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.

Sam LS

Retro look for fun flying.

Arion Lightning

Test pilot Chuck Berthe flew the Arion Lightning not once but twice, in two different factory demonstrators. The first flight raised concerns about the trim system and longitudinal stability, while the second flight (months later) impressed with improvements to the trim system and the consequent betterment of the airplane’s handling characteristics.

Zen Four a Day

Flying four of Zeniths designs at the factory in Mexico, Missouri, prompted a deeper appreciation for the company's utilitarian approach to design. By Marc Cook.

Ahead of its Time and Keeping Pace

The BD-4 flies into its sixth decade.

Flight Review: Power Promises

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

Javron Super Cub

As close as you can get to a PA-18 in a kit.

Carbon Cub EX-2

A good backcountry airplane gets even better.

AirCam Adventure

When a former editor of KITPLANES gets an invitation to fly with a group of AirCam pilots to the Bahamas, resistance is futile.

Super Legend HP

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

In Case You Missed it

Stressing Structure

Bending.

Propeller Buyer’s Guide

There's a perfect prop for every plane.

Build Your Skills: Metal, Part 2

How to meld with metal and bash rivets without blood or tears; by Dan Checkoway.

Fast and Smooth

The Tarragon invades America!