Ed and Kaye Pierson’s Lockwood AirCam

My wife and I finally completed our Lockwood AirCam after nearly 10 years of work. It’s equipped with Rotax 912S engines, MGL EFIS and...

RANS Chaos and Sakota Aerobats Are Back

Due to popular demand, the RANS S-9 Chaos and S-10 Sakota midwing one- and two-place aerobatic kit aircraft are back in production, the company says. Deliveries will begin in June. The two kits were discontinued about a year ago, and will be offered in their original form. We are happy that the planes have commanded such strong response, says Randy Schlitter, RANS CEO, and will strive to supply the same top notch quality [customers] have…

Sam Buchanan's Legal Eagle XL

After a dozen years of enjoyable flight in my RV-6, it was time to add a low-n-slow aircraft to the hangar. The Legal Eagle...

Rocky Mountain Fly In Canceled

Promoters of the Rocky Mountain Fly In, scheduled for September 19-21, 2008, announced this week that the event has been canceled for this year. According to Colorado Sport Aviation, which was organizing the show at Denver's Front Range airport, the event was canned because of "due to several local and national factors delaying the planning…

Wes Whitley's Just Aircraft Highlander

It took a while, but it was worth it. My "retirement project" took 7-1/2 yrs to finish because of being called back to work....

Skybike’s Telescoping Wings

This AirVenture's key new aircraft designs all seem to have one component in common: some kind of rotating, swinging or folding wing design. Roadable aircraft vehicles are also all the rage.Sam Bousfield, president of Samson Motoworks, has been working on a three-wheeled roadable aircraft he calls the Skybike that solves the issue of what to do with the wings on the ground in a novel way: The Skybike's wings telescope in and out.…

Rusk Experimental Javron SuperCub

The genesis for the airplane was in June of 2011. The airplane first flew in May 2015. Actual building time was about 3-1/2 years....

GlobalAir.com’s Fuel Route Planner in Beta

GlobalAir.coms new fuel route planner, in its final beta version, was displayed at AirVenture this year. President/CEO Jeffrey Carrithers anticipates that the finished screens, airport reports and icons should be finished by November 2008. The service is intended for the cross-country piston pilot, and he estimates that the subscription would run between $10-15 monthly.…

Robert Anderson's RV-8

After many years of both building and not building (about 50/50) N184GC (One RV-8 for Grandpa Christensen) and I made the maiden flight on...

Complimentary Pre-Paid Visa Card with CompAir Purchase

Customers who purchase a CompAir 12 from April 15, 2009 through August 15, 2009 will receive a pre-paid Visa card worth up to $50,000 to use for fuel or whatever purpose one sees fit, the company says. Those who purchase a CompAir 9 or 11 will receive a card in the amount of $40,000.

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Making a FABulous Project

This month we are going to wrap up the LED lighting project and (another...

Ask the DAR

As a builder gets ready for his airworthiness inspection, he wonders if he can hire a DAR who is familiar with his design but lives in another state. And what if your airplane doesn't pass inspection?

Flying Both Sides

When it comes to WW-I aircraft, Airdrome Aeroplanes shows no favorites.

Ask the DAR

Is replacing one panel with another considered a major modification? And what is a “significant” change to weight and balance?