Archive: January 2008

On our cover was the stunning Falco F.8L built by Kris Shipler’s late father, John. We met Kris at Chino airport, where so much...
Kitplanes June 1999 cover.

Archive: June 1999

The Viking Cygnet was on the cover of our June 1999 issue. The plansbuilt design debuted at Oshkosh 1977 as Bert Sisler’s second design....

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...

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Building Again

A plans resurgence? By Chad Jensen.

Oh Nuts!

Well actually... "Oh nut!" What do you do when you drop a nut inside...

Measuring Antennas

Freely admitted, my very early experience with antennas was confined to looking at a...

The Dawn Patrol

When one email gets forwarded far and wide, an airport picnic (featuring a surfeit of fried green tomatoes) ends up attracting a mob. But The Dawn Patrol rises to the challenge.