HP-24

Soaring on homebuilt wings.

Still Young at 35

Vans RV-4 is still going strong.

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.

Merlin PSA

The personal single.

Sling Goes Big

Four-seat homebuilt crosses the Atlantic to show its stuff.

Higher, Faster, Stronger

Glasair’s decision to turbocharge its Sportsman model opened up the door to additional design considerations and refinements. But getting to the desired performance has proved challenging. By Marc Cook.

Turbine Moose: The Ultimate Amphib

Its said that sailors make good floatplane pilots because they understand the nature of wind on the water. Sailboat racer and pilot Rick Orchard took that sentiment to heart in a big way when he decided to pump up an already large homebuilt (the Murphy Moose) by adding Aerocet amphibious floats and a 550-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6A-20 turbine engine.

Waiex-B

The B stands for bigger.

Taylor Monoplane

Bob Grimstead has way too much fun and gets plenty of wind in his face as he flight-tests the plansbuilt Taylor Monoplane.

Titan 51 Revisited

Capturing the look (and at least some of the feel) of a legendary aircraft-one that tops many pilots dream list-was no small feat. By Doug Rozendaal.

In Case You Missed it

Contributors

Julia DownieOnce a year we take the opportunity to publicly thank the hard-working Julia...

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

The Watch List

Is anything more disheartening than dropping a piece of hardware in your airframe and...

Temperature Sensor Restoration

Home Shop Machinist