Completions

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Lapo A. Busi TEAM Minimax

I bought this plane at 50% of building stage. In Italy a lot of Minimax were flying since the 90s. I modified a lot...

Norton Sonex

This Sonex project was purchased for its cross-country speed and the possibility for aerobatics. I hung a new solid-lifter Jabiru 3300 engine on the...

Burns Glasair Sportsman

Glasair Sportsman 2+2 N313E was completed in 2019 after four years of building. It is equipped with a Superior IO-360 and constant-speed prop. The...

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...

Machin Zenith 601XLB

After about 10 years of stop-start building (funny how life gets in the way of the important stuff) I finally finished up I got...

Dirk Verdonck’s Sonex Onex

I completed my Sonex Onex in March 2019. Building started in 2013 and during a period of 5 years, I spent 1800 hours on...

Sparrow Fokker D VII

Dear Kitplanes, here’s a great sunset to complement my Aerodrome Airplanes 80% scale Fokker D VII. It was completed in January 2016, and inspected...

Eric Joern’s Kitfox Super Sport

After attending AirVenture three times, watching my brother build his Kitfox and getting to know the folks at the Kitfox factory, I decided Kitfox...

Holliston LongEZ

NX666DV is the second Long EZ I've built from plans. The first one, SPEEDRACER flew me around for 1,500 hours over 10 years and...

Jim Nelson Sportsman

On June 12, 2019 Sportsman kit #7146 became N816J—airworthy according to my DAR! On September 19, 2019 N816J “slipped the surly bonds of earth and...

In Case You Missed it

The Dawn Patrol

Dick Starks reminisces about the aviation luminaries The Dawn Patrol has been privileged to meet at the annual Salute to Veterans Air Show.

Build Your Skills: Fabric

This month, fabric expert Ron Alexander discusses attaching the fabric to the aircraft parts using either a pre-sewn envelope or individually cut pieces of fabric. The process is optimized for strength in flight as well as aesthetic appeal.

So Long, Lead

As the prospect of leaded aviation fuels fades into the sunset, the search is on for a replacement, and you may not like where things are headed. By Marc Cook.

Shenanigans

”Experimental Two Sierra X-Ray,  Oshkosh Tower, you are clear for touch-and-goes on any runway....