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...

The Perils of Cartooning About Avionics

Whenever I try to cartoon about avionics, all I get is resistance.

Human-Powered Planes

In Case You Missed it

Finding the Source

While on a routine technical counselor consultation, Paul Dye discovered hidden treasure: Richard VanGrunsven’s original RV-1. He details a bit about its history and preparations for its planned tour this summer.

Buzzwords

Pilots compensate all the time for aerodynamic effects such as ground effect, often without being conscious of it. By Ed Kolano.

Flight Testing

Organize your test program beforehand, and you not only maximize your use of time, but also understand your airplane far better than someone who is just running the hours off the clock.

Mistral Magic

Building a Glasair III with a Mistral rotary engine.