Completions

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Courreges Sonex, Argentina

My Sonex took to the air for the first time on July 23, 2014. I completed the project after almost four years of building...

Bilodeau Kolb Firefly

I purchased this Kolb Firefly, partly covered quick-build kit on Craigslist for $6,000 with the engine, materials, BRS, and propeller, after the previous owner passed away....

Port RV-8

Here is my RV8 that I completed in June 2017. I didn't have enough time to fly off my phase one in time for...

Arnold Cub Crafters EX-2

Like most of us, I have always wanted to build a plane. After retirement and 3 years later in October 2019 my plane took...

Completions

Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke's Searey This Searey LSX amphibian was built over a three-year period by owners Bob Schmitz and Glen Clarke in...

Michael Gallagher's Rans S7S

Our Rans S7S was completed in August 2011 after a January 2011 start. Nearly a year of research went into our choice for a...

Thomas Yowell's SeaRey "Top Fun"

The first flights of my SeaRey LSX, with the Rotax 914 Turbo, that made it the "Top Fun" amphibian it is today occurred in May 2012....

Meyer SuperSport Kitfox N43KF

I got my SuperSport Kitfox kit in 2011 and spent 27 months to completion on December 17, 2014, Kityhawk's 111th anniversary. N43KF is powered...

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...

Aupperle Zenith CH 750 STOL

I always wanted something to do in retirement that that would be both challenging and fun. I couldn't envision myself playing golf only during...

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Drawing on experience; by cartoonist Robrucha.

Firewall Forward: Tools of the Trade

Here are the tools you'll need during your engine installation, plus suggestions for keeping them organized.

Electronic Ignitions

As electronic ignitions become more popular, some homebuilders will want to consider making the switch (especially given the potential savings in fuel costs). Tom Wilson provides an overview of the marketplace and offers a “cost-benefit” analysis.