Archive: February 1989

On our February 1989 cover we celebrated the “Return of the Cub.” From today’s perspective, it’s hard to imagine it was ever gone, but...

Archive: December 2002

Eighteen years ago this issue, we put Jack Harper’s single-seat Breezy derivative on the cover that also touted the 2003 kit buyer’s guide featuring...

Archive: October 2000

Our October 2000 issue featured the Stolp Starduster Too, a huge section on readers who had completed their airplanes and a closer look at...

Archive: March 2009

Just three months into our yearlong 25th Anniversary year, we had a thoroughly reworked and completely exciting ViperJet on the cover. Lucky Doug Rozendaal,...

Archive: October 1994

Our October 1994 issue led off with the “wet and wonderful” Seawind 3000 composite amphibian and a thorough flight test of Nat Puffer’s Cozy,...

Archive: November 1997

Ron Wanttaja sampled the still-new Van’s RV-8 for our cover story in the November 1997 issue. “Forget the Fat RV-4 idea; this is a...

Archive: January 1988

Jim Bede’s BD-5 had, by the late 1980s, still managed to hang onto its Bond-esque glory despite never really finding a good piston powerplant...

Archive: September 2001

Over the years, the Kitfox has been a frequent visitor to our cover. This issue had the Kitfox Lite Squared, which was to be...
Kitplanes June 1992 cover

Archive: June 1992

Editor’s Note: With this issue, we’re going to begin a loving look back at our past, and with it an abbreviated history of the...

KitStuff

In many ways, Robrucha’s cartoons are as much a part of KITPLANES® as the airplanes themselves. Through the years, his clever, classy, always humorous...

In Case You Missed it

The New Guy

Wiring your Experimental aircraft. By David Boeshaar.

Ten Tool Tips

I love tools. I really love tools. I give tools as wedding presents. The...

Engine Theory: Oil System Design

Exploring the components that keep your engine alive.

Letters

Spackling Paste? Wow!I commend Vince Homer for his exhaustive study of spackling paste as...