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Scott Van Artsdalen's S6ES Coyote II

I finished building my S6ES Coyote II in February of 2011 after 23 months and 300 hours of construction. I had previously built and...

Michael Goodman's Dakota Hawk

After nearly 13 years of construction (I’m slow) Dakota Hawk N783SM took to the sky for its maiden flight. Powered by a Rotax 912S...

Brazilian GALILEU Classic

Dear friends, I am a Brazilian subscriber and that is my GALILEU. She is a heavily modified Corben Baby Ace built from scratch over seven years...

Clarke-Schmitz Searey

This Searey amphibian was built over a three year period by owners Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Initial flights in...

Stan Tew's Rans S-7S

N29TD was given airworthiness in October 2010 after 6 years of construction. It was awarded Champion Custom Tube & Fabric at the South East...

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...

Dave Smith's RV-7

On Friday, March 9th 2012, it had been 4 years, 7 months and 17 days since taking over the RV7 project. It was a...

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....

Bob Cartwright's RV-7

RV-7 N646RC (Builder # 71194) flew for the first time on the morning of October 4, 2011 after 8 years of construction with Jerry...

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...

In Case You Missed it

The Unintimidated Builder

Builder Walter Treadwell has taken on projects that many of us would find daunting, and he keeps upping the ante. First came a Lancair 235, then a plansbuilt Jenny JN-4, followed by a P-38 and then his current project, a resized Sikorsky S-38. Some 4000 hours into the new project, Treadwell has a ways to go, but fortunately he has a mini AgCat to fly in the meantime; by Bob Fritz.

Quick-Drain O-Ring Change

By Bill Repucci.

Maintenance Matters

Save time and money changing tires.

Plane and Simple

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