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Pappas Waiex B Turbo

This is my second Waiex build. My first appeared in a Kitplanes article in 2007. This one took 24 months of part time work...

Wood Legal Eagle XL

I completed my Legal Eagle XL at home and covered the wings in my living room and dining room over the winter. Great Wife!!...

Bob Carson’s Sonex

Sonex N754TA took 2.5 years to complete, and it first flew in September 2009. This is my first build and the construction went smoothly...
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WIlliam Prokes’ Kitfox Model 4

N419BM is a Model 4 Kitfox with a ROTAC Radial engine(2800)was completed almost 3 years ago. 150 hours now and is a great airplane....

Monte Jestes' AirBike

My AirBike project is finished and it flies great! It has a Rotax 503 DCDI and an Ivo prop. Location: Stillwater, OK e-mail address: monte.jestes@att.net

Brad Cohen's Zenith Zodiac 601XL

I grew up in an aviation family. My father, who is still an active pilot flew corporate aircraft for forty years as well as...
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Dave Armando’s Rotorway 162F

After 600 hours of build time my 2008 Rotorway 162F helicopter departed the earth. First flight was from my driveway after pushing it out...

Sparrow Fokker D VII

Dear Kitplanes, here’s a great sunset to complement my Aerodrome Airplanes 80% scale Fokker D VII. It was completed in January 2016, and inspected...

Phil Bolenbaugh's RANS Coyote II (S-6ES)

N403PB received her airworthiness certificate in April, 2010 after 14 months and 1,500 hours of build time. Powered by the Rotax 912UL engine,...

Georg Himmeroeder's Bearhawk

After completing my buddy's F1 EVO we thought about building another airplane. My choice was the Bearhawk. I wanted an airplane with more utility...

In Case You Missed it

Build It Better: Testing, testing, one, two, three

There's no substitute for real-world testing--;something homebuilders should keep in mind when moving from the theoretical to the actual application.

Roll Your Own

When they couldn't find a likely single-seat homebuilt that would work as an inexpensive but reliable commuter airplane, two builders who are well versed in metal aircraft construction took it upon themselves to design and build one;

Here Comes the Judge

How do aircraft judges at the big annual events evaluate a potential prizewinner? You might be surprised. By Bill Repucci.

Wag-Aero Sport Trainer

Builder Dave Klages’ Wag-Aero Sport Trainer remains faithful in most ways to the J-3 Cub that inspired it; by Marc Cook.