Completions

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Eric Kallio's RV-10

After 5 years of building my RV-10, N518RV took to the air in February 2010. It was painted in August, after phase 1 was...

Craig Walls' Alaskan Rebel

My wife, Debrya and I recently finished our Murphy Rebel. We spent almost 4 years building our baby. The first flight took place on...

Christensen Mirage Marathon

I began construction of my modified Mirage Marathon in October of 1996. I decided to make mine a traildragger rather than this model’s fixed...

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,...

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...

Joe Senatori's Safari Helicopter

I started this project in 1998 after a visit to Oshkosh. I built this Safari from plans doing the entire frame welding myself and...

Bob Talir's Flightstar II SC

My kit arrived on 2/9/09. After taking inventory, I began building and completed the plane in 480 hours over a 14 month period....

Tony Kirk's RV 6-A

I started building my RV-6A, N57TK, on July 4, 2002 and I flew the first flight on September 5, 2005. The empennage and wings...

Phil Bolenbaugh's RANS Coyote II (S-6ES)

N403PB received her airworthiness certificate in April, 2010 after 14 months and 1,500 hours of build time. Powered by the Rotax 912UL engine,...

Tim Delf’s Sky Jeep

After 10 enjoyable years of on and off building, my plans built Zenith CH701 aircraft received its airworthiness certificate on March 10, 2011 and...

In Case You Missed it

Wind Tunnel

This month columnist Barnaby Wainfan takes a look at how the airplane responds in roll when the pilot is maneuvering. Two key factors are roll acceleration and the steady-state roll rate.

Down to Earth

Music to a mothers ears. Amy Laboda preps the family Kitfox for her older daughters primary training.

Rotorway’s Talon

Although it may resemble its predecessor, this new helo represents a significant evolutionary leap.

Design Process: Cantilever Wings

Last month we began our discussion of the structural layout of the wing with...