Flight Review: Lancair Launches the Piston Evolution

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Doug Rozendaal samples the new piston version of the Lancair Evolution and, as with the turbine Evo, finds much to admire.

Carbon Cub EX on Amphibious Floats

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A new way to have fun with a Carbon Cub.

Lancair Evolution

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When Joe Bartels bought the company from founder Lance Neibauer in 2003, he knew it was time for a change. The goal was to find a high-performance aircraft that could be flown by the average pilot in the target market. The solution can be found in the company's newest product, the Pratt & Whitney-powered turbine Evolution; by Doug Rozendaal.

Super Legend HP

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The ASTM Titan engine finds another home in a new kit from American Legend. And yeah, its a hotrod. By Paul Bertorelli.

Supermarine Aircraft Mk 26B

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Quick and nimble, with distinctive elliptical wings: The Spitfire was a classic WW-II fighter plane. Now a 90%-scale kit, true to the original, makes this inspired design available to the homebuilder.

RANS S-19

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When new aircraft from two very different designers, in this case Randy Schlitter and Richard VanGrunsven, surface with considerable similarities, consensus about basic design tenets must be blowing in the wind. Certainly Light Sport regs do constrain performance considerations, but human factors are more up for grabs, and thats where one or another design can truly shine; by Marc Cook.

X Marks the Spot

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Light and slow, yet lacking control skittishness, the X-Air is a simple and fun way to go nowhere in particular. By Bob Grimstead.

Kitfox Super Sport

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With 4000 kits sold, a million hours flown and a loyal customer base, you just knew that the Kitfox would somehow find itself back in production. It's been out after the previous company, SkyStar Aircraft, went bankrupt in 2005, leaving builders in the lurch.

SeaRey Amphib LSA Flight Trial

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Here's an over-the-transom report on the SeaRey LSA amphibian from Aviation Consumer's Jeff Van West, who is having more fun than he deserves.

Whisper X350 Gen II

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Fast, sleek cruiser from motorglider origins.

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Wind Tunnel

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IRAN

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It is sometimes easy to remember that we do annual condition inspections to find...

What’s New

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In this months What's New, ECi announces a new extended warranty on its Titan cylinders, and Vesta, Inc. offers a new Experimental aircraft engine conversion based on a V-6 Honda auto engine; edited by Mary Bernard.