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Scott Van Artsdalen's S6ES Coyote II

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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By Bill Repucci.

Maintenance Matters

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Save time and money changing tires.

Plane and Simple

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Keep it in the groove.