Sportsman in Transition

A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman.

Familiar Face

A lighter, more powerful engine gives the Lightning better performance.

Turbine Legend

Let’s celebrate the return of some very fine whine.

RANS S-21 Outbound

Great looks, easy to build, and a wide choice of engines. Is this the RANS you've been waiting for?

Speedster Evolution

Kitfox Series 7 steps up to speed.

Whisper X350 Gen II

Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

Sling TSi

Four seats. Full fuel. Lets go!

Revised Raven

RANS adds metal wings and a big engine to their popular side-by-side.

Ahead of its Time and Keeping Pace

The BD-4 flies into its sixth decade.

CubCrafters EX-3/FX-3

Another better Cub!

In Case You Missed it

Raising the Misery Bar

The Dawn Patrol

Roll Your Own Control Locks

A lightweight, inexpensive alternative to wrapping a seat belt around the stick. By Axel Alvarez.

Letters

Duck, Its a Canard As a Velocity builder, I sat down to enjoy...

Van’s RV-12

In typical fashion, Van’s Aircraft refused to rest on its laurels after the RV-12’s prototype debut last year, and sought to improve on an already good design. The new production airplane has changed (beyond its color), with a castering nosewheel, toe brakes instead of a grip, reshaped control sticks for better clearance, ground-adjustable seats fore and aft as well as in tilt, and the list goes on. Best of all, this day/VFR machine is still a delight to fly; by Ed Kolano.