Disconnected Pitot Line

Ever lose your airspeed in flight? The nylon lines held in the “push-grip” fittings must have some flexibility in them so they aren’t pulled...
rv-14 aileron

Design Process: Roll Control

The primary function of the wing is to generate lift, but it must also incorporate control surfaces to control the airplane in roll.
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Take a Ride In a Thorp T-18

Join Phil Mandel for a walkaround description and a brief flight in his Thorp T-18 homebuilt, one of the most affordable high-performance homebuilts on...
Glasair Sportsman

Glasair Aviation to Restart With Kits, Not Two Weeks to Taxi

Glasair Aviation is planning to emphasize kit sales and production first and restart TWTT later.

Don’t Get Stuck!

Have you ever found yourself in over your head when it comes to taking on a big project?

For Evie

Early in my build project, I found the absolute perfect number.

Pack Your Spotted Cow and Go

I heard Jester’s coarse voice and felt the impact of each syllable, “You. Nev-er. Leave. Your wingman.” I’m foreshadowing the past, though, so let...
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eXenos Electric Motorglider

Paul Dye describes what's new and what's cool with the Gabriel DeVault Xenos motorglider powered by an electric motor.
Starduster biplane over grass strip

Old School Solution

It doesn’t seem that long ago, but maybe it was, that the essence of a sport airplane was a biplane.

Archive: October 1997

A sleek Lancair IV-P was on our October 1997 cover along with the blurb promising an over-gulf trip from Florida to Mexico.

In Case You Missed it

Engine Beat

The Rotax 912 engine has become ubiquitous in homebuilt aviation, and now a company has found a way to improve its fuel efficiency. By Steve Ells.

Bringing a Baby Great Lakes Back

After developing an interest in aerobatics, one builder acquires an airplane that allows him to fully indulge that fascination (after a few hundred hours of rebuilding). By Ron Bearer Jr.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir continues the project he started last month as he attempts to bring a little intermittence to a homemade tone generator so that it will go beep, beep instead of one long beeeeeeeeep when alerting you to an out-of-norm condition.

Perking up the performance of a Glasair Sportsman

Power Flow exhaust shows a measureable efficiency gain over the standard system.