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A funny thing happened on the way to the coast. I’ve been flying with the Garmin GNX 375 GPS/transponder for a few months now....
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A Crowd of One

Kitplanes contributing editor Kerry Fores, a lifelong resident of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, self-populated AirVenture's famous Brown Arch in March while self-isolating. This video is a...

Hate It When I Do That!

First things first - this is in no way Aircraft Spruce’s fault! Nope, this is totally on me - they sent exactly what I...

The Value of Heeding Directions

As builders, we are generally good at doing the research: reading directions, poring over plans and diagrams and generally trying to figure stuff out...

Out with the Old

Yes,  know that I have written numerous times over the years about being careful about “while I’m in there…” syndrome—starting out on a simple...

The Nut Under the Cam Gear

Anyone that has disassembled and/or built a four-cylinder Lycoming is probably very familiar with a specific nut - the one hiding underneath the cam...

You’ve Done Your Duty

Nothing lasts forever.

A Great Day to Burn Jet A

About the only good thing that you can say about these times of angst and social distancing is that flying a single-seat airplane puts...

The Virtual Fly-In

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and in these days of social isolation from COVID-19, aviators who still want to congregate for community support...

My New Toy: Rhino Label Maker

I’ve been accused of being interested in building and maintaining airplanes and motorcycles as cover for a bad case of tool want. From the...

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Around the Patch

Editor-in-Chief Marc Cook discusses the potential impact of changes to the FAAs 51% rule, which are the result of increasingly complex aircraft being constructed with the aid of builder-assistance programs.

Letters

ADS-B and TrafficI thought I might share my experiences to date with ADS-B. I...

Checkpoints

Along the way.

What’s New

Illuminate your panel, a new EFIS, and a Subaru-based firewall-forwaard engine package; edited by Mary Bernard.