Leaky Primer Line

Primer lines need to be silver soldered into their fittings. Using RTV to fix a leak is not acceptable and poses a serious fire...

Can We Talk? (Boy, Can We!)

One of my favorite AirVenture activities is eavesdropping as people tell their buddy about the Sonex product line. They confidently say that Sonex took...
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Firewall Forward: Carburetors and Troubleshooting

In the next installment of KITPLANES Firewall Forward sponsored by Tempest editor at large Paul Dye gets up close and personal with the evergreen...

Various and Sundry

Awash with ideas and follow-up chores, the writing workbench is looking about as disheveled as the one out in the hangar, so we’ll take...

Archive: May 1989

Randall Harris’ EAA Biplane was on our May 1989 cover in a paint scheme with more than a passing resemblance to the Christen Eagle....

The KR at 50

Celebrating five decades of Ken Rand’s smooth, light, fast homebuilt.

Design Process: The Rudder

The fixed portion of the vertical tail of an airplane provides directional stability. The rudder provides directional control. When the pilot deflects the rudder, it...

A Celebration of KRs

I have to admit that the KR has never really had a prominent spot on my radar. Certainly not for any negative reason. Mostly,...
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Chris Pryce’s “KR-2S ish”

The Rand-Robinson KR series turns 50 in 2022 and to celebrate KITPLANES has met up with a couple of KR builders and owners to...
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Meet KR2-S Owner John Bouyea

Continuing our celebration of 50 years of the KR, we walk around a very special KR-2S built by Roy Marsh and under the current...

In Case You Missed it

Van’s–The Middle Ages

My involvement with Van’s Aircraft started in 1987—if my memory is right. The company...

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes, part 3.

Mike and Laura Starkey’s RANS S-21: Part 1

Part 1: foundations of the build.

Second Time Charm

There’s no other way but to admit that I found dozens of reasons to...