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Setser RV-7

After 16+ years of blood, sweat, tears and a little salty aviator language now and again, RV-7 #71748 officially went from “project” to “airplane.”

McGloon Sonex

First flight of Sonex N188DM (s.n. 0739) was on May 25, 2020. With about half a tank of gas the airplane accelerated quickly using...

Arnold Cub Crafters EX-2

Like most of us, I have always wanted to build a plane. After retirement and 3 years later in October 2019 my plane took...

Huneycutt RV-10

Our RV-10, affectionately named "Tess" slipped the surly bonds of earth for the first time on November 15th, 2019. The build took almost seven...

Facchinetti RV-12

I took our Van's RV-12 HB-YPI on her maiden flight on November 13th, 2019, in Yverdon, Switzerland after 7 years of on-and-off building in...

Michel RV-9A

On July 2016 my RV-9A F-PRVN had its first flight. The building took 9 years and 15 days, really a slow build. To speed...

Booker Zenith Cruzer

After 3 years and 800 hours, N553BD made its inaugural flight. The Lycoming O-235-powered aircraft flew hands-off and climbs like a homesick angel. This...

Lapo A. Busi TEAM Minimax

I bought this plane at 50% of building stage. In Italy a lot of Minimax were flying since the 90s. I modified a lot...

Norton Sonex

This Sonex project was purchased for its cross-country speed and the possibility for aerobatics. I hung a new solid-lifter Jabiru 3300 engine on the...

Burns Glasair Sportsman

Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N313E was completed in 2019 after four years of building. It is equipped with a Superior IO-360 and constant-speed prop. The...

In Case You Missed it

Wag-Aero Super Sport

The easy-to-build, high-wing Wag-Aero Super Sport CUBy combines the Cubs classic looks with modern technology and materials, increasing both maximum weight and payload. Using engines of up to 150 horsepower, the Cub offers great short-field performance, high roll rates and easy glideslope control-a great option for those who cant afford vintage prices.

Kit Stuff

Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Design Process: Span and Aspect Ratio

At this point in the design process we have determined the wing area. The...

Aero ‘lectrics

Break out your laptops, iPhones and iPads. There is a new batch of apps and other software that can help pilots chart their course when traveling cross-country.