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Flight Review: Van’s RV-14A with Lycoming IO-390-EXP119 Engine

Van's Aircraft recently began offering a new version of the RV-14 and RV-14A kits with a high-performance Lycoming IO-390 rated at 215 hp. KP...

Still Young at 35

Vans RV-4 is still going strong.

Fast and Smooth

The Tarragon invades America!

Lancair ES-P

Robert Simon had the distinction of building the first Lancair ES-P to fly. But the process wasn’t without its challenges. The ES-P employs the cabin design and structure of the pressurized, retractable Lancair IV-P, but has a larger wing and fixed gear. During the build, Simon also deviated from the base design with changes that required factory support to accomplish. Not only did he learn much, he ultimately got the plane he needed; by Dave Higdon.

Flight Review: The Enduring Eagle

For pure flying excitement and adventure, the Christen Eagle remains hard to beat. By Bob Grimstead.

Lockwood Super Drifter

Throttling back to enjoy the Florida scenery, Marc Cook is reminded of the reasons he first fell in love with flying as he pilots the new Lockwood Super Drifter.

Carbon Cub EX-2

A good backcountry airplane gets even better.

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.

Comp Air 9

Chuck Berthe flies the turbine-powered Comp Air CA9, an impressive work in progress. With a combination of a massive airframe and a Honeywell turbine, the CA9 is a heavy hauler that will really scoot.

Flight Review: Mustang II

When Don Caskey recognized that a passel of his neighbors had built and were flying Mustang IIs, he got the bug and constructed a custom-made version of his own.

In Case You Missed it

Home Shop Machinist

Flats, keys, and slots.

You’ve Got to Start Somewhere

Many of those who attend the big airshows, Oshkosh AirVenture or Sun n Fun, for example, stroll right past the buildings where would-be builders are trying a building technique on for size. Not so our intrepid contributor Cory Emberson, who got a schedule, circled three sessions of interest, and not only completed each class but lived to write about the experience.

Light Stuff

The next revolution in recreational aircraft is coming, and its electric! This is evidenced by Randall Fishmans ElectraFlyer-C electric-powered aircraft, which flew at last years AirVenture Oshkosh; by Dave Martin.

Plane and Simple

Drilling in tight places.