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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...

Walker Zodiac CH640 – “Bluebird”

I’ve always enjoyed woodworking and working with my hands. After building a regulator clock from a kit, then building a dulcimer from an instrument...

Machin Zenith 601XLB

After about 10 years of stop-start building (funny how life gets in the way of the important stuff) I finally finished up I got...

Dirk Verdonck’s Sonex Onex

I completed my Sonex Onex in March 2019. Building started in 2013 and during a period of 5 years, I spent 1800 hours on...

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