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Bill Hogue's AutoGyro MTO Sport

I had been researching gyroplane technology for the past 20 years and knew that the modern gyroplane was an amazing aircraft. After scoring a...

Mathis Sport Aviators' RANS S-6

N646GT started with six members in an LLC, and currently has four left, 10 years after we bought the kit. One of our team...

Ron Bearer Jr.’s Baby Great Lakes

Builders share their successes.

Sturm Velocity

Velocity 173 Fixed Gear Elite N653TS has taken just shy of 20 years to morph from several boxes of fiberglass parts to the plane...

Rick Richardson's Lancair Legacy FG

After starting with three week's of Lancair's factory-assist builders program, my plane received its airworthiness certificate exactly three years later in July 2010. This...

Lance Hooley's Jet Eze

It started with a visit with the Rutan guru Robert Harris of what was the EZ Hangar in Covington TN, now EZ Jets. I...

Charles McCluggage's RV-8

I finished N188DW and inspection was completed in the fall of 2012. First flight was November 6. All went well and the plane has...

Jim Bower's RV-6A

N143DJ first flew on August 10, 2011 after nearly 11 1/2 years of slow building. She has an AeroSport Power O-320, a Catto prop,...

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...

Dan Palmer's Wittman Buttercup

This is my Steve Wittman-designed Buttercup built and flown at Moriarty, New Mexico. Earl Luce plans were used for the airframe. It is powered by...

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