Completions

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Lory Ghertner's Glasair

After too many years of my wife's putting up with the odor of resin and thousands of parts, N494U is now a cross-country machine....

Michael Goodman's Dakota Hawk

After nearly 13 years of construction (I’m slow) Dakota Hawk N783SM took to the sky for its maiden flight. Powered by a Rotax 912S...

Steve Kunkle's Plans-Built Mustang II

After 3 1/2 years of building, on June 2013 I got the FAA inspection and the end of July the test pilot took her...

Arnold Nieuport 28

I purchased this full scale Nieuport 28 kit from Airdome Aeroplanes in March, 2010. The build was accomplished in my basement and garage taking...
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Dave Armando’s Kitfox Speedster Model V

After 6 years of building my 2001 Kitfox Speedster Model V was flown.

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...

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...

Allen Sutphin's Challenger II

I completed my Challenger II LW in 9 months. It's powered by a Rotax 503 DCDI and a Tenn prop. Flies great except in...

Dries van Vuuren's Plansbuilt W10 Tailwind

Having built two RVs I needed a real challenge so I decided on the Tailwind. Two years and 2400 hours later, the Tailwind took to the sky on...

"Born Again" TX Sonerai

After selling my second RV aircraft last year to facilitate a home remodel I was in a dilemma. Build another airplane? Buy one? If so,...

In Case You Missed it

Checkpoints

Do we really need all of these toys?

The Seclusion Solution

How my GlaStar turned a five-hour drive into an hour.

Viewfinder

Vertical Power’s VP-400 stands ready to locate the nearest airports and help you plot and execute an emergency landing—welcome assistance for the pilot experiencing an in-flight failure. By Marc Cook.

Unusual Attitude: GPS and Reality

While he admires and uses them, author Norm Ellis laments the lack of user-friendliness in todays GPS units. Editor Marc Cook counters that argument and extols the virtues of GPSes, complications or no, and their value in the cockpit.