Completions

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Hopwood Zodiac 601XLB

Zodiac 601XLB N601LL was first flown on September 12, 2018. It took 11 years from start to finish with numerous long breaks interspersed for...

Kincaid RV-12

Our Van's RV-12 E-LSA was completed September 2018. I am a first-time builder, and it took three year build working week-ends only. The plane sports...

Meisser Pulsar

Pulsar XP, serial# 404, made it's maiden flight on May 18, 2013 after quite a long period of building. Since then, the log book contains...

Gross RV-9A

My USCG-themed RV-9A was completed this weekend. I built it using a slow build kit, although I did get a jump-start, buying 90% completed wings...

Friesen Glasair Sportsman

Finally, after over 3 years Sportsman kit #7091 left the ground. It flew really well and only needed minor trim adjustment. The airplane is fitted...

Brammer Zenith CH 750

I recently completed my Zenith CH 750 after the original was nearly destroyed due to engine failure and subsequent off airport landing. Performance is pretty...

Santorelly Cubby

N724JV is a Wag-Aero Sport Trainer Acro version with a Continental C85-12F engine. It was a 16 year build and was completed in July,...

Two Bearhawk Patrols Take to the Air

Scott French of Iowa and an Australian threesome comprising Alan Arthur, Doug Harrington and Avon Furphy have completed, certified and flown their Bearhawk Patrols...

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...

Clarke-Schmitz Searey

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...

In Case You Missed it

RANS S-19

When new aircraft from two very different designers, in this case Randy Schlitter and Richard VanGrunsven, surface with considerable similarities, consensus about basic design tenets must be blowing in the wind. Certainly Light Sport regs do constrain performance considerations, but human factors are more up for grabs, and thats where one or another design can truly shine; by Marc Cook.

Checkpoints

Sun n Fun musings and more.

Wind Tunnel

Gyroplanes.

Old Dog, New Trick

I've been working on airplanes for a long time, and some things I do...