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Kurt Klewin’s Van’s RV-6A

N85KC was started in 1999 and completed in 2004. It is powered by an Aerosport Power O-360 and Sensenich prop. Built a bit prior...

Keith Hedrick's Rans S7S

After 3 yrs and a lot of help from my friends, 74VK took to the air. This is a great flying airplane and a...

"Myunn" Corvair-powered Sonex

“Myunn” (N319WF), a Corvair powered Sonex airframe, was purchased from a previous owner who had begun the fuselage and intended to use an Aerovee...

Rob Pavan's Jabiru "j258"

I just finished a Jabiru j250 with the 5100 8cyl engine, hence  "j258." So far I'm very happy with the airplane. It seems to...

David Clay's Plans-Built Sonex

My plans-built Sonex flew for the first time on August 25, 2012. Building this airplane was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Flying it...

Joel Graber's RV-10

I started this project due to family expansion (when we found out we were about to have our first child). We had a an...

It Flies!

With a fresh airworthiness certificate in hand, pre-fight inspections complete, and gorgeous spring weather (cool with no winds) in the Smith Valley, there was...

Gero and Beatrix Dargel's Skyranger Swift

After a couple of more or less successful radio controlled models, the Skyranger is our first "full size" project. The main structure of the...

Two Bearhawk Patrols Take to the Air

Scott French of Iowa and an Australian threesome comprising Alan Arthur, Doug Harrington and Avon Furphy have completed, certified and flown their Bearhawk Patrols...

Smythe Tango XR

On September 1, 2015, N464WS departed Williston, FL - X60 - following a 20-month build, and arrived in Brunswick, ME - KBXM - after...

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