Sportsman in Transition

A closer look at the “Version 1.5” Sportsman.

Flight Review: Power Promises

Marc Cook flies two GlaStar Sportsman 2+2s with two different engines, and a winner emerges. More power!

Dakota Super 18

Unparalleled slow-speed handling characteristics set this Cub apart. By Bill Repucci.

Lancair Evolution

Lancair Aircraft is revolutionizing its already successful turboprop line of kits with the new Evolution, a 750-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney-PT6A-powered, carbon-fiber composite, 380-mph four-seater to be available later this year.

Floating The Dream

Rick Lindstrom revisits Canadas Dream Tundra, this time when its on floats. Dream Aircraft Founder Yvan Desmarais spent 10 years developing the prototype for this design, with the intention of building and kitting a better bushplane. Lindstrom says hes achieved that goal and then some.

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.

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.

Kitfox Super Sport

Marc Cook reports on the process of developing a new Lycoming O-233 engine package for the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport and samples the result.

Searey LSX

An old friend with a new personality.

Carbon Cub EX on Amphibious Floats

A new way to have fun with a Carbon Cub.

In Case You Missed it

1990 and 2006 Redux

Way back in 1990, when I had brown hair and was a wee lad...

Aero ‘lectrics

If you need a horn to sound when the airspeed drops below a certain level or when the power is cut and the landing gear is still up and locked, an electronic circuitry solution is the lightest, most reliable and most cost-effective way to go.

Get Radical!

Murphys latest is all about fun.

The EAA HAC Grows

The EAA’s Homebuilt Aircraft Council (HAC) has expanded to better address this segment’s needs.