Flight Review: Back to the Future

Bob Grimstead offers an appreciation of the VariEze and its designer, Burt Rutan. Both the man and the design were ahead of their time.

Updated!

Vans adds the Rotax 912 iS Sport to the RV-12.

Europa Returns!

Europa Aircraft is gearing up for the future with new leadership, a larger, more sophisticated manufacturing facility, and a sales force on the move.

Super Legend Cub

American Legends new Super Legend is almost a clone of the ever-popular Super Cub-the company even used Pipers original drawings for some of the Legends parts. The result: a well-balanced, easy-to-fly airplane, with a kit version to be released in 2013. By Paul Bertorelli.

Alpi Pioneer 400T

Pioneering spirit-Italian design. By Geoff Jones.

Supermarine Aircraft Mk 26B

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.

Vortex M912 Gyroplane

Low and slow, even in the wind. By Karl Storjohann.

Flight Review: Buena Venterra

What kind of performance can you get from a turbocharged Rotax 914 engine on the nose of a RANS S-19 airframe? Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook finds out.

Ray Hill’s Wag-A-Bond

The honest airplane.

The Big Bearhawk

Bearhawk 5: more room, more horsepower…more everything.

In Case You Missed it

Repetition

Repetition is a big part of building an airplane. Fortunately, for many builders, it is also good for the soul.

Completions

Builders share their successes.

Aero ‘lectrics

Heat and avionics don't get along all that well. Rather than installing a fan that runs all the time, Jim Weir suggests building and using a fan that runs only when you need it.

Rapid Prototyping and Experimental Design

Epoxy and fuel resistance tests, part 1-epoxy basics.