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Wilkes Subsonex JSX-2

Almost two years to the day from ordering the kit, the first flight was May 22, 2020 and lasted about 20 minutes. Everything was...

Homan Legal Eagle XL

I completed Legal Eagle XL SR 7-1/2, Snoopy's Revenge 7-1/2 in July of 2020. It is powered by a Verner 3V engine, with 42...

Viljoen SubSonex

Andre Viljoen of Broulee, New South Wales, Australia took his SubSonex skyward on November 9 becoming the first SubSonex based outside of the United...

Story RANS S-20

We started the RANS build with a kit order in December 2014. In April 2015 I convinced my friend Chris to help go retrieve...

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...

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Engine Beat

A step-by-step guide to doing maintenance on a Slick magneto. By Steve Ells.

Aero ‘lectrics

Jim Weir takes us on a tour of the FCC's aviation frequency range.

Aero ‘lectrics

You have your off-grid hangar on a solar array, but how to harness its power? Thats what Columnist Jim Weir tackles this month, with an array that tracks the sun to maximum effect.