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"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...

Jim and Amelia Isaacs’ Zenith CH701

Jim and Amelia Isaacs received Airworthiness Certification for N701JA on 12 July 2019. The couple began their Zenith CH701 kit build in May of...

Vernon Little's Harmon Rocket

Harmon Rocket C-GVRL is my second completion. The first was an RV-9A C-FVRL. The VRL twins are hangared at Victoria International Airport (CYYJ). On...

Robert Anderson's RV-8

After many years of both building and not building (about 50/50) N184GC (One RV-8 for Grandpa Christensen) and I made the maiden flight on...

Scott Hendry's Nynja

I started the Nynja kit in August 2011 and it flew in June 2012. The Nynja is a quick build kit, but I'm a...

Walker Zodiac CH640 – “Bluebird”

I’ve always enjoyed woodworking and working with my hands. After building a regulator clock from a kit, then building a dulcimer from an instrument...

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...

Booker Zenith Cruzer

After 3 years and 800 hours, N553BD made its inaugural flight. The Lycoming O-235-powered aircraft flew hands-off and climbs like a homesick angel. This...

Dave Williams’ Tango 2

N214ST (Revolution Aviation kit) was signed off as airworthy in May, 2015, with the first flight occurring at Williston, FL. The plane is now...

Cobb Mini-500 Bravo Plus

It took Bryan Cobb three years to assemble this helicopter while working a full-time job. It is equipped with all factory updates and the...

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Around the Patch

Those who plan to build an aircraft from a kit would do well to visit the factory and get to know not only the owners but also the operation. So counsels Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook, whose recent visit to the RANS factory left him favorably impressed. RANS manufacturing is diversified to weather the ups and downs of the market, and the company knows what works and sticks to it.

The Real McKee

In the ultimate FUUN exercise, Andy McKee flies the Atlantic in search of AirVenture and friendly colonials.

Aero ‘lectrics

Make it a current print.

Ask the DAR

Missing operating limitations, adding new instruments and an autopilot.