write to magazines, but here we go. I...

What’s New

Lancair's Piston Evolution has flown, and MGL Avionics V10 com radio debuts. Edited by Mary Bernard.