Matco Purchased by NMG Aerospace

Longtime general-aviation wheel and brake provider Matco Manufacturing has been purchased by NMG Aerospace, a large aerospace design and manufacturing conglomerate that builds parts...
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting… an Engine

Omar eagerly awaits his shiny new Lycoming Thunderbolt engine. Watch the unboxing!

Lang Arion Lightning XS

Although I had been active with RC model airplanes all my life, a retirement goal was to complete a full-scale airplane that my wife...
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Zenith Workshop Updates

Sebastien Heintz and Herman Eshuis report from Zenith's kit aircraft building workshop class at the Wheels & Wings (builder assistance) facility in Lake City,...

The Big Empty

If you’ve followed any of our shop videos or seen pictures of what we’re working on here at Kitplanes any time in the past...

Garmin Announces Free VFR Database Updates for G3X EFIS

Pilots love the capability of modern electronics instruments but for those needing period database updates, the cost of maintenance can be a sore spot....

Tap, Tap…

How many little habits do you have that you have had for longer than you can remember and can’t seem to shake? I don’t...

Make a Rivet Paint Mask

It’s not uncommon: You paint a panel of some kind for your aircraft and then, later on, you have to mount the panel with...

CubCrafters Achieves SEC Qualification

Company moves forward with public offering.
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Bearhawk Model 5 Takes Flight

Bearhawk Aircraft announced the flight of the first kit-built Bearhawk Model 5 on Monday, November 7th. This six-place airplane was originally designed to haul...

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Editor’s Log

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LED to a Landing

We have come a long way with light emitting diodes. They went from $200...

Down to Earth

Amy Laboda discovers that a newly installed EFIS, six-weeks away from her RV-10 and an acute caffeine deficiency challenge her inner student.

Headlong For Headers

Tom Wilson, an avowed hot rodder, details his foray into the world of custom exhausts and the performance gains found on his Lycoming IO-540.